Thursday, March 24, 2011

ES-84493 ESPANA / SPAIN - Anna (Al-Ḥamrā' الْحَمْرَاء‎)



~ Granada, Spain ~ (ES-84493)
Al-amrā' الْحَمْرَاء‎,
Thanks for Anna
Sent: 17th AUGUST 2010
Received: AUGUST 2010

The Alhambra , the complete form of which was Calat Alhambra (الْقَلْعَةُ ٱلْحَمْرَاءُ, Al-Qal‘at al-amrā’ , "the red fortress"), is a palace and fortress complex constructed during the mid 14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city of Granada in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia.

The Alhambra's Moorish palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and its court, of the Nasrid dynasty. After the Reconquista (reconquest) by the Reyes Católicos ("Catholic Monarchs") in 1492, some portions were used by the Christian rulers. The Palace of Charles V, built by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, was inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications. After being allowed to fall into disrepair for centuries, the Alhambra was "discovered" in the 19th century by European scholars and travelers, with restorations commencing. It is now one of Spain's major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country's most significant and well known Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the inspiration for many songs and stories.
















6 comments:

  1. Cool finds! Collecting postcards is really fun.

    Silver MLM

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  2. i like to visit Al-Ḥamrā' الْحَمْرَاء‎ <3

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