The Alhambra (; Spanish: [aˈlambɾa]; Arabic: الْحَمْرَاء [ʔælħæmˈɾˠɑːʔ], Al-Ḥamrā, lit. "The Red One", the complete Arabic form of which was Qalat Al-Hamra) is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada. After the conclusion of the Christian Reconquista in 1492, the site became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella (where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition), and the palaces were partially altered in the Renaissance style. In 1526 Charles I & V commissioned a new Renaissance palace better befitting the Holy Roman Emperor in the revolutionary Mannerist style influenced by Humanist philosophy in direct juxtaposition with the Nasrid Andalusian architecture, but it was ultimately never completed due to Morisco rebellions in Granada.
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One of the most beautiful paths to walk in Spain. Start in Sacromonte and walk yourself down along this path. You’ll see the Alhambra and Generalife from up top and then have countless places available for tapas.
Such a beautiful walk. One of the most amazing streets of Granada, with the castle on top and the atmosphere of old spanish times.
if you have been to Granada, you probably have walked here. If you have not and are going to Granada, you should walk there. A nice square, with a lot of cafes around, makes for a nice pit stop - just be sure to choose a shadowy place, otherwise on a sunny day it can be quite hot
The main street of Albaicin it's a great place to walk, have a drink, eat "tapas", draw, listen to flamenco, and the list goes on and on. It's true, there are lots of cars and u need to get by the walls, but we didn't mind at all. It's part of Granada"s charm. I would definetely come back here.
Pleasant place to hang out after visiting the Alhambra even if a bit touristy. Nice atmosphere, street musicians entertaining you whil you drink a beer outside.
A really nice and romantic walk with loads of tapas restaurants.
Nice cheap tapas, also coincidentally there was an amazing lady singing traditional granada song with a melancholic tone, one if the best vocals I have heard in my life. I also got to have a chat with a wonderful couple who were from USA in the open terrace of this place, they shared their wonderful trips and gave me good suggestions, had a very good quiet evening.
Brilliant place! Mixed memories here
A must when visiting Granada. A romantic walk that will lead you to la Cuesta del Chapiz and then eventually to Albaicín. On the way you will find many cafes, restaurants and local handicraft shops.
Dope place after sunset to eat your baklava alone as you look at those two geese romping around the joint
Great street to walk along the river. I came here after going up to the Alhambra and I checked out some of the local shops. There are lots of restaurants, ice cream shops, and places to sit!
Restaurants here were a bit pricey but tapas came with the drinks at no charge. Good view of Alhambra from below.
Lots of people but awesome place. It's like being teleported to the the 13th century.