Granada - Day 1

by Becky D. May. 24, 2011 1899 views

Mom took us to Spain! She lived in Granada, Jaen and Madrid at different points in college, and she's gone back to visit a few times since. To celebrate us turning 30 and 60 this month, mom, my sister and I spent 3 days in Granada and 3 days in Madrid. This is the courtyard of our adorable hotel in Granada.

Looking up a street off of Gran Via in Granada

Walking around Granada on our first night

A fountain near where we had dinner (and the waiter asked my sister and I if we're twins. We're not.)

So many buildings in Granada take their architecture and patterns from the Alhambra (which we saw the following day). Hard to see in this shot, but the back wall is painted to make this archway look longer. And yes, there are touristy shops like this all over the place.

Mom taking a photo of the Royal Chapel, where Ferdinand and Isabella are buried. I'm glad I got this shot because two days later, we visited the chapel, and this same square was mobbed. Mom said she used to casually pop in an out of this lovely chapel before it became a tourist trap. It was so fascinating to see the palace taken over by Ferdinand and Isabella (the Alhambra, tomorrow), then see their burial site the following day.

Looking down a street in Granada towards the Sierra Nevada

Beer and tapas with the woman mom lived with in 1970, her daughter and son-in-law. and granddaughter (not in this shot) who visited Boston to learn English last summer. A wonderful way to spend our first evening!

A bull-fighting stadium

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