Whatever you prefer to call this famous fortress - The Red Castle, Calat Alhambra, La Alhambra, or the original Arabic name Qal'at al-Hambra (meaning the Red Fortress) - this Moorish masterpiece was built on a hill above the River Darro, in Andalusia, Spain, across from Albayzin, the founding settlement for the city of Granada.
It is from the Mirador de San Nicolas, in the historic Albayzin district, that the finest views of the Alhambra, backdropped by the snowcapped Sierra Nevada mountains, can be enjoyed. Although first mentioned in the 9th century, it was not until the 14th century that La Alhambra was completed.
Today, over two million people, from all parts of the world, visit this fascinating palace/fortress complex each year.
The Alhambra (La Alhambra) a moorish citadel and palace (designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984), backdropped by the snowcapped Sierra Nevada mountain range seen from Mirador de San Nicolas in the Albayzin district at sunset, 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 1/5 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 200mm.
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