Granada – Spain

The scenic town of Granada is just a stone’s throw from Barcelona…well almost! It actually takes about 11 hours to get there by train, but from an Aussie’s point of view it’s not that far at all. This Andalucian destination is chock full of Moorish architectural splendour. It’s a sight for sore eyes…steeped in medieval allure, this city offers more than the senses can bear…starting with the visual spectacle of the sprawling grandeur that is the Alhambra.

The fortress and palace complex is sited on the left bank of the river Darro, located on a strategic point on top of al-Sabika hill, with a view over the whole city and the meadow. The palace is surrounded by ramparts and is an irregular shape. It complex’s boundaries are the valley of the river Darro on its northern side, the valley of al-Sabika on its southern side, and on the eastern side, Cuesta del Rey Chico street where locals gather to stamp their feet in time with the wild strumming of flamenco guitars.

Alhambra is a must for all amateur photographers. Anyone with a curious eye and a steady trigger hands would find some awesome photo opportunities at every turn.