Well I was lied to.
Not only was I told that tickets for the Alhambra in Granada were €60 but was also told they were all sold out and the only way to get them were cancellations through a guide. Turns out, all I had to do was turn up at the Alhambra at 8am and buy them then. Luckily, I met a guy at the hostel who was going for a jog that early in the morning and picked up enough for a small group of us to visit.
Come 9am the three of us all headed up to the Alhambra, Granada’s Royal Palace of Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.
I have to say, I was expecting decadence, but not to this extent.
The walls are all covered in Arabic text, etched into the walls, and even the doors have decorations.
We got to walk round the Generalife, which is the garden and fountains of the palace. Funnily enough, there is an imitation of part of the Generalife at Roundhay Park in Leeds, UK. We next took a tour around the palace itself and this is where all the incredible decorations are.
After the main palace and the Palacio de Carlos V, we wanted to get the best view of the surrounding area so we headed to the citadel, the Alcazaba. From here I got fantastic views of the city and the Moorish suburb; Albayzín.
After walking around for well over 3 hours, we collectively decided to head back to the hostel. Once we got back, I had to get to the Bus station to get my next bus and as it turns out, two other guys in my hostel were also going around that time so we split a taxi as it would’ve been an hour walk in 34°C heat!
I got off the bus in Malaga, found my hostel and checked in…