25-07-2018 Events Alhambra
The Alhambra is located in the heart of the city of Granada, but at the top of the hill of the Sabica. The distance from the center is only 1 kilometer, but the difference is important.
17-03-2018 Events Alhambra
La Alcazaba es la parte más primitiva de la Alhambra, germen de lo que llegaría a convertirse en la ciudad palatina, sede del poder de la dinastía nazarí. Es aquí, en la fortaleza, donde encontramos algunas de las torres más importantes y significativas del conjunto. Su forma triangular avanza sobre Granada a modo de la proa de un barco, de ahí que su situación sea estratégicamente inmejorable. Entrando en la Alcazaba, durante nuestra visita guiada a la Alhambra y el Generalife, pasaremos al pie de torres tan impresionantes como la del Homenaje o la Quebrada.
15-03-2018 Events Alhambra
The palatine city of the Alhambra is protected by approximately two kilometers of wall and by some thirty towers that form a defensive structure essential for its security. A closed city where a series of gates facilitated access from outside. Likewise we must also highlight the interior gates that allowed the compartmentalization of intramural spaces. Hence, in the Alhambra, it is necessary to distinguish between exterior and interior gates, their structures being completely different. The interiors are gates that normally have a direct access while the exteriors have access in a bend or double bend.
07-03-2018 Events Alhambra
City, stands out amongst the different areas of the Palatine city of the Alhambra. An urban structure where the real street next to the real low street were the main axes of the whole. Today the Royal Street remains the backbone of the monumental enclosure. Walking along the royal Street we will see some of the doors of the Alhambra, like the gate of the seven floors or the gate of the wine.
06-03-2018 Events Alhambra
Symbol of imperial power, the Emperor Charles V will leave an important footprint in the Alhambra. His visit to the city, in the spring of 1526 during his honeymoon with the Empress Isabel (Elizabeth) will mark a before and after, not only in the Alhambra but also in the whole city of Granada. The place chosen to build his palace in Granada was a symbol of the new power that is definitively consolidated in our city after his grandparents, the Catholic kings, took Granada in 1492.
The Alhambra was the palatial city where the Nasrid sultans consolidated the power of their dynasty and next to those medieval palaces the emperor will raise his palace, testimony of a new order, of a new stage.
04-03-2018 Events Alhambra
Located outside the walled enclosure of the Alhambra, the Yannat al-Arif or "architect's garden" sits on the slope of the Sun hill separated from the Alhambra by a moat, the current slope of the Chinese or the slope of the King Chico. The Generalife is a set of medieval vegetable gardens, gardens, ditches and an almunia or country house used by the Nasrid sultans as a place of rest. The orchards and even the palace is perfectly adapted to the terrain, all on different levels. The whole was conceived as a rustic estate, accompanied by orchards that are still cultivated in a traditional way and that in medieval times supplied the court. In our guided tour we will get to know this place which is independent of the Alhambra, but very close to it.
03-03-2018 Events Alhambra
And finally, our guided tour of the Alhambra takes us to the Palace of the Lions. In this palace, we will find the zenith of Nasrid architecture and decoration that reached its most critical moment in the hand of the Sultan who had had it built, Muhammad V (1354 / 59-1362 / 91). The lacework of the plasterwork, its tiling, its stalactite roofs and above all the balance of its proportions will make us believe that we are truly in paradise.
03-03-2018 Events Alhambra
The second of the Nasrid palaces, COMARES, which you will also visit during our guided tour of the Alhambra and the Generalife, is a faithful reflection of the Hispano-Muslim architectural concept where the polyvalence of the spaces prevails. Royal residence, also houses the Throne Room. Built by Yusuf I (1333-1354), everything revolves around a rectangular courtyard, that of the myrtles where intimacy, water and nature make it a true oasis. It is made up of the Comares façade, the Patio de los Arrayanes, the Sala de la Barca, the Throne Room and the Hammam or Comares spa room.
02-03-2018 Events Alhambra
The Nasrid Palaces, the Dar al-Mamlaka, are the set of different palaces or royal houses built in the Nasrid period by the most important sultans of fourteenth century. Although they are together they were built at different times and today they are the result of the evolution of time itself.
There are three: the Mexuar, Comares and Leones.
27-02-2018 Events Alhambra
Conquered Granada on January 2, 1492 by the Catholic Monarchs, Granada becomes the center of the New Spain. Summit and symbol of the peninsular unity so desired by Isabel (Elizabeth) and Fernando (Ferdinand). The Muslim city makes way for a new city with the foundation and factory of two of the monuments that you should not fail to discover when you visit Granada.