15.03.2012 - 15.03.2012
Sunday, April 1st:
Our final big day trip had us heading northeast towards Granada, a beautiful city about 2 hours away. We headed out really early to avoid traffic, and enjoyed the views of sunrise over the Mediterranean as we wound through the mountains.
It was yet another day of sightseeing, castle visits, and enjoying the lifestyle of Spain!
Devon trying out a tampas of deep fried anchovies, delicious!
Things to see in Granada include a Picasso museum where we tried to guess the name of the artwork (tricky!) and the tombs of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand (one of my SS topics, yeah!).
Another one of the highlights was the Alhambra, a fort on the top of the cliff that overlooks all of Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountains. The place is huge, with sprawling gardens and ancient buildings to explore. The palace was filled with carved ivory, beautifully tiled walls, and stunning views.
We relaxed and enjoyed some sangria at the base of the Alhambra and watched as the sun set and the lights came on across the fortress. We then made our way to a local restaurant for a flamenco show which was amazing! The women moved their feet so quickly they were blurry! Devon, mom and I learned a few dance moves, but our favorite is the stiff hand that the dancers "wave" at the end of their performance. Awesome.
Some tasty treats, classic.
Our beautiful ride for the week:
Mom showing off our new flamenco move!