Daily Wanderlust: La Alhambra

Written by on March 25, 2012 in Destinations - 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 Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long-term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX Europe and Asia and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numerous documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. She is a regular contributor to Top 10 Vegas, and her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel 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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