Thursday, December 27, 2012

Destination: La Alhambra, Granada, Spain







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.

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16 comments:

Daliene said...

These are beautiful pictures. My brother traveled to Spain this summer and to Grand Canary Island. His pictures were awesome. So glad to find your blog!

Stamp in My Passport said...

This place is gorgeous! I can see why it could take you all day to wander through there. I wish I would have had a chance to make it to Spain on my trip to Europe. Next time for sure :)
-Jess

Heather K. said...

These pics are fabulous. I would love to travel there one day. The colors are breathtaking.

Jillian said...

Gorgeous! I've wanted to visit Spain for the longest. I think I'd be most excited to see the architecture. And of course, eat the food ;)

Camille DiPaola said...

I love the Arab influence as well..I spent a month in Spain about 5 years ago...best experience. I wish that I could go back!!

Cheers. Thanks for the follow on LiM :).

Ambyr said...

Looks like such a beautiful place. I love how it looks rustic and still new and exciting.

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such gorgeous photos! my dream is to visit anywhere out of the u.s. thanks for sharing this and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. I am now following you and cannot wait to visit again and see what else you have in store! hope you can do the same. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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Tina Byland said...

Oh Spain... how I would love to visit Spain. It's the next on my list. Those flowers! The colors! Oh my what great shots. Stopping by from http://likeordinarylife.com Have a great New Years Eve! :)

Robyn said...

fab photos.glad you stopped by my blog,now I've found fest!

Luiza Ionescu said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this post. I have been to Barcelona this summer and since then I really want to go back to Spain. You gave me a wonderful idea with this post!xo

Iliska Dreams said...

Gorgeous photos! They bring back so many memories, I was in Spain in 2008. Had such an amazing time.

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Introverted Art said...

New follower too :) Your photos are stunning. Happy new year.

Katherine - Real Food Runner said...

This is so pretty! Please take me on your next trip :)

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cleartheway said...

Thanks for stopping by Clear the Way blog. I love your blog here. Such lovely photos!

SH said...

Beautiful photos! My sister spent a few months in Spain last year, and her photos (and yours) are amazing!
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