I asked him that I wanted to spend my birthday at the Alhambra palace in south of Spain...so we did ! That was a good 7 years ago...ah, time goes by, and we have a beautiful daughter together now, but those memories are still vivid and special.
Do you have a special moment in your life, and is it still vivid in your memory?
I want to share with you pics of this beautiful beautiful, absolutely stunning old arab architecture masterpiece with you. Hope you like it!
☆Alhambra Palace, Granada, Andalucia (South of Spain)
The first references to the Alhambra Castle started to appear in the ninth century, but it was in the thirteenth century that the fortress part of the complex, Alcazaba was built.
You have to remember that at this time, Spain was ruled by the Moors (now Moroccans) , and Andalucía was the last Muslim state in Spain, so the Sultan (or Emir) needed impressive and secure fortresses to try to hold onto his lands.
The Alhambra Castle was completed during the Nasrid Dynasty (mid fourteenth century), with the construction of the residential palaces (Palacios Nazaries).
The palaces, made up of three distinct parts, The Mexuar, The Comares Palace and The Palace of the Lions, are stunning for their Arab architecture, and exquisite attention to detail in the decoration.