Summer in Spain: Granada & Marbella’s Lovely Landscapes

Journeys, Featured

 

Granada, a most picturesque and beautiful city, situated in one of the loveliest landscapes that I have ever seen.

Author, Washington Irving

This is the last in my series of ‘Summer in Spain’ blog posts (the other two posts can be seen by clicking links below): I saved my favorite two cities for last: Granada and Marbella.

Granada is located in the Andalusia region in southern Spain. It’s the home of the palace and fortress complex originally constructed in 889, and later converted into a royal palace in 1333. New York author Washington Irving wrote Tales About the Alhambra, inspired after living in the Alhambra Palace. Granada is a mixture of styles, people and cultures, and we loved every bit of it.

Marbella has one of the prettiest beaches I have ever seen. Staying in Marbella allowed us to take day trips to Sevilla and Ronda, as well as Tangier, Morocco.

 

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Granada, Spain

I spotted this beautiful woman after the Corpus Christi festival, heading uphill towards La Alhambra (Granada, Spain)

 

Granada, Spain

Inside The Nasrid Palaces, Granada, Spain

 

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Stone gate/arch leading into Granada, Spain (built in early 10th century)

 

Granada Spain ©Nancy Moon-0317

Stef in the Palacio de Generalife, the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid Emirs, Granada, Spain

 

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Me, Generalife, Granada, Spain (photo by Raffie Gordon)

 

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Gardens of the Generalife, Granada, Spain

 

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Looking out over the city of Granada, Spain

 

Granada Spain ©Nancy Moon-0117

Inside The Nasrid Palaces, Granada, Spain

 

Granada, Spain

Inside The Nasrid Palaces, Granada, Spain

 

Granada Spain ©Nancy Moon-0099

Inside the Nastrid Palaces, Granada, Spain

 

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Court of the Lions in La Alhambra, Granada, Spain

 

Granada Spain ©Nancy Moon-0024

Inside The Nasrid Palaces, Granada, Spain

 

Granada, Spain

Gardens leading to the Generalife, Granada, Spain

 

Granada, Spain

After Corpus Christi celebration in Granada, Spain

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Marbella, Spain

Dinner in the beautiful town of Marbella, Spain

 

Marbella, Spain

I couldn’t resist taking this photograph of the doggies in the window, Marbella, Spain

 

Marbella, Spain

Looking up in Marbella, Spain

 

Marbella, Spain

The beaches of Marbella, Spain

 

Marbella Spain ©Nancy Moon-2-3

Walking by graffiti on the way to Marbella

 

Marbella, Spain

Kitesurfer in Marbella, Spain — one afternoon I counted over 22 in the water

 

Marbella, Spain

Imagine the beauty of 22 of these kiteboards in Marbella, Spain

 

Marbella, Spain

A quiet alley in Marbella, Spain

 

Thank you Kylie for helping me ID some of the photographs.

All photos except one are taken by Nancy Moon, using the iPhone 6-plus or the Canon EOS 5D MarkIII.

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  • Nancy

    Oh my goodness! What sumptuousness, Moon!
    And you know my favorite, right? You hanging out the window with the beautiful background …. Beauty fore and aft ….

  • Laura

    Soooo Beautful!! I love how you capture these places. It makes me miss Europe. Love the colors of Marbella♡

  • Phil

    Remarkable photos! I feel blessed to have experienced these breath taking cities with you and the family. Keep up the great work Nan