Today we did the big touristy thing in Granada. First stop was the Alhambra, an ancient fortress built in 1237. Founder of the Nasrid dynasty, Muhammad I al-Mar installed his Court on the Sabika hill. The section I loved the most was the Palace of the Lions. The palace is currently covered in scaffolding with the lions, which make up the centrepiece of a magnificent fountain, have undergone a complete restoration and moved into a beautiful room - no photos allowed.
We wandered through the gardens of the Generallife and fed the poor little stray kittens some of our lunch.
In the afternoon we drove 40km up a very steep mountain through the Sierra Nevada snowfields which is part of a National Park. Lucy experienced snow for the first time and she threw snowballs until her hands were frozen. We slid down the hill and dove into a big cup of thick hot chocolate to end the day.
Our apartment called Hemminway House is gorgeous with a beautiful tiled floor, a balcony that catches the sun all day and decorated in Spanish/Arabic style.
Granada is a must visit place in Spain, it has such a mixture of cultures and the food is fantastic, the wine is cheap and the views are breathtaking.
I had a toothless lady give me a bunch of rosemary and she read my palm, she told me that I have an old soul, I am intelligent and I will only ever have one child but she will be very happy. The then asked me for 5 euros !