We both liked this hotel. The rooms were huge and clean, and the location was great.
In Barcelona we stayed at a place called L'Antic Espai, which translates as "antique space."
It was a nice hotel, but it really wasn't to my taste. The rooms were filled with antiques, and the common areas were filed with antiques and tchokies. I was always scared I was going to break something. That said, it was a nice place, and the location was great.
The tripadvisor page (my review will be up in a day or two)
In Granada we stayed in a place called Roommate Shalma. This was a fantastic hotel-our favorite of the trip. The location was great, and the room was large, clean and stylish. I can't say enough nice things about this place, and we will be looking for Roommate brand hotels in all of our future trips to Europe.
Those of you who know me in real life (and I am guessing that is everyone that is reading this [Hi Mom]) may or may not know that I am faciniated by city walls. Whenever I go to a city that has them, I always seek them out. Here is a shot of the old city wall for Granada going up a hill in the distance.
And here is a shot of the walls close up. Here we were going on the 'wall walk' which went between the inner and outer walls for a while. Here is the interior of Alcazaba, the fortress. Here is a closeup of the decorations on Charles V's palace. And here is the facade of Charles V's palace. I'll post some more large pics when I get home in a couple of days.
There may not be many updates for a couple of days. Tomorrow we check out of this great hotel, and the day after we fly home. When I get home I will post some more pictures, as well as a wrap up of the trip overall. If you want to save some time, here is the wrap up; Spain is awesome and everyone should come here.
This is the bell that used to ring to announce good or bad happenings in the city. A view of Alhambra from Generalife. Generalife is the large garden complex that is next to Alhambra. It was beautiful.