When you visit Granada, the Alhambra is the first place you should see. Every year this place is visited by more than 2 million people and it has been an inspiring place for writing wonderful stories and songs. It is located on the mountain of Sierra Nevada. When you get closer to Alhambra, you can see it from miles and miles away and from the palace you can overlook the whole city of Granada. A medieval fortification with impressive medieval stone walls surrounded by mountains and a woodland – a really impressive landscape.
Why is it so special?
The name of the castle can be translated from Arabic as ”red fortress”, which is, of course, because the walls of Alhambra are red. It was built in the 14th century by Moors but it has also been continuously developed and changed during other periods of time. There are actually not that many palaces left from this period of time in the world that have been so well preserved. It has been declared as a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. There are many palaces and fortification from the Moorish period of time left but this is possibly the most impressive and much better preserved than any others. It certainly is one of the best patterns left un-destroyed from that period of time.
The palace offers an unforgettable landscape of the city from the watchtower Torre de la Vela and some regular cultural events with live music. There are wonderful fountains, gardens and many other things worth seeing. Whatever you are looking for – culture, history, arts, nature, music or just some leisure time to relax – in the palace of Alhambra you will be pleasantly surprised.
How to get there?
It is very close to the center of the city of Granada, so it is comfortable enough to get there by foot or car. You can also easily get to the palace from Nerja and though it is quite far, it is a trip definitely worth the time spent on the way. There is also a possibility of going by coach. Since the palace is enormous and it is definitely worth seeing every tiniest bit of it, you should keep in mind that: first, you should be ready to walk a lot and second, if you are a foreigner in Spain, the weather of Granada is a little cooler than in the other parts of the country. We have many More Best Travel Destinations Information, Travel Review and Tourist Attractions Articles Now Available.