The vines are woven with wisdom through weathered wire frames and ageless white light filters through ancient windows. Sophisticated fountains and aqueducts nourish fragrant blooms and keep the grounds cool and calm. With fortress walls that wrap 1.4 kilometres around, a grand amphitheatre, acres of gardens and a labyrinth of rooms, this palace is a visual symphony and, for me, was one of the highlights of Spain.
The medieval Muslim palace is perched on Sabika hill above Granada, looking across the white jig-saw city and out to the ashen-grey Sierra Nevada peaks beyond. Dating back to the Islamic rule of the the palace is in impressive condition for its age and has been diligently maintained for the droves of tourists that visit daily.
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