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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Day 6: Granada - Loja - Malaga - Fuengirola

The palace was built by the Moorish kings in 12th century when they reigned over Spain. The best thing I liked about the Alhambra was the lush gardens and fountains.

The city of Granada from the Alhambra.

Palacios Nazaries

The carved wall with Arabic characters

Patio de Los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles)

Patio de los Leones (Patio of the Lions). No lions here as it was being restored, really.

The honeycomb ceiling of Sala de Dos Hermanas (Hall of Two Sisters)

Very beautiful carving of the wall and ceiling

Garden inside the palace

Roof of a sauna room

Palacio del Generalife
This was built as the summer residence for the royal family.

Patio de la Acequia (Patio of the Irrigation Ditch), the name didn't sound good at all. :)

Palacio Carlos V
This palace was added later when the Emperor of Spain took over the reign. You could see the building was not in Arabian style anymore.

Church of Santa Maria outside the palace

Lunch break at Loja

Town of Loja

It is the capital city of Costa del Sol region. Two famous sons of Malaga are Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas.

The harbour

Catedral de Malaga


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