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Alhambra

Alhambra
  • Alhambra Route - Daytime

The Alhambra, declared a World Heritage Site in 1984, is a palatial city near the Darro River. Its name comes from the colour of its walls (Al-Hamra in Arabic) which were made using the clay found locally, and the reddish tint this gave the bricks. The Alhambra is an unparalleled example of how light and water can make significant decorative effects on the architecture. A careful selection of materials means that this decorative effect changes with the varying patterns of light.