The Alhambra Palace
The Alhambra is a Moorish fortress and palace, declared World Heritage by the UNESCO in 1984 together with the Generalife palace and the Albayzín quarter. This historical richness is consequence of the Islamic, Jewish and Christian cultures, turning Granada into an important tourist and cultural centre within Spain.
The Alhambra is a beautiful complex of constructions and gardens. There are lush tree groves providing a pleasant shadow and cool air enhanced by the abundant water flowing down the streams.
It was the main political and aristocratic centre of the Moorish empire in the West. It is constituted by rectangular courtyards of great beauty and a great number of fountains, besides the Nasrid palaces which were the residence of monarchs and their court.