Alhambra in Granada is an Arabian palace exhibiting excellence in architecture. Alhambra means the red one and it points to the color of the mountain on which it is built. The Palace can be entered from two sides: from the Puerta de las Armas in the north and the Puerta de la Justicia in the south.
There is some magic in the monument as the moment you start climbing the small hill; your body gets instilled with new feelings and emotions. The view of the building gives an apparition that the Palace is touching the sky and is really a breathtaking sight.
The Palaces of the Alhambra:
Ismael I to serve the purpose of juridical administration built The Palace of Mexuar. Muhammad V later restructured the Palace. Golden Room with its Renaissance ceiling is the centre of attraction
The Palace of Comares was built under Muhammad V as the king's residence. Ambassador's Room is the largest room in the whole complex. Exhibits of seven heavens of Islamic religion are intricately worked out on the ceiling
The Palace of Muhammad V has four great halls that are evidence of great Arabian art.
The Hall of the Mozarabes is built in Moorish style.
The Hall of the Abencerrajes derived its name from an Arabian noble family who was murdered in here.
King's Hall has a fine collection of paintings of the Arabian royal family
The most magnificent hall is the Sala de las dos Hermanas ("hall of the two sisters").
Some halls have engravings from Koran or Arabic poems.
The gardens of the Generalife
Stunning gardens of the Generalife border the Alhambra. These were made in early 14th century and till today they are in their original shape.
La Alcazaba is 9th century military fortification. From this tower one can have a splendid view over the town.
How to reach: Take the Cuesta de Gomerez street and at the end of the street you will find yourself at the Gate of Las Granadas. The gate has three arches and was built in 1536 by Pedro Machuca. At the other side of the gate you find yourself at crossroads where three roads branch off. These are the woodlands of the Alhambra.
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