Alhambra 4 – Palacios Nazaríes

The last post about my Alhambra visit is about the jewelry of the crown: The Nasrid Palaces, the residence of the kings of Granada. Its construction was started by the founder of the dynasty, Alhamar, in the thirteenth century, although the buildings that have survived to our time date mainly from the fourteenth century. The walls […]

Alhambra 3 – Alcazaba

The third part of the Alhambra’s visit is the military fortress of Alcazaba, built by Mohammed I who constructed the ramparts around the previous castle, defences and three new towers: The Broken Tower (Torre Quebrada), the Keep (Torre del Homenaje) and the Watch Tower (Torre de la Vela). As a consequence, the Alcazaba became a real fortress, where the king established the […]

Alhambra 2 – Palacio de Carlos V

Time to continue the Alhambra’s journey with the Palacio de Carlos V, an avant-garde Renaissance architecture palace, constructed inside the Nasrid fortification of the Alhambra by the King Carlos V, the Holy Roman Emperor which ruled over a huge domain of more than 4 millions square kilometers in Europe and America. Enjoy the photos. — Es […]

Alhambra 1 – Generalife

The Palacio de Generalife was the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid Emirs (Kings) of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, now beside the city of Granada in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. I visited the famous Alhambra complex in August when I spent some days in Granada and here are the photos of the beautiful Generalife. Enjoy! — El Palacio de Generalife era el palacio de verano […]

Paseo de Los Tristes

Another sunny day in the marvelous city of Granada so we decided to visit the famous Paseo de Los Tristes, the romantic road of the flamenco street performers and cozy terraces where they serve tapas. This road, that goes alongside The Darro river, has its terrible name (en. Road of the Sad) from the past, when the funeral processions […]