sunnuntai 17. maaliskuuta 2013

Andalusia 1973, Alhambra


Torrremolinos - Malaga - Colmenar - Loja - Santafé - Granada - Padul - Motril - Benalmadena

Unique artistic creations, the Alhambra and the Generalife of Granada bear exceptional testimony to Muslim Spain of the 16th century. They form an exceptional example of royal Arab residences of the medieval period: neither destroyed nor changed by the alterations of radical restorations, the Alhambra and the Generalife appear to have escaped the vicissitudes of time. Despite the development that followed the Christian conquest, the Albayzín still bears witness to the medieval Moorish settlement, as its urban fabric, architecture and main characteristics (form, materials, colours), were not changed when it was adapted to the Christian way of life, to survive as a remarkable example of a Spanish-Moorish town.
The Alhambra became an UNESCO World Heritages site in 1984.

Granada, Alhambra - The Comares Tower
 The Comares Tower (Torre de Comares) is 45 meters high and therefore the highest tower in the Alhambra.

Granada, Alhabra - Garden of Partal

Those marvelous gardens, bordering on the Alhambra, were made in early 14th century and conserve their original shaping. They inspired many important musicians and authors, among them Washington Irving ("Tales of the Alhambra") and Francisco Tàrrega ( Recuerdos de la Alhambra ) 

More about Alhambra here

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