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The Alhambra is a Moorish palace built in the city of Granada in Southern Spain. It is a fabulous example of Moorish architecture, with airy rooms, very detailed carvings and engraving and tile work decorations. There is also a large use of water features in courtyards. And its attached to some beautiful gardens called the Generalife.
I don't know what the entrance fees are these days, but it can be so busy that you have a ticket with a time on it which is when you are allowed to enter the palace. You may also need to buy the ticket in advance.
I've never met anyone who had seen it and had a bad word for the place.
How very true
I was there few years ago...And: I was lucky, because it was early in the morning so only few visitors were there. It was so quiet and peaceful..
If mentioning the Alhambra, one should remember the gardens around it...well, you can't count them as buildings, but methinks they are a perfect background.
My favourite part of the Alhambra is the Lion Court with the lion-fountain.
I read somewhere, that Alhambra is understood as "a physical realization of descriptions of Paradise in Islamic poetry".
Yes, I loved the Lion Court too, and it is one of the places that stands out, although they are all beautiful. I belive I read somewhere that it was part of the women's quarters, but I may be mistaken.
Has to be one of the most stunning temporal buildings to be felt. I dont know about the lion court being womens quarters........but I guess if you like it their you could always pitch tent? (so to speak).
The classicism of King Carlos 18th C chapel, cannot compete with the weight of the moorish architects, in my view at least. The location (location! location!) is breathtaking aswell, with views of the mountains, plain and valleys all round.
Worth the ticket que - it would be completed heaving with folk otherwise.
Great coffee in the on-site cantena.