Visit the Alhambra from your couch

alhambraIt does happen: people that visit Andalusia without seeing the Alhambra, as they didn’t order tickets, weren’t aware of its beauty, or even it’s excisting. For the latter here a short description: The Alhambra (Arabic: Al-Hamra, literally ‘the red one’), the complete name of which was Calat Alhambra, (the red fortress’), is a palace and fortress complex of the Moorish rulers of Granada in southern Spain. It is  occupying a hilly terrace on the southeastern border of the city of Granada.

Once the residence of the Muslim rulers of Granada and their court, the Alhambra is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions exhibiting the country’s most famous Islamic architecture. Combined with Christian 16th century – and later interventions – in buildings and gardens created its fushioned image as it can still be seen today. Within the Alhambra, one can also find the Palace of Carlos V (Holy Roman Emperor) which was erected in 1527.

The Alhambra of Granada and Generalife can be visited virtually since last month just by clicking on Google Maps. The monument is added to the Special Collections of Google Maps along with the most visited places in the world.  A great opportunity for those who want to take a look to The Alhambra and Generalife before visiting the city, or if you didn’t have the opportunity.

If you want to start the visit, the only thing you have to do is to click here. A new experience for your senses is about to happen.

Of course nothing beats the real thing, but be sure you book the tickets in advance.


About The El Guarda Posts

We are a Dutch couple - Miranda and Hans - that has after having searched for a small hotel to buy in several countries around the world we came across El Guarda and fell in love with it straight away. We would love to share our excitement for the place and its surroundings with our guests and invite you to stay with us for some days when travelling through gorgeous Andalucía.
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