Alhambra, Granada, Spain

The palaces of Alhambra were constructed in the 14th century by the Moorish Muslim dynasty that ruled Granada. The Emirs of Granada were the last Muslim rulers and after the ... more 
Alhambra, Granada, Spain

The palaces of Alhambra were constructed in the 14th century by the Moorish Muslim dynasty that ruled Granada. The Emirs of Granada were the last Muslim rulers and after the “reconquest” of the region by Catholic Monarchs in 1527, the region remained neglected. Alhambra was rediscovered in the 19th century and restored. Today, Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the favored sites of people in love is the dense grove of English elms in the Alameda de la Alhambra, a park full of wildflowers and haunted by the song of nightingales. While most airlines connect Madrid with the city of Malaga, one of the best ways to get to Alhambra is by a picturesque train ride from Madrid or Barcelona. A tip for travelers: Remember to book your tickets to the Alhambra in advance, as only a limited number of visitors are allowed inside daily. less 
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Mon, Feb 13, 2012 4:03 AM EST