September 30, 2013

After visiting the big cities in Andalusia, we decided to visit a smaller town called Antequera. It was very close to Malaga so we had no problem driving there. Parking was a breeze and we stopped by this empty church to look inside.
No matter how many churches I have visited in Europe, I still get curious when I see one so I always go inside even for just a minute or two.
The town was empty. I think we visited on a weekday and everyone was either at work or in school so the streets were quite empty. I liked it that way. I could take pictures without getting photo bombed every second.
Walking up the hill to get to the Alcazaba
Loved all the little streets and white houses
Panoramic view of Antequera
Next up, visiting the Alcazaba of Antequera!

Granada: The Alhambra Part II

September 25, 2013

It's almost end of September and I am so thankful for it. I never really enjoy September because it's one of our busiest time at work so I can't wait for it to be over so I can relax a little bit more. I still have a lot of leftover posts from my trip in Europe that I hope I can finally get through.

Now back to Granada..

The Alhambra is an extensive site so be prepared to do a lot of walking between going to the palace, alcazaba, and the gardens you can clock hours of work out while getting a history/architecture lesson. 
This is the Charles V Palace
The Nasrid Palace behind me
Walking along the path to get to Nasrid Palace
oh hi! my pants are really too bright
loved all the fountains
The Generalife

Granada: all in the details inside the Nasrid Palace

September 19, 2013

I tried to capture the details inside the Nasrid Palace as best as I could but I don't think I can ever do justice to it. So, next time you're in Spain, do not miss this place.

Granada: The Alhambra

September 16, 2013

Another day trip we took was to visit the The Alhambra in Granada. I have seen photos of this place from bloggers and I knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see this amazing place in person.

Getting there was easy. The highways in Spain are amazing and we didn't get lost but I had problems when we got to the ticketing booth. I tried using my credit card to buy the tickets and it was declined. I was panicking about it when we decided to go to an ATM instead and withdraw cash so we can buy the tickets. We had to search for the bank and when I used my debit card, it wouldn't work again. My bf ended up taking money and it worked for him. I was so angry with my bank for the mix up that it took me awhile to get myself back in a good mood. 
I heard that during the summer months, you have to purchase your tickets in advance as it gets sold out quickly. We were lucky to get our tickets for the same day. They have limited tickets that they sell to enter the Nasrid Palace. And you have to line up at the entrance with your allotted time to enter the grounds. The line was long when we got there.
It worth all it once you get inside because the whole palace is sooo beautiful! Amazing details in each corner from floor and ceiling.
My jaw dropped when we entered court of the lion. Stunning! I felt like I entered another world.
My next post will be all the about the details inside this magnificent architecture. 

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Calleja de las Flores

September 12, 2013

After exploring the Cathedral. We decided to wander around the streets of Cordoba. I decided that we should look for the Calleja de las Flores. After a couple of turns and getting lost a little bit, we found it!

Cathedral of Córdoba

September 8, 2013

I still have a lot of backlogged posts from Spain. So here goes..
Now back to the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. It used to be a church then mosque that got divided between Muslims and Christians. It's a really interesting building because you have a mosque and a church inside the building. It's 2-in-1 so it's very interesting.
The line to get the ticket and to enter the Cathedral was quite long but they only have a certain amount of people they let in at certain times but it was still crowded. Taking a picture inside was challenge because someone was always photobombing my shots. 

I have never been inside a mosque before so for me the architecture was really interesting. I loved the columns which are made up of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite.  856 columns in total!

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