We took a short 3 day side trip to Granada from L’Alfas del Pi. Granada is a beautiful city. There is so much history and gorgeous buildings to see and plenty of subject matter to sketch. We didn’t try and see all the sights except the Alhambra and the old Arab quarter. But, I did a lot (a lot for me) of sketching while we were there.
The Alhambra is stunning and well worth taking a day to look around. We booked our tickets to the palace before we got there and just had to pick them up in the morning. I would recommend getting there early to beat the heat and the crowds. There are frequent mini buses that leave all day, it is nice to catch the bus up and then walk back. Oh and check that you have a memory card in your camera before you leave, unlike me.
The most magical night of our holiday was spent at the Duende flamenco show. I am so glad that this show was recommended to us. The Duende show was set in the gardens of the Alhambra, under the stars. It was a beautiful setting for a breathtaking show. It was evident from the start that the dancers and singers put so much passion into their craft. Even though I only speak a little bit of Spanish the show was so moving and emotional. Sketch of the Granada bus station. The Spanish are crazy about lotto
I am so glad that we took this little side trip to a beautiful city.