Andalucia November 2000
Don Porter


Granada is at around 2000 feet above sea level, heading toward the Sierra Nevada, the highest mountains in Spain. Therefore it was cooler and wetter there than in Seville and Cordoba. The Alhambra is the marvelous collection of palaces, fortresses, castles, and gardens on a hill overlooking Granada. Next to the Alhambra is the Generalife, the summer estate of the rulers for many centuries. Granada occupies a special place in Spanish history as the last stronghold of the Moors before they were finally defeated at the end of the reconquest -- by Ferdinand and Isabella, in 1492. A plaque on the wall next to one of the many marvelous views (the photo with the Sierra Nevada in the background was taken at this spot) says "Give alms, woman, for there is no grief in life like being blind in Granada". We stayed two nights in a hotel (Cuevas el Abanico ) which is located in caves in the old gypsy quarter, Sacromonte.We were amused by the restaurant which advertised "fish and chips" in a garbled English to Spanish to English translation.

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