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The Alhambra Palace

Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:55 pm

The Alhambra palace of Grenada is one of the finest splendors of Spain. Built by the Moors, the Muslim conquerors of Spain, in the 14th century, it served as the seat of government for several sultans of Grenada.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:56 pm

The palace was built in typical Moorish style, and decorated with intricate stonework. The domed roof of the Hall of the Abencerrages, for instance, is said to have over five thousand carved niches.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:58 pm

One notable feature of the palace is the use of courtyards and fountains to create an airy feel to the complex – an innovation quite unknown to European architecture of the time.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:59 pm

But the singular feature that most impresses modern visitors is the skillful subtlety of the work put into the most intricate details.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:01 pm

After the re-conquest of Spain by the Christians, the palace was used by the Spanish royal family, after being modified to a more traditionally European form.



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Re: The Alhambra Palace

Post by dipeshgainju on Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:47 am

Oh I didn't know that. In fact I had no idea on that. Its a new information to me. So thank you so much for sharing that thread with us in this forum.

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