The La Alhambra in the city and province of Granada in Andalusia is one of Spain's most famous tourist attractions today and is a fantastic example of Islamic architecture from the 1300's. There have been some changes to the palace over the years, including some additions from the Christians in the 16th century, and the Palace of Charles V built by Charles V in 1527.
The palace sits on an area of about 142,000 square miles and the original structure is a fortress, but since there were some later additions to some areas of the fortress, some of the wings are not as fortified as they once were. There are thirteen towers in the structure and the Daro River passes through an area on the north side.
The palace was built towards the end of the Muslim rule in Spain and was a place where both artists and academics could gather as the Christians took over the rule in Granada. The building is comprised of both natural elements and man made ones and is made of red clay, which is where The Alhambra gets its name from. The buildings were originally white in colour as they were painted, but now have been restored to their former red clay so that when people visit they can appreciate what the palace and fortress really used to be like.
The Alhambra (La Alhambra) - a UNESCO World Heritage Site at dusk, City of Granada, Province of Granada, Andalusia (Andalucia), Spain, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/11.0, exposure time of 20/1 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.
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