In this Guide I would like to speak to the 2nd most visited monument in Spain,
a work unequaled in the world . For his excelent conservation, its history and
the historical immersion that makes you remember forgotten empires and a
mix of cultures, dating back nearly 800 years.
The tales and legends say that an enamored king king decided to create La
Alhambra in honor of his queen, this wonderful romantic vision was
unfortunately not true because its origin was military . The Alhambra , which
in its original name meant the Red Fortress for its color and the color of the
family flag of one of its first occupants Ibn al- Ahmar.
The Alhambra is the Andalusian largest arquitectonic complex and is situated
on a hill that overlooks the city of Granada. The Alhambra is the most visited
monument in Spain, some years getting over 2,300,000 visitors.
This fortress was made in order to acomplish the military, administrative and
monarchy functions of the Kingdom of Granada. It was the last town to fall in
the christian reconquest in the middle ages so that it was found in very good
state of preservation although it was neglected during centuries , it has been
very well recovered along twentieth century.
It is a rich palace and fortress complex ( fortress that housed the king and the
court of the Nazari Kingdom of Granada ) .
Among the bulidings that we can find in the Alhambra are the Alcazaba castle,
the oldest military building where are the original buildings and excavations of
the Miliitary Arab camp.
The Nasrid palaces, which were the real rooms and consist of a number of
impressive rooms among which we can recomend the Mexuar , the Patio del
Cuarto Dorado (Golden Room), the Sala de la Barca and the impressive and
recently restored Fountain of Lions which is in the famous Patio de los Leones.
After the Christian take, the Alhambra was the place chosen by the Castilian
kings for his residence in the city . They lived in a new building called the
Palace of Charles V Emperor , which has a completely different architecture.
Accommodation in Granada
There is an excellent hotel facilities in Granada especially with Macias company
which has adjusted hotels to suit all budgets.
Macia hoteles in Granada
Macia Plaza hotel Granada
Macia Condor Hotel
Macia monastery hotel
Macia real alhambra.com
Granada five senses
One of the most beautiful parts of the city of Granada is the garden complex of
palaces that are on the Alhambra I'm talking about the Generalife .
Its beauty and its importance is so noteworthy that it was declared , along with
the Alhambra , a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1984.
Like the French kings with Versalles, the Muslim kings of Granada needed a
place of relaxation and rest, where they could escape from the problems of the
court and they created a garden next to his home which is what is now El
It is believed that the second sultan of the Nasrid dynasty , Muhammad II in
late 1200. Even after
the reconquest, this
space was maintained
by later kings . So
when we walk
through the gardens,
we have to feel 800
years of history on
their soil .
Generalife is an Arabic
word that could
probably mean the
most excellent garden.
gardens were common
in the courts of
Hispanic taifas however few have come down to us with the spectacle of the
The Generalife is formed by a set of buildings , courtyards and gardens in
particular are treated in two pavilions located north and south, and connected
by a courtyard tour of the
watercourse , the two
pavilions are well
renovated . One of the
most interesting points is
the ladder of water
showing affection and
respect that this culture
had the liquid elements.
• Wikipedia alhambra
• Wikipedia Granada
• Guide Alhambra
• oficial web site Alhambra