the alhambra


Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of Muslim royalty and of the court of Granada in the middle of the 13th century.



Inside the Nasrid Palaces.









Ceilings in the Nasrid Palaces. An unique example of Islamic art .






Carlos V Palace, built aster 1492 when the city of Granada was conquered by  Catholic Monarchs and the Alhambra became a Christian court.




The Generalife ( 'Garden of Arif') , leisure villa of the sultans of Granada in the 14th century.


View of the Alhambra from Albaicin.

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