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Marvel at the beauty of Alhambra the Red Castle

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Alhambra is also known as the red castle because of its reddish walls. The Alhambra is situated on a strategic point, which gives a perfect view of the whole city and the meadow which is also known as la Vega. It is a palace or a fortress complex which was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada. The Alhambra’s Islamic palaces, as we know them today, were built for the last Muslim emirs in Spain. Alhambra was rediscovered in the 19th century by European Scholars and travellers. It is one of the famous tourist attractions, exhibiting the country’s most significant and well known Islamic architecture.

See also : See Granada in its authentic form – Albaizyn

Attraction: Charles V palace and surrounding areas, patio of the lions, justice gate, the extension and decoration of the tower, baths, commos room, hall of the boat, emperor’s chamber and queens dressing room.

Best time to visit: As there is a great demand of tickets and also restriction of the number of visitor per day, the visitors have to book ticket in advance for guided tours and no ticket for night visits.

Entry: For regular guided tour they charge 52€ and for private guided tour they charge 250€

How to reach: It is located on the top of the hill al-Sabika, on the left bank of the river Darro, to the west of the city of Granada.

Contact: +34-958-027-971"

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