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The charm of the Alhambra, the red palace in Spain

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The beauty of the full moon adorn the Alhambra. Image: telegraph.co.uk













Spain is not only known as a country with a passion famous soccer competition or matador, bull ring against the matador. Spain is also one of the world's premier tourist destinations, both for the beauty of nature as well as art and cultural uniqueness. In Spain you can visit many beautiful cities and historical places.

Spanish cities like Madrid will surely fascinate you, but if you are lovers of historical tourism then you need to visit the Alhambra Palace, important historic relics of the Spanish culture. Spain in the past ever called Andalusia, where the then state government of Andalusia is bordered on the west by Portugal, Morocco and Gibraltar in the south, while in Andorra and France in the east. Meanwhile, the name taken from the Arabic, "Al Andalus", meaning that part of the Iberian Peninsula was under the rule of the Islamic kingdom, but when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabell rule in 1492, successfully conquered Andalusia Muslim rule, and transformed into a rule Catholic Empire.

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The fountain in the Alhambra palace. Image: nigeldunnett.info
Spain in the past ever called Andalusia, where the then state government of Andalusia is bordered on the west by Portugal, Morocco and Gibraltar in the south, while in Andorra and France in the east. Meanwhile, the name taken from the Andalusian Arabic, "Al Andalus", meaning that part of the Iberian Peninsula was under the rule of the Islamic state, but when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabell rule in 1492, successfully conquered Andalusia Muslim rule, and transformed into a rule Catholic.

The historic event occurred resulting in a unique architectural style of Spanish, Muslims and Catholic, which you can find on various historical palaces such as the Alhambra Palace. The castle is a legacy "Bani Ummayah." This magnificent palace situated on the hill of La Sabica, Granada.

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Wonderful Arabic calligraphy in Alhambra. Image: travelerguidance.blogspot.com













You should know , that the name of the Alhambra was adopted from Arabic, which means "Red Palace". The name is appropriate, because almost all parts of the palace are red. Alhambra was founded by Sultan Muhammad bin Ahmar, and was built in 1842.

Alhambra has been visited by millions of tourists from all over the world, if you will plan to this castle if you are on holiday to Spain? If you enter this palace for the first time, you will feel as if you are inside a mosque, or perhaps you will find it has jumped into the Arabian Knights of age story. Whatever your imagination, the Alhambra is a unique palace.

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Some tourists are being relaxed to enjoy the beauty of the Alhambra. Image: telegraph.co.uk
The beauty Alhambara you can also see in the movie El Dorado (1921), you need to find this movie collection in the online store. This movie took a lot of scenes around the red palace. According to the history of film, film Eldorado is the first film to get permission to shoot at the Alhambra. If you watch this film, then you will see the beauty of the fountains, gardens and architectural splendor of the Alhambra.

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Patio de los Leones (the lions court), Alhambra. Image: sevillaonline.es
When you trace the path to enter this palace, you will see the Alhambra surrounded by yellowing leaves with shade trees along the road. If you get into the palace, then you will find almost all the walls decorated with Arabic calligraphy, so from a distance would look like Batik designs. Alhambra no longer functions as a mosque, and purely as historic buildings to be visited and enjoyed by anyone from all over the world.

Another interesting part of this palace is the beauty of the garden as gardens in the Alhambra is decorated with many pools are beautiful fountains, and even a number of the world's leading architects park frankly admit, that the palace gardens of Versailles in France and the gardens at the Palace of the UK inspired by the beauty of the Alhambra gardens.
 
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Majestic sunset in the Alhambra. Image: musikkbloggen.no

If you are holidaying in Bali, you can see the beauty of the sunset at Kuta Beach or Pura Tanah Lot, then in Spain ever you will get a spectacular view of the sunset while you're on holiday in the Alhambra Palace. President Bill Clinton during a trip there and watching the red palace from the Mirador de San Nicolas, Bill Clinton said that Alhamra is "The Most beautiful sunset in the world".


If you are curious about the beauty of the Alhambra, then you can also look at animated films and video games by setting the Alhambra Palace, for example, animated film directed by Juan Bautista Berasategul, and El Embrujo Del Sur. If you are a video game enthusiast, then you can see the splendor of the Alhambra in the game called "The King of Fighters", in which the video games produced in 1998 this there was duel a scene, the setting in the Alhambra Palace.

The Alhambra is one of a World Heritage Site, is undoubtedly the most emblematic monuments of the city and one of the most visited in Spain. It consists of a defensive side, the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife Gardens.

Of course is Spain also has other interesting places to visit, and the Alhambra is a historical place that you should not miss if you are on holiday to Spain.

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