Glorious Granada (Part 2)…

My second day in Granada was quite eventful…After sleeping in and spending a good deal of my morning doing homework (I’m a nerd, I know), I went out for lunch with some peeps…We chose an Indian restaurant–an interesting experience, because I had never eaten Indian food before…I had some sort of prawns in a medium sauce with mushroom basmati rice–spicy, yet delicious…

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After eating, I headed off to the Catedral de Grenada…Commisioned by Carlos I (I think–dang it, where was Marta when I needed her?!?!) and constructed from 1536-1561, it has a distinct stylistic mix of the Renaissance-iness and the Baroque…It’s really, really pretty, with all the gold and paintings (including some by El Greco and Juan Ribera), and even though technically I wasn’t supposed to take photos, a lot of people were–and nobody stopped them (I figure that rule isn’t enforced)…

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My other major stop of the day was the Basilica de San Juan de Dios…As you can probably tell, it was built in honor of a guy they called San Juan–a pastor/soldier who fought for Carlos I…Built between 1737-1759, it’s not hard to see why it took so long–this place is just wow with gold everywhere…It’s like someone took the Baroque essence, chewed it up, spit it out, and added about 5,000 tons of gold (not to mention paintings–including some from Titian)…But hey, I’m a flashy girl who loves flashy things, so I loved it!!!!…

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…Father, it’s the 21st-century–we don’t need falcons to get our food…

So, that’s it basically…Now, I go to sleep, full of dreams of Ronda and Sevilla, :-)…

Has anyone else been to Granada, and if so, did you like it???…

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