The Alhambra Palace, Granada, Andalusia, Southern Spain, with the Comares Tower (left), built in the 14th century under Muhammad V, the tallest tower in the Alhambra and housing the Hall of the Ambassadors, Nasrid Palaces and the Palace of Charles V in the background, built by Pedro Machuca in the 16th century. The Alhambra was begun in the 11th century as a castle, and in the 13th and 14th centuries served as the royal palace of the Nasrid sultans. The huge complex contains the Alcazaba, Nasrid palaces, gardens and Generalife. Behind are the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Granada was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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The Alhambra Palace, Granada, Andalusia, Southern Spain, with the Comares Tower (left), built in the 14th century under Muhammad V, the tallest tower in the Alhambra and housing the Hall of the Ambassadors, Nasrid Palaces and the Palace of Charles V in the background, built by Pedro Machuca in the 16th century. The Alhambra was begun in the 11th century as a castle, and in the 13th and 14th centuries served as the royal palace of the Nasrid sultans. The huge complex contains the Alcazaba,...
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