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Alhambra Castle From Granada: Heritage UNESCO


Hi everyone! You have the pleasure of enjoying this historical building. Soon available: if you believe with me you’ll help me make it possible.

Bricks: 2040 and a lot of patience and enthusiasm


One such structure that has come to symbolize the Western kingdom of Islam is the Alhambra, an Islamic palace and fortress built under the Nasrid Dynasty. Twenty-three different Nasrids rulers controlled the city of Granada, and consequently the Alhambra, from 1232-1492. The founder of the Nasrids was Muhammad Ibn al-Ahmar and he began the Alhambra in 1238, building off the Red Citadel that had existed on the hill since 878

The Alhambra sits atop a hill known as the Sabikah, which is an extension of the highest mountain range of the Iberian Peninsula: the Sierra Nevada. Although Islamic palaces were traditionally not built to last, seeing as the following ruler or dynasty often destroyed the previous palace, the Alhambra has remained both concretely, and in legend .
On January 2, 1492, Boabdil surrendered the Alhambra and the city of Granada to the Catholic rulers Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand. The Reyes Católicos sought to destroy all memory of the Muslim rulers before them. “The terms of the surrender were generous; they allowed the Moors to keep their property and to continue practicing their religion. Moors and Christians continued for a time to live together peacefully as they had for centuries, but the growing power of the Ottoman Empire soon brought about a change in policy, as the Spaniards feared that the Moors represented potential allies of the Ottoman Turks on their own soil” .
Luckily, the Alhambra was not destroyed because it was viewed as a prize of war. However, Christian rulers such as Carlos V, Felipe II, and Felipe V altered the Alhambra. The complex was later abandoned until Napoleon’s troops occupied the Moorish palace during the Spanish War of Independence. In 1821, an earthquake further altered the Alhambra. Finally, in 1870, the Alhambra was declared a national monument and has since been visited by an increasing number of visitors each year.
In the 19th century, a literary movement called Alhambrism developed. Spain seemed to embrace this image of fantasy, rendering the former Muslim enemy as exotic. Authors such as Chateaubriand, Washington Irving, and Victor Hugo wrote about Spain as a make-believe world full of “glamour, color, and a general air of fantasy”.

This fortress also represents the peaceful coexistence between people of different races, cultures and religions. Many cultural experts consider it one of the wonders of the world today. Being in my city, I can say that I have spent part of my life within those walls since part of the building is freely accessible. It is a place that is worth visiting and knowing.
In addition, building this set offers the unique opportunity to know every corner of this fantastic fortress. It consist of three main parts: Alcazaba, Mozárabe's Palaces and Street Medina. I'll make you a virtual guide:
Alcazaba is the front part, the remains of the defense fort. Here we see Main Square, Vela Tower, and Homage Tower, among others. Mozárabe's Palaces area is composed of the Carlos V Palace, El Partal, Lions Square, Machuca Courtyard, Cisterns Square, Golden Room, Comares Courtyard, etc...
And, finally, in Street Medina we can find: Parador S. Francisco, some museums, Yusuf III Palace and Paradise Gardens.

I hope you enjoy my best work to date. Let's get those supports!

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