Granada is in the far southern part of Spain in Andalucía, an hour or so from the Mediterranean coast. The city of 250,000 has many important examples of Moorish medieval architecture, the primary one being the famous Alhambra, a grand hilltop fortress complex encompassing royal palaces, serene patios and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty, as well as the fountains and orchards of the Generalife gardens. The huge Cathedral of the Incarnation was built after the Muslim occupation in the 16th century.

© Tom Lebsack 2016