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Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
04-MAR-2018

Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos

Statue of Spanish King Alfonso X El Sabio in the entrance to the Alcazar of the Christian Kings. The Alcazar’s grounds are covered in the historical footprints of the Spanish Empire. It was home to monarchs Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon. These Catholic monarchs lived in the castle for eight years, using it as a base of operations during the re-conquest of Granada.It was in the Alcázar that Christopher Columbus first pitched his voyage for a western route to India.Before the castle was reconstructed in its current iteration, it was the site of a Visigoth fortress. Later, when the Moors conquered Córdoba, they razed the fortress and converted the grounds to a palace. As the Caliphate of Córdoba flourished, the Alcazar expanded to include gardens, bathhouses and the largest library in Europe.

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Co van der Wardt26-May-2018 15:45
Found this one today.
Impressive. V
Further I hope you can find the joy of life after the sad los of your mother.
All the best. Hope to see many nice pictures from you.
Cheers Co
Tom LeRoy23-Mar-2018 12:50
A very impressive statue of this royal warrior! V
Gill Kopy16-Mar-2018 03:50
It really is an "impressive" statue - and great shot :) V
larose forest photos16-Mar-2018 01:07
How interesting! I have a CD of songs purportedly from the reign of Alfonso X. Terrific shot. V
Helen Betts16-Mar-2018 00:56
Nicely detailed capture of this impressive sculpture. V.
Kim16-Mar-2018 00:42
Nice shot of this impressive statue! V
bill friedlander15-Mar-2018 23:31
A very impressive statue very nicely captured. V
William Barletta15-Mar-2018 22:49
Very impressive ~V~
Jim Coffman15-Mar-2018 21:12
A very nice image of this statue!
victorswan15-Mar-2018 21:04
Great image Jose with a lot of details and a beautiful explanation of the image BV
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