About palaces and wall poems


Okay, so here’s the most crucial thing to know if you ever want to visit Granada:

You obviously have to see the Alhambra. There is absolutely NO point in going to Granada if you don’t see the Alhambra. So please make sure you book your Alhambra tickets in advance (around 3+ months before visiting). But do not despair, oh spontaneous traveller who books his whole Andalucia trip only a month before. There’s also the Granada card, including entrance to the Alhambra AND lots of other places, plus 10 bus tickets. It’s expensive, but before you miss the palaces and its gardens, it’s worth every cent. Also, you should use it for other sights and maybe spend a bit more than 2 days in the city. When you purchase the card, you immediately get to pick an entrance date and time for the Nazrid palaces and usually these tickets are available also only 1 month in advance.


The cold mountain


As we continue our journey towards Montefrío, we stop several times on the way, once in an idyllic small town called Carcabuey, a place worth driving through. Andalusian towns are often built on hills, with a castle enthroned on a cliff. The landscape we pass is characterised by olive plantages and gentle hills, quite charming to look at, despite the rain that has been our company since we left Córdoba.



A mosque? Or cathedral? A mosquedral!


Today, I again have to make the impossible possible and wake up Rodrigo at 7.30 am. Not an easy task, and he is indeed quite grumpy (I get the feeling that I start every blog speaking about his sleeping habits… :P). We want to visit the Mezquita / Catedral de Cordoba at 8.30, supposedly the entrance is free around then. We figure out, though, that this is not the case and have to pay the €10 nevertheless because this offer isn’t valid on public holidays.

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Sevilla tiene un color especial


In Vienna, Rodrigo and I always have discussions about how one cannot have breakfast at 1pm anymore. In Spain, it can easily happen. So I am not surprised when we only set off at around 12 to have breakfast. I don’t even question it anymore.

Today we decide not to take any public transport and walk into the city centre, looking the most touristy that is possible, equipped with cameras, lenses, belts and what not. So here we go: Sevilla in pictures (Rodri’s and mine)!