Escape Live

Live: Exploring Great Palaces of the World – The Alhambra, Spain

As far a palaces go, the Alhambra in Spain must be one of the most beautiful in Europe. The fortress, set on a plateau high above the Andalucian city of Granada, was built for Moorish monarchs between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The palace is surrounded by natural beauty and sits against a back drop of the snow capped mountains of Sierra Nevada. The Alhambra, which is now a UNESCO listed World Heritage site, has faced significant challenges throughout its long history – earthquakes, being partially blown up during wars and extensive rebuilding, none of which have diminished its beauty.

Over the centuries the medieval architecture of the Alhambra has influenced many a writer, painter and artist and it is not difficult to see why – there are picturesque terraced gardens, fountains and courtyards to explore and beautiful vistas of the surrounding countryside, however it is the intricate carvings of wood and marble and ornate tile work that are some of the features that make the Alhambra so special.

We suggest setting aside half a day to visit the Alhambra to ensure you have adequate time to relax and take it all in.

For more information including opening times and events visit here. Can’t make it to Spain any time soon? This interesting book is a great resource to learn more about the history of the palace and unlock some of its mysteries and secrets.

Advertisements

6 comments on “Live: Exploring Great Palaces of the World – The Alhambra, Spain

  1. The Alhambra is stunning. Well worth the drive through the Sierra Nevadas to spend a few days in Granada and visit this magical world heritage site.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Been so close many times but never managed to visit the Alhambra. Always wanted to and your amazing photos make it look even more interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Giving me seeeerious holiday envy right now!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Wow! These pjhotos are beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: