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Granada.Barrio del Albaycin

Granada.Barrio del Albaycin

The Albaycin is the old Arab Quarter. It comprises approximately the area between the hill of the Alhambra, the hill of San Cristobal, the Sacromonte and Elvira.
The Albaycin is like a different world within Granada. This is due to the strong Muslim influence in this area. It was the place where the first Siri court was built in the eleventh century.
At the height of splendour the Albaycin enjoyed in the last years of Nazarid dominance, the quarter comprised a population of more than forty thousand inhabitants and thirty mosques. The streets were very narrow and small with clean houses, plus numerous wells, some of which are still in the Albaycin.

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John G Reed06-Nov-2012 17:28
Nice angle. Best J
Paul L-R27-Oct-2012 11:48
Very nicely done Jose and the history really adds to the context V
Jim Coffman24-Oct-2012 12:35
A very lovely capture! Well done.
Randy Adams24-Oct-2012 11:55
Well done Jose...and thanks for the history! V
meekam tam24-Oct-2012 11:33
Very beautiful courtyard and great perspective, Jose! V
Brian with an Eye24-Oct-2012 11:26
A charming setting that has been carefully preserved. well done, Jose.
Tom LeRoy24-Oct-2012 06:59
Superb shot of this old quarter. Thanks for the interesting history. V
Gérard Koehl24-Oct-2012 06:52
La composition est superbe. V
Ceya24-Oct-2012 06:47
The gigantic tower steals the show, beautiful detail in the church and its yard. V
Santi Bravo Figueras24-Oct-2012 06:44
Una composició excel·lent!
Yvonne24-Oct-2012 06:11
They're all enjoying the sunshine and the company of their family & friends, very interesting history! v
John Reynolds24-Oct-2012 05:25
Excellent capture and interesting history. V.
Dennis Hoyne24-Oct-2012 03:30
What a lovely scene, I sure enjoy the history. V.
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