La Alhambra

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La Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex that is locatedin my city, Granada. It is located on a strategic point, with a view of the whole city. Also making it a beautiful place to visit with some great views.

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On of the many fun things that comes along with my orientation is a tour of La Alhambra.  One of our professors, Aurelio, gave us the tour in Spanish. It is crazy to think that I am getting to the point where I can understand a tour of a huge fortress in a second language. I will do my best to show you La Alhambra, however first the pictures will not do it justice. It is so beautiful and is a must for all who visit Granada. Second, remember I was given the tour in Spanish so I might have misunderstood some parts of the tour.1231585_10151873395624063_1310882992_n

Our tour guide Aurelio Photo credit: Marissa

We started our tour at a side entrance, la puerta de justicia. There is a hand on the arc of the door that represents the 5 obligations of Islam.

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We entered into the military area of the city, where we saw the foundation of what used to be the living quarters, and where they kept their food, water, and prisoners.1234731_10151873454134063_1031502331_n

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view from La Alhambra looking over Granada

Then we headed to the palace. The palace was decorated with great detail and fun patterns much like the one below. 
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After the tour, many of us stayed to have lunch inthe beautiful gardens, followed by a fun photo shoot.

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Then we walked down the hill to Los Italianos, my new favorite gelato in all of Granada and a must go to when visiting this beautiful  city. Speaking of Los Italianos, I am now heading there to get one last ice cream with my roommate before we head to Morocco (we are taking a ferry to Africa, but don’t worry you will hear more in my next post). We just finished our placement exam, and decided that it is our celebration treat.

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Put this in just for giggles, it is our tour guide and professor Aurelio. (He kind of has a crush on me so we took this picture just for fun)

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