July 2019
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  
Categories

Not all Scots are mad but I am

Post

Post

One thing we must visit whilst in Granada we were told was Al Alhambra Palace.
I am not a fan of museums and things like that so I went with a bit of intimidation
Well I was wrong Al Alhambra Palace is a magnificent place to visit, although you could be there all day going around the palace and the gardens, it is huge and make sure you take plenty to drink and eat as there is not many shops and no restaurants.

La Alhambra is the only medieval Muslim palace to be seen practically intact. The Alhambra’s fortress aspect which is surrounded by a 1,400 meter wall is typical of the architectural tendencies in use at that time. It was built on an impregnable site and enjoys privileged views over the city and surrounding countryside. The Alhambra represents the peak of Nasrid art, which developed in the previous era and can be seen in such buildings as the Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo and Casa de los Girones.
Initially of  a defensive character, this  would later acquire other uses and become an architectural model in itself. The Alhambra was so called because of its reddish walls (in Arabic, («qa’lat al-Hamra’» means Red Castle). It is located on top of the hill al-Sabika, on the left bank of the river Darro, to the west of the city of Granada and in front of the neighbourhoods of the Albaicin and of the Alcazaba
The whole palace is a a remarkable achievement built by the Muslims..