The Alhambra

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The Alhambra is an Andalusian palatine city located in Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It consists of a set of palaces, gardens and fortress that housed a true citadel within the city of Granada, which served as an accommodation for the monarch and for the Nazari court Kingdom of Granada. Its true appeal, as in other Muslim works of the time, lies not only in the interiors, whose decoration is among the summits of Andalusian art, but also in its location and adaptation, generating a new landscape, but fully integrated with the preexisting nature. The Alhambra has been a palatine city, palace of kings and fortress, all in one. The complex is a surprising construction: it has no main façade, no center, no axis. Buildings, towers, palaces, patios and gardens are naturally occurring, as if the very lives of its inhabitants had been designed. Al-Ahmar, founder of the Nazari Dynasty, settles in 1238 in the Ancient Alcazaba of the Albaicin and decides to begin its reconstruction and install the court. The Alhambra was a palace, citadel and fortress, residence of the Nazari sultans and high officials, court servants and elite soldiers. After 1492, the Alhambra was established […]