Alhambra

by Don Baird September. 07, 2019 51 views

Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada. After the conclusion of the Christian Reconquista in 1492, the site became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella (where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition), and the palaces were partially altered in the Renaissance style.

In the 11th century the Castle of the Alhambra was developed as a walled town. In the 13th century, The Alhambra became palace, citadel and fortress, and was the residence of the Nasrid sultans and their senior officials, including servants of the court and elite soldiers (13th–14th centuries).

In the 11th century the Castle of the Alhambra was developed as a walled town. In the 13th century, The Alhambra became palace, citadel and fortress, and was the residence of the Nasrid sultans and their senior officials, including servants of the court and elite soldiers (13th–14th centuries).

The Nasrid Palace, the most renowned Islamic building in Europe and dates from the 14th century.

The Nasrid Palace, the most renowned Islamic building in Europe and dates from the 14th century.

The Nasrid Palace is filled with Arabic inscriptions and geometric patterns.

The Nasrid Palace is filled with Arabic inscriptions and geometric patterns.

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