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Alhambra of Granada, beautiful panorama

Through the cobbled and narrow streets of the charming and mythical neighborhood of Albaycín, in the city of Granada (Andalusia, Spain) we find the famous Mirador de San Nicolás, which gets its name from the church that, like us, contemplates the spectacular panoramic views of the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada.

Alhambra, whose name comes from the Arabic “qa’lat al-Hambra” which means “Red Castle”, given by its reddish walls -although some historians suggest that the name comes from its founder Abu al-Ahmar whose name means “The Red One” because he was redheaded- is a walled complex whose first signs of its existence date back to the 9th century, when the city belonged to the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba, kingdom of al-Andalus. Strategically positioned on the al-Sabika hill, it was an unbreakable fortress. Al-Andalus was the name by which the Muslims called the Iberian Peninsula during their reign between 711 and 1492.

Panoramic view of the Alhambra in Granada seen from the Mirador de San Nicolás in the Albaicín neighborhood by Francisco González SOLEMNITY
Alhambra of Granada

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