Yesterday we visited Granada. We parked above the Alhambra and walked down through the Generalife gardens to the city, strolled around the Albaicin and then back up the Alhambra hill.
We think these photos capture the essence of the city in June. This is of the iconic little Hotel America and the Palacio de Carlos V which one passes going from the Generalife to the Alhambra.
Granada is a city of arches. They feature in the architecture of the beautiful Moorish palace and in the gates of the city walls. This one in the Generalife Palace looks out over the Albaicin.
This is the first gate at the entrance to the Alhambra and …
… you have to pass through this arch, the Puertas de las Granadas, when you reach the city and the street Cuesta Gomerez.
There are arches too in the Albaicin. This one is at the junction of Calle San Juan de los Reyes and the Carretera Chapiz.
We love the streets on the old quarter, the Albaicin. This is San Gregorio.
Back up to the Generalife. Water features throughout the gardens in acequias, ponds and fountains. We think this lovely building is part of the Parador.
Finally here is an interesting view looking through the gardens to the Albaicin on the opposite hill.
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