ETHPAÑA! I've just come back from this beautiful country, and I couldn't wait to share what I saw with all of you. My family and I were lucky enough to travel to the south of Spain this year, and our first stop was Granada. This city was my favorite out of the entire trip, and it took my breath away. There is so much history just sitting less than a mile away from the city's Zara, and I just kept thinking how lucky these people are to be surrounded by such amazing feats. Although this is the case for almost all the cities we visited, what Granada had to offer appealed to me the most. We were only in Granada for 2 full days, and with that we decided to see the Alhambra Palace and Generalife, two incredible architectural creations.
Andalusian architecture may be my favorites style of architecture all because of what I saw in the south of Spain. The amount of detail I saw was astonishing and unlike anything I've ever seen in my life, and every corner I turned, every room I stepped foot in left me breathless. I can't even imagine how these people built all of this so long ago, it's absolutely incredible! We walked so offing much, but by the end of the day we had only ventured through HALF of the Alhambra Palace, so you know I'll be back to explore the rest.
A lot of shopping, drinking, eating, and caffeine also happened in Granada, but all of that seemed to be the same everywhere. A typical dinner for us happened at around 9pm (the sun didn't set until 10pm every day, which I loved), and it always consisted of wine, bread, olives, and tapas drenched in olive oil *drools*. Restaurants would be lined up in a very narrow street, and even though they all served relatively the same things, choosing one was always a struggle.
I'll never forget one night, after dinner, we explored the streets of the city and came across this small plaza that literally looked like a scene from the Lizzie McGuire movie or something. It was about 10pm, and there were picture perfect apartment buildings across from this beautiful cathedral that towered and casted a shadow over the entire inside of the plaza, and the fact that there was about to be an interpretive dance performance, casually, in the middle of this scene was something I'll never forget.
Granada, you were amazing and I can't wait to go back and finish exploring the Alhambra.
Next stop, Lanjarón!