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Alhambra Palace Reflections

Constructed on a plateau that overlooks the city of Granada, the palace was built chiefly between 1238 and 1358, in the regions of al-Ahmar, founder of the Nasr...
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Constructed on a plateau that overlooks the city of Granada, the palace was built chiefly between 1238 and 1358, in the regions of al-Ahmar, founder of the Nasrid dynasty, and his successors. The splendid decorations of the interior are ascribed to Yusuf I. After the expulsion of the Moors in 1492, much of the interior was effaced and the furniture was ruined or removed. Charles V, who ruled in Spain as Charles I, rebuilt portions in the Renaissance style and destroyed part of the Alhambra in order to build an Italianate palace designed by Pedro Machuca in 1526. In 1812 some of the towers were blown up by the French during the War of Independence, and in 1821 an earthquake caused further damage to the structure. Restoration of the building was undertaken in 12828 and continued through the 20th century.
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conniehumphreys_3889
 
conniehumphreys_3889 March 25, 2017
Beautiful.. thanks for sharing!!
stan_matsui
 
stan_matsui April 07, 2017
In addition to the beautiful image, appreciate the narrative on the history.
Nice!
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sskyrm April 25, 2017
Beautiful! How did you ever get this shot without all the tourists around?
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Alfredo_Jose May 01, 2017
Beautiful photo, the details are amazing!

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