Impressions of Spain 3 – Alhambra

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Alhambra

Sitting below the Sierra Nevada and above the fertile plane of Granada

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Alhambra

The site chosen by the Romans for a fort

Bought to its glory by the Moors as Christian Europe languished in its Dark Ages

Magnificent architecture

 

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Summer House at Alhambra

 

 

Mosaics

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Gardens

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Bought into flourish by the Nasrid Sultans over 700 years

Then occupied by Ferdinand and Isabella

Driving Islam out or Spain and establishing themselves as the Catholic Kings

In the Palace, Isabella signed the orders for Columbus to sail in search of the Americas

The dawn of the Golden Age

 

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Alhambra Palace

The centre of old Granada

Overlooking the Albacain, the Arab quarter

 

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The Albacain from Alhambra

 

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Plaza Aliatar at night in the Albacain

 

 

Ransacked by Napoleon’s troops in 1882

Alhambra still stands magnificent even though losing its former glory.

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2 Responses to Impressions of Spain 3 – Alhambra

  1. Love the intricacy of those mosaics.

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