Posted on: 28 May 2013
Written by: Ngaire Ackerley
Peering down over the Albaycin quarter of Granada in Southern Spain is the Alhambra, an incredible example of Moorish architecture that thousands flock to see everyday.
The Alhambra was first build by the Nasrid dynasty back in the 1300s and was renovated in the 16th century. During my recent visit to Granada I had the pleasure of seeing this incredible architecture up-close. It has been marked as a UNESCO World Heritage site and as you wander through the curved archways seeing the detail in the walls, ceiling and columns you can understand why. Such work of art from such a distant era of time deserves to be protected.
Much of the artwork and architecture in Granada features the beautiful pomegranate fruit and its leaves, for which it was named after.
Below are a series of photographs of different architecture of the palaces and surrounding grounds that make up the Alhambra.
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