One of the most alluring destinations for visitors to Granada, Spain is the legendary Alhambra. This site was originally a fortress started over a thousand years ago. Much of the current beauty and historic significance of the site dates back to the leadership and determination of a sultan who lived there during the thirteenth century.
Over the years, the site was sometimes neglected and sometimes expanded as various Islamic or Christian leaders took over and put their own stamp on it, attempting to make it a “paradise on earth”. After suffering from centuries of neglect and even deliberate destruction, the site has been restored and is today renowned for its intricate and stunningly beautiful lines and ornate surface decorations.Places nearby:
Las Cuevas de Nerja: Spain's Link to Neanderthal History 51 km / 31 mi
Malaga Cathedral: One Of the Tallest In Andalucia 89 km / 55 mi
El Olivar: Key to Spanish Local Food Culture in Palma 101 km / 62 mi
Mini Hollywood: For A Fistful of Dollars was shot here 104 km / 64 mi
Things to do in Puente Genil, Spain 107 km / 66 mi