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La Alhambra
La Alhambra

La Alhambra

The Alhambra - large Arabic Palace and the most visited monument in Spain

La Alhambra:
The Alhambra - large Arabic Palace and the most visited monument in Spain

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AlbayzinThe Alhambra is considered by some to be one of the 7 wonders of the world.

In case you don't know, the Alhambra is a massive castle constructed over many centuries. It consists of gardens, fortifications and sumptuous palaces.

AlbayzinIt was the home of many of the Arabic Sultans who ruled the whole province so I suppose for centuries it received the optimum in interior decoration and architecture.

If you read the Koran it continually repeats the idea that heaven is a garden with running water. From this perspective you could say that the Alhambra is an Arabic attempt to create heaven on earth.

AlbayzinNowadays it receives 8000 visitors per day and is Spain's most visited monument. Even the biggest philistine would be impressed.

AlhambraIt goes without saying that everyone who comes to Granada will want to visit the Alhambra.

It is important to buy your tickets as soon as possible. This page will tell you how.

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