Embarrassingly, I knew little of Granada’s Alhambra prior to my arrival in the town. I’d been taken by the name, and its convenience in my haphazard rail journey across the country, but it wasn’t until another guest in the dimly-lit Airbnb apartment looked at me with astonishment that I began to consider it. “You can’t come to Granada and not visit the Alhambra,” she said with polite disgust. It turns out she was right - the intricate interiors of the Alhambra and its perfectly manicured gardens will forever be etched into my memory. But it was the sunset view from the hill opposite on my last evening that left me in total awe of this architectural marvel.