Completed towards the end of Muslim rule in Spain, The Alhambra is a reflection of the culture of the last days of the Nasrid Emirate of Granada in the Iberian Peninsula.
The palace and fortress complex is the place where artists and intellectuals had taken refuge as Christian Spain won victories over Al-Andalus. The Alhambra mixes natural elements with man-made ones, and is a testament to the skill of Muslim craftsmen of that time.
The Alhambra is currently an artistic-historical monumental group with four clearly distinguishable zones: the Palaces, the military zone or Alcazaba, the city or Medina, and the villa of the Generalife. All of them are surrounded by woods, trees, gardens, parks and overlooking the city of Granada.
Declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984, The Alhambra is surely one of the top attractions in Spain. Have you ever been to this fascinating monument? Please, leave your comments below.