DESCRIPTION.The Alhambra is an Andalusian palace city, its located on a hill above the town of Granada in the south of Spain. In winter behind this building, you can see snow on the mountain tops of the Sierra Nevada.
DESCRIPTION.Outside the Alhambra its very hot and there is a lot of noise. One thing that surprised me was that the police doesnt drive around the streets, instead they ride horses.
DESCRIPTION.Inside there are a lot of beautiful rooms, the walls of the rooms are decorated with many colors and the gardens with a lot of trees and fountains.
DESCRIPTION.The famous Court of Lions is at the centre of the palace. This is an outside room full of sunlight . At the centre of the court, there is a fountain with stone lions around it . Around the sides of the court there are more than a hundred thin columns of stone.
DESCRIPTION.In the Hall of the Abencerrajes, when you look up you see a great star with eight arms. Light comes through the windows under the star. You think that the star is flying in the sky.
HISTORY.The Alhambra was built by the last Muslim kings of Spain. The first Muslim arrived to Spain in AD 711. In less than ten years, nearly all of Spain and some of France belonged to them. Only a small part of north of Spain, Asturias, was still SpanishAfter five hundred years, only a small corner of the south-east of Spain was still in Muslim hands.
HISTORY.In AD 1237, Muhammad ibn al-Ahmar (Sultan Muhammad the First) made Granada his capital city. His new building was a fort. The Alhambra name means red fort. Is was a good place to put a fort, because up there on the hill you can see If enemies are coming a long time before they arrive. Muhammad ibn al-Ahmar lived here until his death in 1273.But the kings who came after changed the Alhambra, it form a fort into a palace, a beautiful home for kings.
The Sultans of the Alhambra stayed in Granada for less than two hundred years. They left in AD 1492. But their palace on the hill is still there. One of the greatest examples of Muslim building, one of the greatest treasures Spain, and one of the wonders of the world.
PERSONAL OPINION.I chose this site because its very nice and interesting to visit. I was in the Alhambra in summer with my family and we like it very much.