The Alhambra is a Moorish complex of buildings that were originally constructed as a fortress in 889 AD, at the site of an earlier Roman stronghold, and converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada. The buildings are famous for their Múdejar (Spanish-Arabic) style architecture and design.
La Alhambra as seen from the San Nicolás viewpoint:
Windows with sacred Muslim inscriptions and patterns on the walls, located in the Mexuar Prayer Hall:
A closeup of patterns on a wall in La Alhambra:
A garden courtyard:
Hall of Kings:
Court of the Lions as viewed from the Hall of Kings:
Scott and Beverly pose at the Court of Los Arrayanes:
The Court of Lions (Patio de Leones):
Beverly in front of wall design and Islamic text::
Closeup of an arch in the Court of the Lions:
Other windows and archway located in the main palace of La Alhambra:
Scott and Beverly pose near an archway, on this very cold day in January:
The spectacular Cupula of the Hall of Los Abencerrajes:
A view of La Alhambra a dusk, as seen from the Albaysín (old Aarbic quarters):
The photos don't begin to capture the beauty and grandeur of La Alhambra. We hope to return when the weather is warmer!