The Alhambra Palace in Granada

 

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If you say Granada, you say Alhambra. Say your Alhambra, then say medieval splendor. The ancient fortress, which is also known as the Red Palace on top of the city from the torrent, houses buildings that were built in the 13th century and are well preserved. It is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Alhambra was named for its reddish walls (in Arabic "qa'lat al-Hamra" means "Red Castle"). It is located on the hill of Sabika, on the left bank of the Darro River. to the west of the city of Granada and in front of the neighborhoods of Albaicín and the Alcazaba. The name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root that was formed "red or crimson castle", perhaps due to the tonality of the means of towers and walls that surround the entire hill of the Sabica How many silver followers light the stars, but by sunlight is trans in gold, but it is a more poetic version, evoked by Muslim analysts who speak of the construction of the Alhambra fortress "by the light of the torches" of refleksjoner gav som de veggene more complete Særlige farvning.

On the modern low city, the Alhambra and the Albaycín rise on two adjacent hills, forming the medieval part of Granada. To the east of the fortress of the Alhambra and the residence are the magnificent gardens of the Generalife, the former country residence of the emirs who ruled this part of Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. The residential neighborhood of Albaycín is a rich treasure of architecture native Moorish, in which the traditional Andalusian architecture harmoniously harmonizes. The Alhambra in Granada, Spain, is unique among medieval palaces for its sophisticated planning, complex decorative programs and its many charming gardens and fountains. The intimate spaces of Dens are built on a human scale that visitors will find elegant and welcoming.

The extensive complex was considered by the Catholic couple after the conquest of the Kingdom of Granada in 1492 as a very important prey. His grandson the Emperor Charles V after his visit to Granada in 1526 ordered the construction of a Renaissance palace in the Alhambra, which was demolished part of the Alhambra. His wife made sure that it stayed.

Due to good Islamic art and the great value of artistic treasures, it is a popular attraction for art students in Europe. Inside there are beautiful decorations attributed to Yusuf I. Many of the artistic treasures of Alhambra have been restored and are a good example of Moorish art in continental Europe.

Those who visit the Alhambra, especially, must take into account the actions that UNESCO has put in regard to visitors: one day if you want to visit at random only a limited number of visitors the Alhambra entrance is not allowed at high risk and it is advisable to book in advance. There is also much to see around the Alhambra, with nature and surroundings and the exterior facade that is worth visiting, with views of the plains of Sierra Nevada and Cordoba.

In the gardens of the Alhambra is the Parador de Granada, the former convent of San Francisco, where the Catholic kings were originally buried. There is also the Generalife.

The Alhambra is located at a strategic point overlooking the entire city and the meadow (La Vega), and this fact leads to the assumption that other buildings were already there before the Muslims arrived. The complex is surrounded by walls and has an irregular shape. It borders the Darro valley on its north side, with the Al-Sabika valley on its south side and the Cuesta del Rey Chico road on the east side. The Cuesta del Rey Chico is also the border between the Albaicín and the Generalife gardens, in the Cerro del Sol.

The first known historical documents about the Alhambra date back to the ninth century and refer to Sawwar'm Hamdun who had to search in the year 889, taking refuge in the Alcazaba, a fortress and had to repair it due to civil battles that should destroy the Caliphate of Cordoba to which Granada belonged at the time. Later, this site began to expand and be filled, although not as much as it would be later, because the Ziri kings established their residence on the hill of the Albaicín.

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The Alhambra is also defined as a miniature city because many buildings have been built over the centuries. Of course, the two most important are the Nasrid palaces and the Christian palace. As the name suggests, the location of the Nasrid palaces is made up of many buildings and places. Later we will return to the attractions of the Alhambra. The oldest parts of this complex date back to the beginning of the 14th century.

The Christian palace does not mention much of his imagination. This palace was built on behalf of Emperor Charles the Fifth and dates back to the sixteenth century. The contract for construction was granted in 1526, but construction took a long time to dry the funds and political instability. Thus, the ceiling of the palace was completed in the 1930s. The attractions of the Christian Palace will be discussed later.

Another highlight of the Alhambra is the oldest part. It is Alcazaba of Alhambra. This is the strong thirteenth century. The fort is on a hill 200 meters high and has a phenomenal location with views across the land and the city of Granada. Typically, the towers and inner and outer walls make the fort an indestructible fortress.

The Nasrid Palaces are actually a collection of several buildings in the Mexuar, Comarespaleis and Leo Palace. The Mexuar, the oldest building, was originally the home of the king and his family, but was subsequently transformed into a reception room. Extremely exuberant is no longer the palace. This applies to the other two buildings.

Especially in the courtyard of Komarpalast, the Sultan's Palace, looks out of sight. And in the palace of the lion will find twelve lions around a well that spit the water. Visit the Abencerraels Room and Seek; The ceiling is beautiful! In the king's room you will find splendid bows and domes.

So there are many other salient points, but you definitely should not miss it, and this is the Garden of Gardens, also known as Alhambra Generalife. This beautiful old garden is actually a property of the times of the Nazi Kings. Here is a lot of vegetation, but also ponds with fountains and beautiful terraces. The garden garden vegetation is characterized by beautiful bushes, jasmine and myrtle trees. It's a wonderful place to get lost or take a romantic walk.

The Alhambra Castle was added to the area of the city in the 9th century inside the wall of the city, the castle as many implicit followers is now a military fortress with views across the city. Despite this, until the arrival of the first king of the Nasrid dynasty, Mohammed ben Al-Hamar (Mohammed I, 1238-1273), in the thirteenth century, the royal residence was founded in the Alhambra. This event marked the beginning of the most glorious time of the Alhambra.

Visit the Alhambra?
Since the Alhambra is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, it has a protected status. One of the ways to protect this unique fortress is with the help of a quota of visitors; Only a limited number of people can come.

Explore the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens during this 3 hour tour. Discover one of the world's most visited attractions with a local information guide and marvel at the extraordinary blend of Islamic art and culture.


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