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The Generalife viewed from the Alhambra
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The Generalife viewed from the Alhambra

The Generalife was a villa with gardens used by the Muslim kings of Granada as a place of retreat. Gardens like these were normal in all the Muslim courts. The Alhambra The Alhambra (Red Castle) (in Arabic الحمراء) is an ancient palace and fortress complex of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, in southern Spain (known as Al-Andalus when the fortress was constructed), occupying a hilly terrace on the south-eastern border of the city of Granada. ... Granada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in the community of Andalusia, Spain. ...


The Generalife was built between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries and was redecorated by Abu I-Walid Isma'il. It is, obviously, in the Arab style. The Arabs (Arabic: عرب ) are a large and heterogeneous ethnic group found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. ...


It is situated just to the north of the Alhambra. The Alhambra The Alhambra (Red Castle) (in Arabic الحمراء) is an ancient palace and fortress complex of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, in southern Spain (known as Al-Andalus when the fortress was constructed), occupying a hilly terrace on the south-eastern border of the city of Granada. ...


The Generalife is made up of two buildings united by the Patio de la Acequia.


 
 

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