Granada is a city in the southeast of Spain. It is the capital of the province of the same name, where almost 500,000 people live. This is the largest city in Andalusia after Seville, Malaga and Cordoba.
The location of Granada is unique; It is 738 meters above sea level and at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. The city was ruled by the Moors for many years and is still seen in the form of buildings and Arabic details. However, they are not the place or the Arab atmosphere that make many tourists choose a getaway to Granada. No, that's the Alhamabra, the point of the city.
The Nasrid Palace, the main complex of the Alhambra, dates from the beginning of the 14th century. It is a typical Islamic palace with a courtroom, public meeting rooms, the royal palace and women's rooms. In the four main stoves and the architecture of the intermediate buildings, the Moorish garden system is still recognizable, albeit in a reduced form. Unfortunately, the plantation is missing in the Harem belonging to Leeuwenhof with its impressive Leeuwenfontein, which began in 1377 under Mohammed V. The courtyard is surrounded by 124 wharves. The fountain rests on 12 marble lions.
The Alhambra has a long history. The great structure began as a simple fortress in 889. The first fortress was built on remains of fortifications from the Roman era. However, the first reliable sources speak of 889. For convenience, we celebrate this year as the year of the birth of the impressive building that will eventually become the Alhambra. After the first construction, attention has been paid to this place for centuries. It was not until the middle of the thirteenth century that the Muslim emir Mohamed, Al-Ahmar, recognized the beauty of the place and decided to open the ruined ruins of the last fortress and build the fortress and palace today. However, a great moment was the year 1333. This is the time when Yusuf, the first sultan of Granada, decided to occupy the palace and turn it into a royal palace. Until 1492, the royal dwelling had its function there. This year was also the year of the Reconquest. Literally, this word means "recovery." It is about the land that claimed that the Christians had conquered the Moors for several centuries. Christian power has established the royal court here. In fact, it was a place where many administrative decisions were made.
Palace and castle
The Alhambra was a palace, a citadel, a castle and the home of the Nasrid sultans, high government officials, the court administration and elite troops in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Today, the monument is divided into four parts: the palaces, the military zone or Alcazaba, the city or medina and the land for agriculture of the Generalife. All these areas are surrounded by forests and gardens.
Other important buildings from other eras are also included, such as the Carlos V Palace, in the Renaissance style, which houses the Alhambra Museum.
The Leeuwenhof was built at the end of the 14th century by Mohammed V. With this power that produced the most impressive part of the Alhambra, the construction process was over. The Emir would have lived in the east side rooms, his wives on the west side.
The usual route around the Alhambra is 3.5 km long and it takes 3 hours to visit the 3 areas of the Alhambra complex. He and the parking facilities and restaurant Mange can buy cheap snacks and snacks.
Visit the Alhambra without losing the value of the Nacaries palaces. This palatial complex is one of the most beautiful things that can be seen in Andalusia. Who does not buy a ticket in advance, has no opportunity to visit Nacaries!