The main event in Granada is the Alhambra, a Moorish palace. The Alhambra only allows 7,800 visitors a day, and only sells 1,800 on the stop. Since Sora and I were last minute visitors to Granada, we woke up early to ensure we were one of the 1,800.
The palace is set up on a hill, so the surrounding views overlooked the valley and city.
In order to warm up, Sora and I stopped at a Moroccan tea house. After we had rested our feet and warmed our bodies, we took to the streets with a Rick Steves walking tour. The highlight was a little network of back streets selling Moroccan goods. It was a little burst of color in an otherwise gray day!
The view from San Nicolas was great! The lit up Alhambra with the pretty city background was beautiful.
Even with our great pictures, the crummy weather blocked a very important element of the Granada landscape: the mountains! We had told someone about our great pictures, and she said: "oh, and the mountains too are so beautiful!" WHAT?? We had no idea there were mountains surrounding us until the bus ride home!