sábado, 27 de junio de 2015
When the moors ruled Europe
The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex in Granada (very near us). It was originally constructed as a small fortress in 889 and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the middle of 11th century. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333.
Alhambra's Islamic palaces, as we know them today, were built for the last Muslim emirs in Spain and the court of the Nasrid dynasty. After the conquest of Granada by the Reyes Católicos in 1492, some portions were used by Christian rulers.
Now the Alhambra is one of Spain's major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country's most significant and well known Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions.
Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I have visited the Alhambra two or three times, and I have liked it because it is very big and it has beautiful palaces.