One of the most important monuments in all of Spain (and Europe), the Alhambra in Granada is a masterclass in palatial Moorish architecture; a sprawling, mystical palace and one of the best surviving relics from southern Spain’s 800 years under Moorish rule. Visit Granada and you visit Alhambra; the two go hand in hand and it’s the city’s most revered spectacle. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
the complex looms large on the Darro Valley, reinforced in beauty by its backdrop of Sierra Nevada's dramatic peaks. The Alhambra reflects the changing forces at play in Granada throughout history and is a wonderful melting pot of art and architecture, styles and influences. Inside, you’ll find shadowy tombs, impressive churches, two fascinating museums and countless sun-dappled courtyards and patios. Climb the winding steps of the watchtower for breath-taking views of the city; roam the vast gardens peppered with colourful blooms and Mudéjar–style fountains; and gasp at the intricate interiors of the glittering stars of the show – the Nasrid palaces, built by Nasrid kings – which offer some of Alhambra’s most mesmerising, complex interiors. If it's eye-wateringly beautiful architecture you're after, you'll get plenty of it on your Alahambra holidays.
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