Alhamar

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Calle Alhamar 46-48, Granada, Granada Province, 18004, Spain
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Italian food in granada

by Anto69

There are lot's of italian restaurant's in granada but there is only one place you eat for FREE ,it's called Made in Italy and you will find it in calle alhamar 22 Granada .With every drink they give you a peace of italy it's unbileavable!!!!

The Alcazaba at Alhambra

by dlytle

The Alcazaba, or fortress, is the oldest part of the Alhambra. The Sultan Alhamar, the founder of the Nasrid dynasty, built it in the mid-13th century after he fled from northern Andalucia and established what was to be the last Moorish stronghold against the Christian crusaders. No doubt a fort was located at this location through much of historic time but the current buildings date back to the 1200's AD. The fort was remodeled by the Moors who added a very long outer wall in which they build the Nasrid Palaces.

The Torre del Homenaje (shown in the picture) was the keep of the Alcazaba and in it the first Nasirid emirs had their apartments. Excavations within the Alcazaba have revealed traces of barracks and a large cistern that date from this early period.

The Nasrid Palaces

by barbskie

I can't but just wonder the architectural beauty and designs in the inside. This complex of palaces was the residence of the kings of Granada. Its construction was started by the founder of the dynasty, Alhamar, in the 13th century, although the buildings that have survived to our time date mainly from the fourteenth century. The walls of these palaces enclose the refinement and the delicateness of the last Hispano-Arab governors of Al Andalus, the Nasrids.
The written texts on the walls and in the ceilings is arabic and are based from Koran according to our guide. How i wish, my arabic speaking friend was there :) There are three palaces in this premises.....the Mexuar, the
Comares or Yusuf I Palace and the Palace of the Lions, or Mohammed V.

Defense......

by lina112

This military fortress was built by Alhamar, the first nazarí king on the oldest site of the Alhambra and served a purely military purpose as it was situated on the highest part of the hill, watching over the surrounding area.

La Alcazaba es la zona militar del recinto, y en ella pueden visitarse la terraza de la torre del Cubo, el adarve de la muralla norte, la Plaza de las Armas, con el Barrio Castrense, la terraza de la Puerta de las Armas, la torre de la Vela y el jardín de los Adarves.

Water Tower and Aqueduct of the Alhambra

by dlytle

From the new bridge constructed to allow direct access between the Generalife and the Alhambra, one can see the ancient and now disused aqueduct of the Alhambra. The ruined tower here is called The Water Tower because it is next to the aqueduct that takes water from the Generalife to the Alhambra.

In the 13th century, the founding Sultan, Alhamar, built an acequia or water channel along the slopes of the River Darro, drawing its water miles upstream to supply first the Generalife and then the Alhambra Palace. Here, the channel spanned the ravine to enter the Alhambra.

Apart from its defensive function, this tower played the very important role of protecting the aqueduct to the royal waterway. The Arabs rarely constructed aqueducts unless for strategic motives, as was the case here.

The Water Tower was destroyed by the Napoleon’s troops at the end of the War of Independence and can be seen in the picture’s background. This is a three-floor tower, quite big and without decoration.

The left half of my picture is a good shot of the water tower - from inside the walls of the Alhambra - as it broods over its section of the wall of the Alhambra. The right side of this photo shows the outside wall and all of the foliage beneath the water tower down to the lower road area.

Photos

Patio de los LeonesPatio de los Leones

Lions´Court.Lions´Court.

Archways in the Palace of the LionsArchways in the Palace of the Lions

Approaching VillahartaApproaching Villaharta

Forum Posts

Lion Fountain after renovation

by Savl1

When the Lion Fountain will be open after renovation ?

Re: Lion Fountain after renovation

by ranger49

I believe the Liones were due to be returned to their Patio and open to public view last month - January 2011.

Re: Lion Fountain after renovation

by puerto_lover

The LIONS were restored and put on view in the crypt of the Charles V palace adjacent to the Nasrid palaces in a special exhibition awaiting return to the original position last year. I don't know if they have yet returned but presumably if not then they can be seen in this exhibit.

Re: Lion Fountain after renovation

by johnincornwall

About time. Still, I suppose Lion restorers are hard to come by these days?

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Address: Calle Alhamar 46-48, Granada, Granada Province, 18004, Spain