10 Facts about Alhambra

Wednesday, December 24th 2014. | Buildings

Facts about Alhambra give the details about the famous fortress complex and palace.  This magnificent building is located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. The name was derived from the Arabic word. It means the red one. Find out more ideas about the famous Alhambra by reading the following post below:

Facts about Alhambra 1: the original construction

In 889, Alhambra was originally built as a small fortress. Then the fortress was abandoned. by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar who came from Emirate of Granada rebuilt and renovated the fortress  by making walls and palace  in the mid 11th century. Get facts about Agra Fort here.

Facts about Alhambra 2: the Sultan of Granada

The Sultan of Granada converted the fortress into a royal palace in 1333. He was Yusuf I.

Alhambra Facts

Alhambra Facts

Facts about Alhambra 3: The Islamic Palace

Alhambra was used as an Islamic palace. When it was captured by Reyes Católicos, some parts of the palaces were used by Christian leaders in 1492.

Facts about Alhambra 4: The Palace of Charles V

Charles V was the Holy Roman Emperor in 1527. He inserted the Palace of Charles V into this Islamic Palace.

Alhambra Image

Alhambra Image

Facts about Alhambra 5: the major tourist attraction

Today Alhambra is one of the main tourist attractions. People will love to go to Alhambra to enjoy the magnificent Islamic architecture. You can also perceive the garden and Christian building infused in the palace.

Facts about Alhambra 6: inspiration

Do you know that many songs and stories were created based on the inspiration of Alhambra? Due to the color of the building, many poets call Alhambra as a pear set in emeralds.

Alhambra Pic

Alhambra Pic

Facts about Alhambra 7: Alameda de la Alhambra

Alameda de la Alhambra is the park in the palace complex. During the spring season, you can see a lot of grasses and wildflowers.  The Moors planted the area with myrtles, roses and oranges.

Facts about Alhambra 8: Duke of Wellington

Duke of Wellington contributed a lot of the part of Alhambra. He brought the dense wood of English elms in the park in 1812.

Alhambra Spain

Alhambra Spain

Facts about Alhambra 9: nightingales

You can perceive nightingales when you are in the park. It has a perfect sound of the running water from the cascades and fountains. Find out another famous building in Alamo facts.

Facts about Alhambra 10: quadrangular in plan

If you checkout the building in Alhambra, most of them are in quadrangular in plan. The exterior is plain and simple.  But you can enjoy a lot of sunlight here.

Facts about Alhambra

Facts about Alhambra

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