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 (ăl-hăm′brə, äl-äm′brä)
A citadel and palace on a hill overlooking Granada, Spain. Built by Moorish kings in the 12th and 13th centuries, the Alhambra is the finest example of Moorish architecture in Spain.


(Placename) a citadel and palace in Granada, Spain, built for the Moorish kings during the 13th and 14th centuries: noted for its rich ornamentation
Alhambresque adj


(ælˈhæm brə)

1. a palace and citadel of the Moorish kings in Granada, Spain: completed in the 14th century.
2. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 64,615.
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Noun1.Alhambra - a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle AgesAlhambra - a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages
Granada - a city in southeastern Spain that was the capital of the Moorish kingdom until it was captured by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492; site of the Alhambra (a palace and fortress built by Moors in the Middle Ages) which is now a major tourist attraction
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As we entered the Alhambra Palace to one side was an old water gravitational filtration structure, said to be at least 1,000 years old.
The Moorish Alhambra palace and fortress is unmissable.
Aegean Odyssey (pictured) sails on October 29 from Seville, calling at Cadiz, Marrakech, Casablanca, Fez, Tangier and Malaga where there's a chance to visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada.
Christian soldiers occupied the legendary Alhambra palace that morning.
better witnessed today than at the 14th century Alhambra palace -- one of Granada's two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the other being the Albayzin itself.
Guided walking tours of Seville, Cordoba and the Alhambra Palace Complex in Granada ?
The jewel in Granada's crown is the Alhambra Palace, a citadel, fortress and residence of the Nasrid sultans.
admission to the alhambra Palace & the Generalife (summer Palace) in Granada INCLUDES ESCORTED EXCURSIONS The advertised price is correct as of 26 Oct 2015 and is based upon departure from Birmingham airport on 24 Sept 2016.
The ancient Greeks loved them on pots, and the royals of Granada tiled their beautiful Alhambra Palace with them.
The Halina Foundation Silent Auction & Fashion Show, held at Chicago's Alhambra Palace at 6pm on April 18, will raise money in support of Vida Dubinskiene, a La Grange woman diagnosed with breast cancer two days before New Years' Eve 2015.
excursions to Cordoba, Granada & Seville guided tour of the Great Mosque of Cordoba (Mezquita) Admission to the Alhambra Palace & the Generalife alife alif (Summer Palace) in Granada Free time to explore Antequera and the surrounding area One piece of hold luggage (minimum of 15kg person, dependent on airline) The advertised price is correct as of 14 Jan 15 and is based upon departure From Liverpool airport on 4 June 15.