Alhambra is the residence of the kings

Saturday, August 4th 2012. | Spain

beautiful Alhambra is the residence of the kings Alhambra is the residence of the kings

There is no reference to the Alhambra as a residence until the king of the 13th century, though the castle has been in existence since the 9th century. The first kings of Granada, Zirites, has a castle and the castle on the hill of Albaicin, and nothing remains of them. The Nasrites was probably the emirs who built the Alhambra, starting in 1238. Name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root word meaning “red or crimson castle”, perhaps because of the color of the towers and walls that surround the entire hill of La Sabica by starlight is silver but by sunlight is converted into gold. But there is another more poetic version, which is caused by the Moslem analysts who speak of the construction of the Alhambra fortress “by torch light”, the reflection that gives them a special color walls. Created originally for military purposes, the Alhambra is the “Alcazaba” (fortress), an “Alcázar” (palace) and a small “medina” (city), all in one. These three characters help to explain the characteristic of many monuments. Founder of this dynasty, Muhammad Al-Ahmar, starting with the restoration of the old fort. His work has been completed by his son Muhammad II, the direct successor to proceed with repairs. Construction of the palace (called Casa Real Vieja, the old “Royal House or Palace”) dates back to the 14th century and is the work of two great kings: Yusuf I and Muhammad V. For the former we owe, among other things, “Cuarto de Comares” (Chamber of Comares), the “Puerta de la Justicia” (Gate of Justice), bathing and several towers. His son, Muhammad V, finish embellish the palace with “Cuarto de los Leones” (Lions Room), as well as other rooms and the forts.

 amazing Alhambra is the residence of the kings Alhambra is the residence of the kings

Alhambra is a Christian court in 1492 when the Catholic Monarchs (Ferdinand and Isabel) conquered the city of Granada. Then, the structures built for prominent civilians also military garrisons, a church and a Franciscan monastery. Emperor Charles V, who spent several months in Granada, began construction of the palace which bears his name and make some changes to the building interior. These steps are to lead to interminable controversy often driven by political agenda. The kings of Austria who left are not forgotten monument and have left their own imprint on it more wisely. During the 18th century and part 19, Alhambra fell into neglect and was to see it transformed into dungheaps salon and bar, which is occupied by thieves and beggars. “Thus bats defile left the palace, and the reality of Spanish criminals and beggars destroy the illusion of this fairy palace of the Moors,” wrote Richard Ford. As the punch crown, the troops of Napoleon, the ruler of Granada from 1808 until 1812, is to convert the palaces into barracks During one retreat they mined the towers and blew up part of them. Two of them, Torre de Siete Suelos and Torre de Agua are totally destroyed. So incredible neglect continued, until 1870 when the Alhambra declared a national monument. Travellers and romantic artists of all countries had railed against those who scorned them the most beautiful monuments. Since that date and until now, Alhambra, protected, restored, cared for and even enhanced, preserved for the enjoyment and admiration of the Alhambra all.The a UNESCO World heritage site in 1984.

sit Alhambra is the residence of the kings Alhambra is the residence of the kings

Alhambra

picture Alhambra is the residence of the kings Alhambra is the residence of the kings

Alhambra

panorama Alhambra is the residence of the kings Alhambra is the residence of the kings

Alhambra

image Alhambra is the residence of the kings Alhambra is the residence of the kings

Alhambra

fountain Alhambra is the residence of the kings Alhambra is the residence of the kings

Alhambra

exotic Alhambra is the residence of the kings Alhambra is the residence of the kings

Wallpaper Alhambra

tags: , , ,