Alhambra, Granada Overview

One of the most famous sights in Granada, Alhambra is a palace and a fortress built during the Nasrid reign. The palace has an Islamic architecture, from where one can get stunning panoramic views of the city.

With the Sierra Nevada mountains as the backdrop, the Alhambra stands with grandeur on a hilltop in Granada. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Once the residence of the Moorish kinds of the Nasrid dynasty, the Alhambra is now a museum of Islamic architecture. An impenetrable fortress, this site was one of the most precious stronghold of the Moors. There are four groups of buildings which form the Alhambra. The Alcazaba fortress is the most important as well as the oldest part. There are the Nasrid Palaces which are huge buildings with beautiful accommodations, generally used by the Sultans. After the conquest of the Moors in the 16th century, the Palace of Charles V was built within the compound. The entire place is made more scenic with the Generalife, which consists of the Moorish gardens, fountains, patios and flowered terraces.

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