Panoramas of the World

Alhambra (Granada)

The Alhambra is a fortress from the Moorish Nasride Dynasty which is located on a ridge above Granada, at the base of the Sierra Nevada in the Spanish province of Andalusia.

The Alhambra (Arab al hamra: the red one) was built in the 13th and 14th century and is considered as one of the most important buildings of Islamic culture. The oldest parts of the castle complex originate from the 12th century, when the residence Alcazaba was changed by Islamic rulers into a fortress. During the sultanate of Granada (1231-1492) the Alhambra was enlarged by a set of construction works.

The complex, which consists of several palaces, is dominated by the palace of Comares, which was established around 1370 for Muhammad V. The Alhambra is surrounded by gardens. A summer palace is located northeast of the Alhambra.

Date: 15th September 2000 - 10.58 am
Number of Photos: 10
Definition: 640 x 480
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-2000 Z
Software: Panorama Tools, PTGui, Photoshop, Pure Tools
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