Granada - Alhambra

The Alhambra is a very old (1000 years ?) Moorish castle, built by the Muslims when they controlled the area.  Very different than the heavy gothic palaces and castles of northern Europe.

View of the main towers that overlook the town beyond them.

An interesting main building

Me, a tower, and the town

Looking down on a maze of older buildings and where buildings used to be

One View of the ornate ceilings

Looking straight up

Corner detail - very intricate

More ceiling detail

A courtyard; note all the detail

Nice gardens; long views in amongst the tall hedges

Another tower view, along with a peaceful reflecting pool

The private theater

Yet more detail; the entire palace is like this