Granada and La Alhambra

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.

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Patio de Los Arrayanes

The church Iglesia de Los Santos with the tortured statue of Jesus Christ in Bonds

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A courtyard of a palace in La Alhambra

Some fun sights in the city

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The columns of the courtyard of the Palace of Charles V

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The Albaicín: An old Arabic quarter located on the hill opposite La Alhambra.

Buildings of La Alhambra

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Just one of the many fountains

Beautiful carving

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The fortress wall

More fountains

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An old and  peaceful  street

Towers – church and mosque

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A beautiful part of Spain







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