Photos of the Week: Alhambra

Kay and Simon Brown say The Alhambra in Granada … has to have been one of the most breathtaking places we have ever visited.

Alhambra palaces

The name comes from an Arabic word meaning red or crimson castle and it construction dates back to the Muslim times of the 9th century.

It was originally a fortress in southern Spain, but later became a palace for Muslim rulers.

Then it became a Christian court in 1492 when Granada was captured by Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabel.

Over the centuries more buildings were added and today it is Granada’s most popular tourist attraction.

(Photos by Kay Brown)

 

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