"Granada and the Alhambra"
Sunset at the Alhambra, Granda
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeSunset at the Alhambra, Granada - Credit: Alejandro Mantecón-Guillén

The Alhambra (from the Arabic Calat Alhambra meaning ‘the red fortress’) is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, the capital city of the province of the same name in Andalusia, Spain. It was constructed during the mid 14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in al-Andalus.

Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Spain’s major tourist attractions.

 

The Alhambra, Granada
Public DomainThe Alhambra, Granada - Credit: Jebulon