"Alcazaba - fortress" Alhambra - Alcazar Tip by smirnofforiginal

Alhambra - Alcazar, Granada: 34 reviews and 63 photos


The oldest part of the Alhambra is the Alcazaba (from al-qasba - Arabic for fortress) was built on the ruins of a 9th century castle. The towers are "Homage", "Broken", "Tower of Arms" and "Watch Tower" and the garden at its south is called "Garden of Wall Tops" or, perhaps more romantically, Garden of Poets. And, speaking of romance... the bell on the Torre de la Vela is rung by those who hope to get the love of their lives.

"Square and crimson towers
Harlequins on stage
Of blue drama whose first performance
Takes places over the green of the leaves.
Alhambra, you who throws them out,
Tighten the bow of the foliage
Against a city of laces
Which is walled by ivy,
Towers of wind and stone
Flying over the landscape!"
(Rafael GuillÚn)

Address: Calle Real s/n
Directions: Tel. bookings: BBV bank : 902 224 460 from Spain or through web site
Phone: + 34 958 227 525
Website: http://www.alhambra-patronato.es

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated May 7, 2010
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Enter, traveller, into this immensity”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 3 9 0
Forum Rank:
0 0 4 5 2

Have you been to Granada?

  Share Your Travels