Sunday, 1 December 2013


Melita sent me yet another wonderful Spanish postcard.... This time it's a view from Granada. I love the colours of the card! Granada is a city is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of four rivers, the Beiro, the Darro, the Genil and the Monachil. In the 2005 national census, the population of the city of Granada proper was 236,982.
The postcard, though, doen't show the whole city but well-known Moorish citadel and palace called the Alhambra. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in 889 and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid 11th century by the Berber king Badis ben Habus of the Kingdom of Granada who built its current palace and walls, and later converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of GranadaThe Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Muchas gracias, Melita :)

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