Published: June 11th 2011June 4th 2011
OK today I was going to the Alhambra. I was able to enter the complex from 2pm, but couldn´t enter the Nazrid palaces until 2:30. On my way to the Alhambra I passed a couple of traditionally dressed Spanish horsemen. I followed them as they were going the way I needed to go. They led me to a massive procession with hundreds of horsemen, highly decorated carriages, drummers, flutists, flag bearers, a huge silver carriage pulled by massive bulls and a crowd of singers and dancers. It was extremely impressive.
After this I went up to the Alhambra and straight into the Nazrid palaces as I could only go in at my specified time. They were quite impressive, however I felt that to get the best out of them you were meant to rent an audioguide as there were no descriptions of what the places were. I then went to the gardens of the alhambra which were very spectacular. THey were huge. My favourite bit of the gardens was a set of steps with water channels running down each side in upturned roof tiles.
After the gardens I went to the final bit of the Alhambra, the actual fortress. This was really interesting. It had some spectacular views across the whitewashed buildings of the city below.
Later I got chatting to some other guests at the hostel and we all went out on a tapas bar crawl. In Grenada if you order a drink then you get a free tapas with it. A tapas being a small plate of food. It was very nice, I went back to the hostel at 1 am as I was catching a coach to Sevilla in the morning,