The top of the hill
where the Alhambra stands is more than 700 metres above sea level and is
an eroded formation of the Sierra Nevada
mountains, close to Granada. This elevated
position is the main reason why there has been a fortification here for so
Shaped like a ship,
the complex has the Alcazaba at the front, pointing towards the city. The
complex covers more than 13 hectares and has a walled perimeter of over 2
kilometres, with thirty towers, some of which are now only ruins.
The Alhambra and its
gardens makes for one of the best days out in Andalucia and will give you
an insight into centuries of history.