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    Muslim Heritage - Alhambra in Gernada Spain

    Granada's greatest landmark is The Alhambra, literally, 'the red' in Arabic. Home to the Moorish monarchs the Alhambra is an exquisite example of Islamic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The Islamic eight point star: This detail in stucco is from the Salon de Embajadores (Ambassador's Room) in the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. This is where the Muslim ruler received senior dignatories and is the grandest room with a high ceiling and stunningly decorated walls. It is also the most dimly lit room and as a result has preserved some of the colours. Again, you see all the three elements of Islamic art here: geometrical patterns, vegetal patterns, and Arabic calligraphy. The calligraphy is simple stuff and is just two words, literally, Help (top) and God (bottom). I'm of the view that perhaps no building in the world has the word God or Allah inscribed on it as many times as in the Alhambra. The last Muslims rulers of Spain, the Nasirids, were well aware of their position and decorated the Alhambra fittingly: imploring God for His help and protection. Everyone interprets the Alhambra as royal palace, a secular place, but it is a masterpiece of the Sufi artists and a significant piece of Islamic religious architecture and decoration.



    A room of the palace and a view of the Court of the Lions


    Al Hambra in Granada - Spain


    Al Hambra in Granada - Spain (courtyard)


    Al Hambra in Granada - Spain (dome)


    Al Hambra in Granada - Spain (garden)


    Interior


    Night view


    Pool


    woodworks


    Al Hambra Palace Garnada


    Alhambra, the most visited monument of Spain


     





    Gardens


    Canopy with stonework






    One detail of the Arabesques


    The Court of the Lions, a unique remain of Islamic animal statues




    The Partal, one of the palaces of the complex


    The Tower of Justice (Torre de la Justicia) is the original entrance gate to the Alhambra, built by Yusuf I in 1348


    View of the Alhambra from the Mirador de San Nicolás in the Albaycin of Granada


    Whilst fountains and flowing water are a common feature around the Alhambra, they are particularly prevalent in the Palacio de Generalife










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