Granada has deep Islamic roots in Spain dating back to the 8th century. Towards the end of the 15th century, the Christian groups in Spain became united under the leadership of Isabel and Ferdinand, and in 1492 Granada was the last Muslim stronghold to be defeated.
La Alhambra is a massive collection of Moslem and later Christian gardens, fortifications and ornate palaces. It was the home of many of the Arab Sultans who ruled the area, and today it is considered by some to be one of the 10 wonders of the world.
Patio de Los Arrayanes
The church Iglesia de Los Santos with the tortured statue of Jesus Christ in Bonds
A courtyard of a palace in La Alhambra
Some fun sights in the city
The columns of the courtyard of the Palace of Charles V
The Albaicín: An old Arabic quarter located on the hill opposite La Alhambra.
Buildings of La Alhambra
Just one of the many fountains
The fortress wall
An old and peaceful street
Towers – church and mosque
A beautiful part of Spain