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the former Sultan's Residence in Andalusia
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It is hard to believe, but from 711 until 1492 the city of Granada was part of the emirate Al-Andalus in the south of Spain. During these almost 800 years twenty three different sultans resided at the Alhambra and made it one of the finest examples of a royal Arab residence in the Middle Ages. The fortress and palace complex as well as the summer residence Generalife are situated on Sabikah-hill and offers picturesque views of the country side.

palace complex on the Sabikah-hill alhambra alcazaba Curch Santa Maria de la Alhambra Portico and pool of the early 14th-century Partal Partal Garden alhambra daraxa gardens alhambra court of myrtles alhambra lions court 2 Alhambra elaborate works in stucco alhambra lions court Alhambra-two sisters a Alhambra two sisters b alhambra stalactide cupola alhambra two sisters cupola detail Alhambra ceiling Alhambra ornamental art work view from the Alhambra View of Granada view of the Albaicin
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