The Alhambra

Granada's claim to fame, this site started as a Moorish fort in the 800s and was later expanded to a castle in 1000 before graduating to palace status in the 1300s.

Then, of course, the Christians swooped in and threw them out. Repurposed their palaces as their own, if they didn't simply destroy them in a fit of conquering temper. Story of southern Spain.

The weather was fabulous. Again.

View of the Nasrid Palace - the green wall is actually a hedge

Arabic script as a plaster border - usually
a poem about the power and the glory
of the current king

Circular courtyard inside the palace of Charles I
View of the snowy Sierras