Slowly the sun sinks over Sabikah Hill. The walls of the Alhambra glow red-yellow and stand out against the green of the wooded hillside. In the background the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. We stand on the Albaicin Hill in front of the San Nicolas Church and look over to the Alhambra. The name of the fortress probably derives from the walls that glow red at dusk and gave it the name "Red Castle" at that time.
|Alhambra Granada, Spain|
There is a lot going on on the square, a group of three men entertains the people with guitar music. The ascent was really worth it, the whole place lies in a wonderful light. Even the way to the Alhambra at 36°C was quite tiring, but even that was worth it, because this facility is really worth seeing. The Moors capitulated after a long siege in November 1491 and in January 1492 the castle was handed over to the Catholic Monarchs. Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragòn did not take much time, already in March 1492 they issued the so-called Alhambra Edict. A period of forced expulsion of the Jewish people began, Jews and the Islamic population were forcibly christianized. "Heretics" were persecuted by the Christian Inquisition. The gardens and buildings tell the story of the different rulers and epochs.
|Generalife Granada, Spain|
Whether it is the bastion, the Alcazaba, or the Nasrid palaces with their beautifully landscaped gardens, you can literally feel the history in every building complex. Granada is the prelude to our Andalusia trip, which we started from Cartagena. Besides the Alhambra there are countless other sights in the city and last but not least the many bars and cafes with delicious tapas are worth mentioning. The journey from the southeast of Spain alone is spectacular. The roads through the hilly landscape up to the Sierra Nevada wind around every olive tree, and there are thousands of them in this region. A dream for every motorsport enthusiast, a nightmare for some stomach sensitive passengers. But the stomach is well again and so the tapas in the "La Teteria de Banuelo", just before the bathhouse of the same name from the 11th century, taste excellent. In the Calle Elvira, one tapas bar follows the other, so we don't easily get past them. Before we know it we are already sitting in the next bar, trying "Salmorejo" or "Solomillo de cerdo". In the bar Los Diamantes, on the Plaza Nueva, we have a nightcap and get mussels added.
|Tapasbar Granada, Spain|
|Patio de los Naranjos Còrdoba, Spain|
|Andalusian Bull, Spain|
|Parroquia de San Pedro Carmona, Spain|
|Plaza de Espana Sevilla, Spain|
|Cathedral of Sevilla, Spain|
|Bar Paleyo Sevilla, Spain|
|Metropol Parasol Sevilla, Spain|