Sitting below the Sierra Nevada and above the fertile plane of Granada
is The Red
The site chosen by the Romans for a fort
Bought to its glory by the Moors as Christian Europe languished in its Dark Ages
Bought into flourish by the Nasrid Sultans over 700 years
Then occupied by Ferdinand and Isabella
Driving Islam out or Spain and establishing themselves as the Catholic Kings
In the Palace, Isabella signed the orders for Columbus to sail in search of the Americas
The dawn of the Golden Age
The centre of old Granada
Overlooking the Albacain, the Arab quarter
Ransacked by Napoleon’s troops in 1882
Alhambra still stands magnificent even though losing its former glory.
2 thoughts on “Impressions of Spain 3 – Alhambra”
Love the intricacy of those mosaics.
Yes they are beautiful like many Islamic mosaics. These are just a sample of those at Alhambra