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Granada vista desde La Alhambra

Granada vista desde La Alhambra

In 711, the Moors, after the Umayyad conquest of Hispania, conquered large parts of the Iberian Peninsula, thus establishing Al-Andalus (Moorish Spain). Meanwhile, Jewish people had established a small community some twenty miles north of Illiberis, called Gárnata or Gárnata al-yahūd ("Granada of the Jews").
The actual founding of present day Granada took place in the 11th century, during a civil war that ended the Caliphate in the early 11th century. In the aftermath of these wars, the Berber general Ziri ibn Manad established an independent kingdom for himself, with Elvira as its capital. Because the city was situated on a low plain and, as a result, difficult to protect from attacks, the Zirid ruler decided to transfer his residence to the higher situated hamlet of Gárnata. In a short time this village was transformed into one of the most important cities of Al-Andalus. By the end of the 11th century, the city had spread across the Darro to reach the hill of the future Alhambra, and included the Albayzín (also Albaicín or El Albaicín) neighborhood (a world heritage site). The Almoravid and Almohad dynasties ruled Granada in this period.

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Fay Stout29-Oct-2012 18:27
What a view... and beautifully framed! V
Steve Morris27-Oct-2012 16:52
Nice framing and superb exposure!BV
Paul L-R27-Oct-2012 11:49
Wonderful framing and colour V
Irene Wehrli25-Oct-2012 08:07
Just wonderful!
Gérard Koehl25-Oct-2012 03:04
Superbe vue. V
Clarence King25-Oct-2012 02:15
Great shot, lovely framing. v
Hank Vander Velde25-Oct-2012 02:14
A beautiful naturally framed cityscape image Jose.
Guest 25-Oct-2012 01:28
Fantastic framing!... josefina
Sharon Payette25-Oct-2012 00:31
Fantastic image and framing, Jose.
woody3424-Oct-2012 22:04
Excellent framing of that beautiful scene...and thanks for the history..V
Martin Lamoon24-Oct-2012 21:49
Well framed view over the town. V
bill friedlander24-Oct-2012 21:32
Beautiful shot by the El Greco of the camera! A beautifully framed and splendid view of the city! V
Buba Jafarli24-Oct-2012 21:15
Terrific view, Jose, impressive framing! V.
larose forest photos24-Oct-2012 20:59
Your framing here is excellent, focusing our eyes onto this wonderful city below. V
Jim Coffman24-Oct-2012 20:53
This is really nice!!
janescottcumming24-Oct-2012 20:41
Lovely framing and excellent information.
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