Granada and the Alhambra

Granada is located in the province of Andalusia in southern Spain. It is at the foot of the picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountains. Granada has a deep Islamic history. Muslim forces took over from the Visigoths in 711 and ruled until well into the 15th century and built a large palace which overlooks the city. The Alhambra … Continue reading Granada and the Alhambra

An ornamental relief from the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

I recently posted a reflection of one of the buildings from the Alhambra in Granada. Not only does this beautiful collection of buildings have historical significance but also architectural. The decorations, like this ornamental relief, within the palaces were typical of Moorish dominion within Spain. Experts (not me) will tell you that this was from … Continue reading An ornamental relief from the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Reflection of the Alhambra in Granada

The 13th Century Alhambra in Granada in Spain is a absolute delight. The Islamic architecture is very intricate and stunning and a visit can wile away hours as you explore the different palaces. These same palaces were built for last Muslim emirs in Spain and the buildings are quadrangular in plan, with all the rooms opening on to a … Continue reading Reflection of the Alhambra in Granada