• Granada's Alhambra

    2 monthes ago - By Rick Steves

    For me, one of the great joys of travel is having in-person encounters with great art and architecture - which I've collected in a book called Europe's Top 100 Masterpieces. Here's one of my favorites:
    Nowhere else does the splendor of Moorish civilization shine so beautifully than at the Alhambra - this last and greatest Moorish palace in Europe.
    For seven centuries (711-1492), much of Spain was Muslim, ruled by the Islamic Moors from North Africa. While the rest of Europe was slumbering through the Dark Ages, Spain blossomed under Moorish rule. The culmination was the Alhambra - a...
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