buildings across from the Royal Palace

We opted to splurge a bit on the hotel for our last two nights in Spain and stay centrally rather than near the airport.

Monastery of San Jéronimo

ceiling detail

The monastery was different from other churches and cathedrals we’ve seen in that a lot of the decoration was via murals painted on the walls and ceilings.

The Albayzin

peekaboo view of Alhambra

We followed a walking path marked on the map provided by our hotel that conveniently went by most of the sites included with our Granada Card.

The (Rest of) the Alhambra

building with purple tree

The alcazaba was okay but fairly boring especially in the rain. We also did a quick run through the small museum because we weren’t sure how long it was going to take and we needed to get in line for the palaces.

The Nazrid Palaces at the Alhambra

lacy ceiling details

The palaces were beautiful though we were kind of expecting them to be staged with furniture and such so that was a mild disappointment. Still lots to see and loads of detail.


Isabel and Columbus statue

The Alhambra is stunning and we enjoyed Granada. It felt more approachable. I don’t know if that’s because it’s a little smaller city or because we’d been here for a while and feel more comfortable.