Alhambra, the symbol of Moorish Spain

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Alhambra Palace in Granada is the most beautiful and famous medieval castle in Europe and one of the most important monuments of Islamic architecture. ‘’Alhambra’’ comes from Al Hamra (in Arabic, meaning "red" or ‘’the red castle’’) being a Moorish palace.

Granada region's main tourist attraction, Alhambra, is a palace with famous gardens built in the XIV century, and consists of a series of small buildings with impressive courtyards surrounded by high walls. Inside can be seen: the Archaeological Museum, Imperial harem, Justice Tower, Hagia Eirene Church, Holy Mantles flag (which contains the remains of the Prophet Muhammad), pavilions and gardens, stables and the treasury.

Of the 3,116 inscriptions deciphered, often you will see the phrase "There is not another winner but Allah". The most frequently encountered form is "perpetual bliss", which indicates the respect due the inhabitants of the palace.

The complex includes other notable buildings from different periods such as the Renaissance Palace of Charles V, which houses the Alhambra Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. Over time numerous annexes were added and construction, the palace evolved.

One of the most important rooms of the Palace is the Salón de los Embajadores (Show Ambassadors), a vast room suitable for formal events or Sala de los Abencerrajes and Sala de las Dos Hermanas.

This fairytale castle that dominates the city of Granada is a fortress and a castle, representing the most beautiful expression of Islamic architecture in Spain.

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