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La Alhambra, Granada

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VISIT THE ALHAMBRA

Discover the magic of la Alhambra

The Alhambra in Arabic is «al-Ħamrā» (اَلْحَمْرَاء, 'the red'), from the full name «al-Qal'a al-hamra» ('red fort'), it a Moorish palace and city located in Granada, Spain.

It is an opulent palace and fortress complex that was the residence of the monarchy and court of the Nasrid Dynasty of Granada. Like other Muslim works of the time, its main appeal not only lies in the interior décor, which is one of the best examples of Moorish art, but in the architecture's seamless integration into the surrounding nature and landscape.

The monumental complex is a walled city (medina quarter) occupying most of the La Sabika hill. Muslim Granada had its own system of walls, so the Alhambra was able to function autonomously from the city and had all the services and necessary for the people living there, such as a royal palace, mosques, schools, workshops, etc.

The Alhambra... much more than culture

The Alhambra is a Monumental Ensemble of Historical-Artistic Monuments created over more than six hundred years by cultures as different as The Muslim, the Renaissance or the Romantic culture. The view of the Gardens of the Alhambra, the sound of the wind blowing through the trees together with the sounds of the water, isolate us from the surrounding noise; and our visit becomes an unforgettable experience. .


UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

The Alhambra and Generalife

The Alhambra and Generalife is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The importance of the Alhambra and Generalife in Granada and its influence on the surrounding environment has been recognised throughout history.

The Alhambra, Generalife and the Albaicin of Granada were given the World Heritage Site title in 1984 for their value as an exceptional testimony of Islamic culture in the Iberian Peninsula.


MOST VISITED MONUMENT IN 2014

The Alhambra and Generalife

The monumental complex of the Alhambra and Generalife has been the most visited monument in Spain for five years running.

Specifically, in 2014 it was visited by 2,260,299 people, if we include the visits to the wonderful Gardens of Generalife and the Palace of Charles V. The Red Castle, as Alhambra is also known as, is a symbol of the Nasrid Dynasty (1238-1492) and was on the verge of becoming one of the new Seven Wonders of the World in July 2007.