Reading the Alhambra Chapter 3 Based on a transcript from the documentary: Reading the Alhambra. In the posting, we witness the importance of poetry and how it forms the core to this architectural structure.  “From me, both by day and night, mouths salutes youwith wishes of good fortune, happiness and friendship. She is the Highest

Reading the Alhambra Chapter 2 Based on a transcript from the documentary: Reading the Alhambra The inscriptions of verses from the Qur´an provide the buildings with sacred evocations of both the earthy and heavenly paradise, such as those in the oldest of the niches for jars of water in the Alhambra at the entrance of

Reading the Alhambra Chapter 1 Based on a transcript from the documentary: Reading the Alhambra When you visit the Alhambra, you will enter into the most original and beautiful architectural world of words. The visual of the semantic prominence of its devout, regal voltive and Quranic phrases and sentences, inscribed in a subtle variety of

Discover Granada Must See Sights Dobla de Oro Islamic Heritage Discover Granada Must See Sights Dobla de Oro Islamic Heritage. World Heritage Sites protected by UNESCO tell you the history of old Al-Andalus in Andalusia (Spain) History After the fragmentation of the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba in the 11th Century the city of Granada began to acquire an increasingly important

Alhambra Palace & Generalife An Islamic World Heritage  Alhambra Palace & Generalife are definitely Granada highlights, keep reading and discover why. The name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root which means “red castle“, perhaps due to the hue of the towers and walls that surround the entire hill which  by sunlight is transformed into gold.

Discover Granada Islamic Heritage sites & other must see sights The Alhambra and the Generalife The Alhambra is an UNESCO site dated on 9th century. Its palaces, towers, royal apartments and gardens show the splendour that Granada attained during the Nasrid dynasty. Arabic called «qa’lat al-Hamra’» that means Red Castle because of its reddish walls.