Subject: Re: Spain
Hi Ziners:

The Alhambra as you know is a citadel, on top of a hill with many fascinating places to visit. Initiated in the XIII century this important citadel once comprised and entire complex of houses, schools, shops, barracks, palaces, and gardens surrounded by a defense walls and towers.

During the Renaissance, Charles V built a palace in the place where the sultanīs private apartments stood.

There is a lot to visit, without and appointment you can visit among other things the Generalife (the Summer Palace of the Nasrids Kings), gardens, the Alcazaba and a Museum in the Charles V Palace.

But of course the most important part to be visited is the Royal Place. You need an appointment and the visits are limited to 30 minutes. (The Mexuar, the Patio de los Arayanes, Patio de los Leones etc. are all magnificent.) The rooms around the patios have exquisite decorations, like the Sala de los Abencerrajes, Sala de las dos Hermanas etc.

The last time we went we bought the tickets for the whole visit that have the day and hour set for the visit of the Royal Palace in an office of the Spanish bank Bilbao Vizcaya (they have offices all over the world).

My advice is to make a reservation, and to allocate as much time as you can to the visit.

Good idea to have a car with chauffeur that can take you there.

Good luck, Graziella Miami Beach.