In 2006, I had the marvelous experience to travel to Spain. I spent two months exploring the country and of all the places and things that I saw, my favorite destination was La Alhambra. I could spend all day in this incredible palace and fortress complex, which combines natural and artistic elements to create one of the most serene and romantic environments I've ever visited. Originally constructed during the mid-10th century by Arab ruler Badis ben Habus, La Alhambra is located in Granada, Spain which is part of the Andalusian region (my favorite area of Spain).
The Arab architecture combined with Christian influences creates such a beautiful motif. If you ever have the chance, please go there and plan to spend all day exploring this beautiful fortress.