Alhambra

Alhambra was originally built as a small fortress in 889 and then was renovated and rebuilt in the mid-11th century by the Moorish. Napoleon’s troops did set up camp at Alhambra and used them as barracks. Some of the sights were destroyed while Napoleon was there so it is hard to imagine how some of the buildings would have looked.

The palace was similar to the one in Seville but this was much larger. We spent a good five hours there and it was a good thing we had two tickets because the first ones expired at 2. I’m still amazed at how much detail went into every piece. I never really understand how they built the palaces they did thousands of years ago without all of the power and technology that we have now.

(This video is a little longer than usual because there was just so much to see.)

The pictures just never capture all the detail that I can see with my eyes. I guess you will all have to come and visit Spain and see it 🙂

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