Devised as a centre of political and military power for the Nasrid kingdom, the Alhambra of Granada is the only Islamic palatine city that has remained practically intact up to the present day. Owing to its important historical and artistic vlaue, this landmark in Hispanic-Muslim architecture was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1984.
From the 13th century to the 15th century, the Alhambra was the official residence of the Nasrid Sultans who promoted the construction of numerous gardens and palaces, which include the Mexuar, the Comares and the Palace of the Lions. The site also boasted mosques, schools, prisons and workshops, which meant that it could function as a completely autonomous city. Towards the end of the 15th century, the Alhambra came under Christian rule, who introduced new buildings adapted to their preferences and necessities.
This book covers the origins and the evolution of the Alhambra, exhaustively showing the different spaces that make up this unique monumental arrangement, providing an exceptional artistic and architectonic wealth that is admired throughout the world.
Images The Alhambra of Granada
The Alhambra of Granada
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