We continued our homeward bound history geek out. Stopping to see Katherine of Aragon's former pad in Granada. The Alhambra palace was her childhood home before coming to England. Where she ultimately married Henry VIII, aguably our most famous Royal fruit loop.
The Alhambra is phenomenal... We'd never heard of it before. But It's kind of a big deal in the palace game.
The palace was developed throughout history by many kings. First a 9th century Moorish castle was built, then came a palace then some 16th century Catholic finessing. Finally there was a random monumental donut built by Charles V, the newly appointed Holy Roman Emperor.
The Alhambra palace is such a colossal tourist attraction the number of visitors are capped. Inside popular rooms the crowds pack in like sardines in a can. We swam against the constant stream of Chinese snappers to find more solitary spaces.
The Generalife palace and gardens was our highlight, it was like a colourful paradise.
The Alhambra was a spectacle, but mega crowds made it less fun compared to palaces in Seville. The mountainous Sierra Nevada back country made for icey nights so we didn't stay. We wanted to swim in the Mediterranean sea one last time before heading home.