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Alhambra Granada Spain

Alhambra Granada Spain

Beautiful Islamic Architecture

The Alhambra Granada Spain is a Moorish Palace built half way through the 14th century when the Muslims ruled Granada. The Alhambra is one of Spain's most famous tourist attractions and a magnificent exhibition of Islamic architecture.



It is a place where artists and intellectuals had taken refuge as Christian Spain won victories over Al Andalus. The Alhambra mixes natural elements with man-made ones, and is proof to the skill of Muslim craftsmen of that time. Moorish described it as "a pearl set in emeralds," in allusion to the colour of its buildings and the woods around them.

Alhambra Granada Spain


The alcazaba or citadel, its oldest part, is built on the isolated and precipitous foreland which ends the plateau on the northwest. Beyond the Alcazaba is the palace of the Moorish rulers, or Alhambra properly and a little bit farther is the Alhambra Alta (Upper Alhambra).



Alhambra Granada Spain, Court of the LionsThe Patio de los Leones (Court of the Lions) is an oblong court, surrounded by a low gallery supported on 124 white marble columns.

The square is paved with coloured tiles, and the colonnade with white marble; In the centre of the court is the Fountain of Lions, an alabaster basin supported by the figures of twelve lions in white marble designed as symbols of strength and courage.

If you are visiting the Alhambra in Granada, wear comfortable shoes because there is so much to see! beautiful gardens, buildings, art, architecture and history.

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