Daily Wanderlust: La Alhambra

Written by on March 25, 2012 in Daily Wanderlust, Escapes - 6 Comments

Perched at the top of the gorgeous Granada, Spain(home to my special Spanish affair) is one of the must-see’s in the city, if not the country — La Alhambra.

The well-preserved 9th century Arabic palace, whose name means “red mountain,” is one of those magnificent spots in the city, which combines history with romance. Here, people can wander through the lush gardens, grab a seat on ancient stone to enjoy stunning views of the town below, and also learn about an important part of the region’s history.

La Alhambra’s intricate architecture is complemented by the remaining frescoes and original art. This flower can be found on the wall in one of the rooms.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads and more.

6 Comments on "Daily Wanderlust: La Alhambra"

  1. Megan March 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm · Reply

    I love the Arabic influence all over Spain… so pretty! I’ll have to go to Granada next time I’m in Spain. :o)

    • Diana March 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm · Reply

      Megan, I like to call it “Granadaaaaaaa.” It is such a beautiful town.

  2. Francy R March 26, 2012 at 8:31 am · Reply

    I love Southern Spain both from culture and environment! There are so many interesting spots to see and it looks so different from Norther Spain that it seems to be in another country! I like the picks as well!

    • Diana March 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm · Reply

      It’s a magical region!

  3. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures March 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm · Reply

    I got so close to visiting and then had my damn train tickets stolen! Grrrrr!!!

    • Diana March 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm · Reply

      Oh no! Next time!

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