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As they consider Granada one of the most visited cities in Spain, then I arranged every thing before I leave Jordan because there was no gurantee for me to find a vacancy in the hotels there or a ticket to enter the Al-Hamra palace itself at the same day.I have booked a room in West Dauro Hotel II through www.gatehotels.com and my credit card have been charged immidietly upon booking.Tickets to Al-Hamra castle must be booked in Advance as well, the only way to book a ticket is to call +34 915-3791-78 and an 11 Euro charge will be applied to The credit card and they will provide you with a ticket number to present it to them at the main door of Al-Hambra Upon arrival to collect your ticket.
I left the hotel in Madrid at the midnight and I used the metro to get to Mendez Alvaro station at line number 6(Silver line) which is connected to( Estacion del sur) the bus station in Madrid.The tickets price from Madrid to Granada is 14 Euro and The bus left the station at 1:15 am And there was a one stop for half an a hour in a resturant on the way between Madrid and Granada which offers Sandwiches(but don't let the quality of the food in that resturant affect your opinion about the spanish food).
The arrival to Granada was at 6 am and becasue the bus staion there is out of the city,Taxi was the Best way to get to the center of Granada,My room was not ready upon arrival to the hotel so I had to wait for 3 hours waiting for a guest who was expected to leave the room.
Nazrid palace is the jewel of the fort, Once you enter the palace you will face a syrian Architecture design of decorations, one sentence in arabic written by the (Kufian)style inside the palace was repeated in every Room and quarter says:La ghaleb ella Allah(no defeater but Allah)which it Might indicates that the Nizarids were feeling that it's only a matter of time till they get defeated and pushed out of Andalucia, some other sad poems are written inside some halls.