The Alhambra of Granada, Spain

The Alhambra of Granada, Spain

 

The Alhambra

Have you ever visited a place that so totally amazed you that you had no words for it. That’s the Alhambra in Granada, Spain for me. Of all of the palaces and historic sites that I visited during my week-long trip to Spain last November, the Alhambra was by far my favorite, but I have not been able to put together a coherent blog about it. I still can’t put into words how it made me feel to finally be there, to see what I had been obsessing over in person. I wandered the grounds for five blissful hours and could have spent even more time there had I not had to leave at closing time.

I’d like to tell you all about how wonderful it was, how it made me feel, what my emotions were at the time.

I can’t.

So I’ll just show you what I saw.

The Alhambra of Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra of Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra of Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra of Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra of Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra of Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra of Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra of Grenada, Spain

 What is one place you’ve visited that left you too stunned for words? What is your Alhambra Palace?

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  • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

    I feel this way when I see many of the stunning Icelandic landscapes. Beautiful photos!

  • http://movebyyourself.com Kelley @ Move By Yourself

    Anthony Bourdain did a great episode on his show “Parts Unknown” in Grenada and they showcased the Alhambra and just as in your photos it was beautiful! You should check it out if you get a chance.

  • http://www.amyandthegreatworld.com/ AmyMacWorld

    Oh what a dream destination! It must have been surreal to see it in real life. It’s beautiful!

  • http://www.foodboozeandbaggage.com/ Food Booze & Baggage

    So gorgeous! The picture of the town is gorgeous!

  • http://kcsaling.com/ KC Saling

    I can see how you’d be at a loss for words – there are just so many facets to it that you can’t describe it! I kind of felt that way around La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/rbblog Ryan Biddulph

    Awesome Megan! For me, it was Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Jaw dropping size/scale!

  • http://www.elegance-revisited.com/ TiinaL

    Beautiful pictures! It is impressive. You know, I used to live on the little square at the foot of the hill when I was an exchange student in Granada. It was nice having breakfast in a coffee shop, Looking at Alhambra high on the hill.

  • http://www.sweetandsavoring.com/ Christy Milford

    Gorgeous! Photos like these really make me feel like I’m there- if only that were the case!

  • http://www.deutsch-bitte.net/ Natalye

    So ornate and beautiful! My Alhambra Palace is definitely the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, which I’ve been posting on my blog lately. It’s insane to see how intricate some of these palaces and castles are!

  • http://www.travel-vanberry.blogspot.com/ Van @ On the Road again

    Obviously Tromsø is my Alhambra 😀 but 5 hours, that is a long time!! You must have been really fascinated by it and it certainly looks gorgeous! And glad to have you back here 😉

  • http://www.wheremagiclivesblog.com Amy Jo Pendergrass

    What beautiful pictures. It looks like a truly wonderful place to experience!

  • Heather @ Travelingsaurus

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your photos, I would love to visit…primarily because I’ve become obsessed with the TV show (in Spanish, but avail with English subtitles) called Isabel. You might enjoy it if you haven’t checked it out already 🙂

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  • Jessi

    Wow absolutely stunning photographs! I think my Alhambra so far has been Bruges – I could not get enough of that gorgeous little town.

  • http://thethingsiamcrazyfor.wordpress.com/ Camila

    This looks stunning and your pictures are showing exactly are beautiful Alhambra is! Wow! Is that in the south of Spain, it seems to have such incredible inspiration from the arabic culture!

  • http://readtravelbecome.com Meredith R

    Woah, great photos!!!

  • http://www.wanderlustin.co.uk Sammi Egan

    I love the alhambra, and Granada in general. I can’t wait to go back there some day. The history behind the alhambra is incredible, too. I enjoy how the guide tells you to visit the places you are most interested in first because you’ll be exhausted after– I truly was! I managed a beer somewhere before going to chill out in my hostel for the rest of the afternoon. I definitely want to go and see it again.