Alhambra complex in Granada, Spain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visited by thousands of tourists every month, regardless the season.

Granada viewed from Alhambra tower

According to the ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA, the Moorish fortress and palace date back to 1238 and 1358. Built on a plateau the complex overlooks the city of Granada, with a beautiful view.

Alhambra is a hot travel destination in both senses: popularity and temperature wise. At least it was at the end of May when we visited it. The sense of the heat may also subconsciously come from the red outer walls, built with rammed earth. – BTW, the name Alhambra in Arabic means “Red”.

Alhambra Art Print featuring the photograph Alhambra Tower by Tatiana Travelways

The place is very busy and there is always a huge waiting line to buy tickets to get inside. It is definitely wise to book ahead of time otherwise you can miss the inside tour. We did…

Alhambra gardens

Don’t worry, if you miss the entrance into the palace, there are still plenty of things to see from the outside. You can see the old walls, beautiful architectural elements and the gardens.

Alhambra gardens with water jets
Alhambra Arabic door
Alhambra medieval walls
Moorish door ornaments in Alhambra
Arabic columns and arches in Alhambra
Door ornament in Alhambra

Below is a picture showing part of an Alhambra complex and garden. – I digitally enhanced it for a more artistic look.

Alhambra Gardens Art Print featuring the photograph Alhambra Gardens, Digital Paint by Tatiana TravelwaysThe image is available in various types of prints for wall and home decor. Click on it to see all the options.


 

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