Sunday, November 21, 2021

The Alhambra

THE ALHAMBRA (Granada, Andalusia, Spain)

This Spanish palace/fortress's name is Arabic for "The Red One." Begun in 1238 by a Muslim emir, it sits on the site of earlier fortresses on an outcrop of the Sierra Nevada in Granada, Andalusia. It has been continuously modified; after the Christians retook Spain in 1492, it became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella, where they received Christopher Columbus.

(Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons; CTTO)

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