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Alhambra (Granada, Spain)

The Alhambra was built for the Moorish rulers in the 14th century. In Arabic it’s name means “the red fortress”. It is situated to the south of Granada. First built to be the residence of the Muslim rulers, a later addition made it the Palace of Charles V, a Roman Emperor in the 16th century, and it is now a major tourist attraction. It covers a surface of 142 000m² and features the Alcazaba (citadel) to the west, a palace, a mosque, 13 towers and vast sculptured gardens with fountains and streams. Islamic architecture was imposed throughout the fortress, until the Christian conquest in the beginning of the 16th century. The fortress suffered three century’s of modifications and destruction, followed by an earthquake in 1821. Its restoration started in 1847. The regular visit entrance fee is 12€, you can choose between the regular guided visit which starts at 10am, an educational visit, the private visit, or a night visit. Opening hours from November to February are from 8.30am to 6pm (ticket office closes as 5pm), night visits are from 8pm to 9.30pm. From March until October the gates open at 8.30am until (ticket office closes at 7pm) night visits are from 10pm until 11.30pm

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