The courtyard reflecting pool of the Alhambra.
Short but sweet visit to Granada. On our way there we were fortunate to see the wind mills of Don Quixote's La Mancha.



We arrived in Granada in the early evening and went straight to our hotel. After checking in Sharlene and I visited El Corte Ingles, the department store directly across the street. We shopped a little, checked their electronics prices and purchased a few bottles of Spanish wine for the room.

After freshening up, we went to dinner in the hotel dining room. I t was a large room with several other tour groups dining with us. The buffet was enormous with quite a few items I had never seen nor tasted before and some I will never see again.

The next morning we were off to tour the Alhambra. We met our local guides, Pablo and Antonio, split into two groups and began our walking tour of the 13-centry Moorish citadel planned by the ruler Al Ahamar. The Moorish fortress is very plain on the outside but a fantasy of "lace in stone" within the inter walls, all surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains. The picture above shows the central court yard with its beautiful reflecting pool and intricate stone work.
 
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