Here, water is the main element linking one area to the next through ponds, fountains, cisterns and canals. And the palace also has its origins in water. “It is thought that the Alhambra could be built thanks to the fact that water was brought in,” says Catuxa Novo, a landscape engineer.  Paco García Montes, who has been working for more than 40 years at the Alhambra gardens, says that some of his colleagues do not much enjoy this nocturnal job. “They say there is a ghost on the premises, and they get scared.” He, on the other hand, loves to spend time alone here. “It’s a real luxury.”