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'Señorita for a Day', La Alhambra, Grenada, Spain

Updated: Apr 12, 2021

"The Alhambra is a priceless gallery collection, but instead of displaying masterpieces of famous artists, it displays masterpieces of buildings and gardens of the finest Islamic architecture outside the Arab world."...
Entrance of La Alhambra, Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra is a priceless gallery collection, but instead of displaying masterpieces of famous artists, it displays masterpieces of buildings and gardens of the finest Islamic architecture outside the Arab world. It dates back to the 14th century, when Andalusia was under Islamic rule and was the residence of the numerous Caliphs. The Alhambra was constructed over a small Roman fortifications, which remains have been excavated and they are also on display today at the site. In 1492, after the conclusion of the Christian Reconquista, the Alhambra became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella and the palaces and the gardens were altered in the Renaissance style.

Views to Sierra Nevada Mountain Range Covered with Snow

And it was from Alhambra that Christopher Columbus received his royal command for his famous expedition to the Americas. The Alhambra was nearly destroyed by the French, but after the defeat of Napoleon, it found itself back on the map. Today, the Alhambra is one of the biggest tourist attractions of Spain, it is a UNESCO Heritage Site that attracts over 8,000 people every day from all over the world.

Patio de Arrayanes, La Alhambra, Grenada, Spain
..."And it was from Alhambra that Christopher Columbus received his royal command for his famous expedition to the Americas."...
Gardens of the Alhambra overlooking Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra consist of three parts, the Royal Palace, the Generalife Gardens and the Fortress of Alcazaba, all with stunning views over the hills of Grenada and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Alhambra is a sprawling palace that comprises of royal residential quarters, court complexes, official chambers, a bath and a mosque.



..."The Royal Palace has lavish living quarters once established for the monarchs, while the Fortress of Alcazaba has a series of lookout points that were used to protect the Royal Palace back in the days. However, my most favorite part of The Alhambra are the Gardens of Generalife. They are astonishing masterpieces, saturating focal points that complement the palace and the fortress. The gardens are famously inspired by the Koranic depiction of the Paradise."...


The Royal Palace has lavish living quarters once established for the monarchs, while the Fortress of Alcazaba has a series of lookout points that were used to protect the Royal Palace back in the days. However, my most favorite part of The Alhambra are the Gardens of Generalife. They are astonishing masterpieces, saturating focal points that complement the palace and the fortress. The gardens are famously inspired by the Koranic depiction of the Paradise.

Patio de los Leones, La Alhambra, Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra is a truly unique place where you have the rare opportunity to see on display a historic colorful collection of grand architecture of buildings and gardens that can be simply titled masterpieces.

Palacio del Partal, La Alhambra, Grenada, Spain

~Lady Captain

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