strivetoengage

Living with intent, social engagement, learning, growing, giving

Alameda gardens of Alhambra

Each morning 1000 tickets are released for that day with timed entry to the Alhambra palace and fortress complex itself. We didn’t think to book tickets in advance, on our trip to Andalusia, so we rose early on Sunday morning to queue for tickets to visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Alhambra palace and Alameda gardens.

image

It was pretty chilly queuing for tickets and I could see why the Sultan chose Granada as the site for the summer palace because it provides welcome relief from the summer heat.

image

We had a lovely time wandering around the gardens. The roses were in full bloom along with many cottage garden flowers.

image

It was nice watching the sun rise over the city of Granada.

image

There was a large tour group behind us so we ensured that we kept ahead of them to allow us time to enjoy the gardens without dozens of people milling around us.

image

image

image

image

image

It was a great idea to see the summer palace of Alameda before Alhambra palace and fortress because the plaster work at Alameda is less well restored than Alhambra.

image

image

image

image

Stay tuned for the next post for Alhambra palace and fortress!

Advertisements

4 comments on “Alameda gardens of Alhambra

  1. Pingback: Alhambra fortress | strivetoengage

  2. Pingback: Touristic Granada | strivetoengage

  3. Pingback: Awe-inspiring Alhambra Palace | strivetoengage

  4. Pingback: Colourful Cordoba | strivetoengage

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on June 19, 2015 by in Travel and tagged , , , , , .
%d bloggers like this: