The Alhambra of Granada
Part 1- Generalife
A trip to the Alhambra of Granada has been an excellent vacation treat. The silence of the place and the well organized settings made you feel that you could spend the whole day there and at times feel all alone. But, don't go there without ordering tickets... the silence is deceiving... you are actually walking among thousands.
I will show you the place by the way I walked it, not by how it was chronologically built. The founder of the Nasrid Dynasty was Muhammad I al-Ahmar and he installed his Court on the Sabika hill in 1238, and with that began building the Alhambra Paradise.
Generalife and the Sultan's Heavenly Pantry is built in the 13th Century on a fertile hill with an abundance of water. The Nasrids tried here to recreate in this land the paradise with which the Koran promised to reward them after death..
"A fertile garden, with flowing rivers, full of fruit trees, palm trees and flowers, with shady nooks in which they would lie on beds lined with brocades, accompanied by youths and shy virgins "With large eyes like well conserved pearls".
View From Generalife
Showing the beauty of their irrigation system
The lower gardens of the Generalife
Walking along the cypresses, the orange trees and the flowers made you remember that you should always surround yourself with wonderful scents and how healing that can be.
Court of the water Channel
Coming out of the Romantic Mirador tower you walk through a staircase overgrown with Lilacs.
Me and my man:)
During the Christian Period, Generalife changed, therefore it is impossible to know how it looked originally, but a great sanctuary it still is.
Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces and Partal coming up soon!
(Part 2 here)