What to see and visit in Granada?
The Alhambra: Alcázar and the Generalífe: c / Real, s / n. It is located in the Barrio de la Ciudad Vieja. It was the official residence of the Emir of Granada and Sultan of Al-Andalus, Ibn Yusf b. and founder of the second independent dynasty of Granada. He built an impregnable fortress on the outside, but a paradise on the inside.
It is located between the Dauro and Genil rivers and on the Al-Sabika hill, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It was built in 1234, it was called Alhambra because it was built in red or red earth.
The decoration was done by Sultans Yusuf I and Muhamed V. There is a perfect harmony between the design of the gardens and the architecture of the entire enclosure. In Nasrid times it was called, The Forbidden City of the Alhambra.
The Alhambra It was a palace, a city and a fortress It was the residence of the Nasrid sultans and their family, the high-ranking military and service, between the 13th and 15th centuries.
Currently, 3 parts can be highlighted: the palaces (the Alcázar, Palace of Carlos V, Palacete del Partal), the Alcazaba thirteenth century or the military zone, the Medina or the city and the Generalifeo gardens.
The Generalife gardens were built in the 13th century, as summer place for the Nasrid monarchs, far from the Palace and worries. They are made up of forests of Mediterranean tree species, romantic gardens and flowers, and orchard.
In the Palace of Carlos V, incorporated into the enclosure in the 16th century, is currently located the Museum of Hispanic-Muslim Art and the Museum of Fine Arts. At present they are the framework of Granada Music and Dance Festival, every year.
The most notable are: Palacete del Partal, the Hall of the Kings (ballroom of the 14th century), Hall of the Abencerrajes, Patio de los Leones (Mohamed V), Patio de los Arrayanes, Mexuar Room (Sultan celebrated the council of ministers and visited them), Hall of Ambassadors from 1335 ...
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