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Granada. La Alhambra desde el Mirador de San Nicolas

Granada. La Alhambra desde el Mirador de San Nicolas

Alhambra "the red fortress", is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada. It was constructed during the mid 10th century by the Berber ruler Badis ben Habus of the Kingdom of Granada in al-Andalus, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city of Granada.
The Alhambra's Islamic palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and its court, of the Nasrid dynasty. After the Reconquista (reconquest) by the Reyes Católicos ("Catholic Monarchs") in 1492, some portions were used by the Christian rulers. The Palace of Charles V, built by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, was inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications. After being allowed to fall into disrepair for centuries, the Alhambra was "discovered" in the 19th century by European scholars and travelers, with restorations commencing. It is now one of Spain's major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country's most significant and well known Berber Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the inspiration for many songs and stories.

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longbachnguyen28-Oct-2012 06:08
beautiful scenery and compo
lucanton24-Oct-2012 16:06
La composition est magnifique ! V
Ceya22-Oct-2012 16:23
Great POV showing the lush greenery around this palace and fortress complex so nicely! The trees and the architecture create a uniform combination! Big vote!
Yvonne22-Oct-2012 03:04
What a fascinating story of the history & fabulous image, thanks Jose! v
Fletcher Wildlife Garden22-Oct-2012 01:42
Magnificent view!!! Fascinating history of this very old but famous site. VV
Mildred Alpern21-Oct-2012 23:22
Magnificent overview...such fulsome vegetation.
Hank Vander Velde21-Oct-2012 23:12
A nice well composed image Jose.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)21-Oct-2012 21:55
Great skyline against the distant mountains, lovely view....
elstan21-Oct-2012 21:19
Great shot and excellent history lesson! V
gary rouleau21-Oct-2012 19:55
Amazing looking town.
fotabug21-Oct-2012 19:44
Oh wow, this is a stunning scene! V
Frank Tran21-Oct-2012 19:30
Great POV! V+
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