Tourist Attraction Alhambra (Granada) in Granada: Position on map

Alhambra (Granada)

Alhambra (Granada)
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The city of Granada is the capital of the province with the same name in Andalusia in south Spain. Being located within an area full of hills and especially fertile soils, Granada can look upon a 1,500 year old history very proudly. The area around Granada was witness of many different cultures in which all kinds of nations have settled. The construction of the castle on top of one of the... Read more

last update on Jun 5, 2019
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Description

The Alhambra is a castle complex originating in the middle ages. It was built not far from the Spanish city Granada, located in the south of Spain.

History

The first documentation and Moorish fortification date back to as early as the 9th century. It became a UNESCO world heritage site in the 1980s and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe.

The Alhambra was a stage for European history throughout the centuries. In the course of history, various cultures had been using the hill the castle is built on as a fortress. Nowadays, it therefore showcasing different cultural influences in its architecture. 

The castle

The castle is located in the south-east of Granada on a hill and it is constructed in a way that is typical for the architecture of the middle ages. The upper part of the castle complex is separated from the citadel, which was the part accessible only for those in power. In the upper part, the nobility, the military, the upper bourgeoisie, the affluent merchants and craftsmen were accommodated.

How to get there

By car:

Driving on the A-44 in the direction of Jaén/ Granada/ Málaga, you take the exit 125 in the direction A-92G/ Málaga/ Sevilla/ Córdoba/ Aeropuerto. When you reach the roundabout, take the third exit and keep following the signs to the Alhambra.

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La Alhambra de Granada - alhambra.org | 00:48

Contact

Alhambra Granada
18009
Granada
Phone+34 958 22 52 26
Fax+34 902 63 64 59
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