Thursday 6 September 2012 - Thursday 6 September 2012
On the way to Granada, we saw a cool looking fortress, from the road. We stopped there and had a look.
We went to Granada to see one thing...The Alhambra. It was an easy drive, from our campsite, into the city. We quickly got into town and followed the road signs (and our GPS) to the site. Between parking and the entrance fee, it was quite pricey, but it was definitely worth it. The Alhambra is something I have wanted to see for years. I am a huge fan of the history channel, and I love Middle Eastern cultures. This was really exciting for me. Logan hadn't ever heard of it, but as soon as we started researching it, that day, he got really excited too. If you are planning to see this site, please allow an entire day to it. It took us at least 5 hours to see the whole site, and we were doing the whole thing quickly.
Once inside the grounds, you are free to wander around at your own pace and see every building that they have open for viewing (with the exception of the three palaces, which you have a set time, on your ticket, to see). The Alhambra is a complete city/fortress, and it did not disappoint us. We both left thinking that if that was all we saw for weeks, that would have been worth it.
(I have so many pictures, and it was all so beautiful, I could not pick very many to go on here, so you'll have to wait for them to be available in other ways.)
We ended up driving all the way to Seville after seeing the Alhambra, which was quite a long drive. We were unable to get wifi on this drive, so we had no idea where a campsite was. We ended up parking the car in the parking lot of a shopping center, and sleeping there for the night. That was probably the worst sleep we had on the entire trip, which led to what we decided the next day.
Next drive-through destination...Seville!