In Granada, we visit Alhambra – Red in Arabic. It is a good size town on the hill, built by Arab kings, with several palaces, gardens and a castle. In the afternoon sun the Alhambra citadel turns to bright orange and one understands why it is so well known.
Alhambra is so popular, that to get a ticket, we had to arrange a guided tour a month in advance. Each part of the complex has its own controlled in and out gate and one cannot go back during a visit.
It is here, in Alhambra, that Columbus got his Royal blessing for his voyage to the Americas.