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Granada, Spain

Following Seville, we spend the weekend in Granada. The highlight of our trip was a visit to the ancient Moorish palace/fortification/gardens of Alhambra. What an incredible experience!!! The tour was very informative and the environment just oozed history and robust cultural flavor. Its absolutely thrilling to envision life back then and to travel amidst architecture virtually impossible to replicate in this day and age. They really just don't build them like they used to ;)

While in Granada we took a nice walk up into the hills of Sacromonte to visit the Gypsy neighborhoods and see some authentic Flamenco dancing. Many of the businesses and dwellings in this part of Granada are built right into the side of the hills...with the effect of most construction having a cave-like architecture. Sierra was truly mesmerized by the intimate and up close dancing, singing, and music playing. She was wide eyed and squealed/clapped with delight!

Two sets here too!
Set 1- Alhambra

Set 2- The rest :)


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