Iron ring clasped in a bird's beak on the facade of the Palace of Charles V, designed by Pedro Machuca in the 16th century in Renaissance style as a residence for the Holy Roman Emperor in the Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Southern Spain. 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. Granada was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Iron ring clasped in a bird's beak on the facade of the Palace of Charles V, designed by Pedro Machuca in the 16th century in Renaissance style as a residence for the Holy Roman Emperor in the Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Southern Spain. 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. Granada was listed as a UNESCO World...
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