Updated: May 10, 2021
My Weekend Getaway: Granada and Málaga
I am really enjoying living so close to Spain. A trip to see my aunt and uncle is only a three-hour flight. I spent the last week in southern Spain hanging out by the beach and eating tapas.
I actually went to take my CCSE test (the Spanish government portion) for my Spanish citizenship. I am 99% sure I passed, but we will find out in a few weeks.
Spain reminds me so much of home and New Mexico. I love it. And I have to say, my Spanish is really improving by visiting! Spain is beautiful in February, the temperatures bounced between 50 and 70 degrees and I even got a sunburn. Hooray for some color in my skin!
Our little adventure into Granada even took us up high enough to see snow. If an opportunity ever comes to live in Spain-- I will jump at it!
From Málaga, Granada is about an hour's drive. Granada is a must-see city in Andalusia. If you are in Southern Spain, I have to recommend seeing the Alhambra. This palace and fortress was originally built in the 800s and has changed hands between Muslim and Catholic conquistadors.
The architecture is absolutely magical, I love the Arabic writing and the negative space built into the ceilings. The way they have used the gardens to accent the ruins is incredible.
Christopher Columbus actually met with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel here in 1492, where he got the blessing to sail to the new world. I loved learning about the history of this place.
Granada is famous for its tapas. When you think Spain, you think tapas, but the experience in Granada is different because when you buy a d