Sightseeing in Granada 格拉纳达之旅
24.06.2007 35 °C
It was the hottest day during our 5-day holiday in south of Spain, but it did not affect our good mood. Today we chose Granada for sightseeing.
On the way to Granada, there were some nice views along the highway. Then we stopped aside only for few seconds to take some pictures instead of staying in the car.
As soon as we arrived the La Alhambra, we went to buy the tickets first, because it only allowed 300 visitors enter La Alhambra per one hour.
After buying the tickets, we took lunch in a restaurant which just near the La Alhambra.
From this picture, you could imagine how delicious the food were!
After finishing lunch, my honey continued reading the guide book, and showed me some nice pictures of La Alhambra. He said that we would see the real ones soon!
Now we reached the entrance of the La Alhambra.
Haha, took a picture with the apple tree at the entrance first...
...and then continued going.
Through the boulevard, we found a small church with a lotus pool.
It was a palace, "Palacio de Carlos V", in the La Alhambra, but we wanted to visit a castle first.
We arrived the Alcazaba. It was the oldest castle which was built in 880. Standing here, we could see the Palacio de Carlos V behind us...
...also could see some other parts of the castle...
...and Granada city.
Here looked a little bit like the Great Wall.
Looked like a labyrinth.
Standing on the big balcony, people could see much more views of Granada.
Now we came back to the Palacio de Carlos V.
We happened to find that a glass window of the Palacio de Carlos V could show the image of the church in front of it, really looked like a picture frame on the wall, very nice!
In front of this palace, there were some fake cannons.
Typical renaissance style architecture.
Here was a big round 2-floor architecture in the middle of the palace.
In such a hot day, still did not forget to eat some icecream, hehe...
The painting on the wall.
Leaving Palacio de Carlos V, we went to visit a muslin style palace.
In this palace, the most beautiful part was this Patio de los Arrayanes.
Beautiful carving and architectures.
Now we left the palace, and were going to visit a big garden " Jardin de Generalife " in La Alhambra.
It was a stage in the garden, some performers were rehearsing, seemed like there would be a concert at night.
In this garden, there were many this kind of shaped trees and the lotus pools.
Here also could find many flowers and plants which could be seen in China.
Standing here, could see the Alcazaba castle just behind me.
Now we left the Jardin de Generalife, and went to the city center of Granada. Because there was a very popular small square, " San Nicolas ", which could see the whole view of the La Alhambra.
Look, the Alhambra just was behind me, seemed like it was very close to me.
Later we went to a restaurant to take dinner near the San Nicolas square. The reason why we chose it was that its location was very nice, sitting there people could enjoy not only the delicious food, but also the beautiful La Alhambra.
At that time, we were the first customers in this restaurant, but there were more and more people coming here soon.
This small bottle of wine was a little expensive, but tasted not so bad.
Haha, my poor honey, his face was very easy to get red in the sun, if he did not apply some sun block lotion.
Enjoying the beautiful view and tasting the good wine, so nice time for today!
Our last dinner in Spain: the barbecue chicken and paella...
... and Granada local cakes, very delicous!
After taking dinner, it was already very dark. We went back to the San Nicolas square, and took some pictures for the night scene of the La Alhambra for the last time.