The next stop on my Andalusian adventure was Granada. Among a cosy town centre and streets lined with ice cream shops Granada’s real gem is the Alhambra – a vast fortress and palace built during the Arabic occupation of the south of Spain.
All of the panels, ceilings and walls are intricately carved by hand in amazing shapes and patterns. Of course my love of ceilings aside there was even more in the way of doors, doors and more doors. It takes a few hours to get round the whole of the Alhambra, and if this incredible man-made structure was’t enough, on the opposite hill sits Generalife – the gardens of Alhambra.
So remember to bring some comfortable shoes and water. You will be racking up miles in the summer heat before you have seen all of Alhambra and Generalife, and probably about twice that distance trying to find your way out of this medieval maze.
Dress: Three Floor