What makes Granada’s Alhambra Palace a magical place?

The Alhambra Palace in Granada is one of the most magnificent tourist attractions in Spain. The name of the palace originates from an Arabic word meaning ‘crimson castle’. When the dusk begins, this beautiful hilltop palace adopts a reddish hue, depicting its beauty and magnificence.

The palace is Spain’s wonderful splendor and it is often known as ‘The eighth wonder of the world’. The Alhambra Palace is also made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984 and it is situated in a beautiful location overlooking the city of Granada. The palace is an example of beautiful Arab architecture. It rests at the foot of the Seira Nevada Mountains.

The palace is built over a large space. There are thirty towers of different sizes enclosing the entire place and it is as big as a city. The palace is spread over 26 acres of lush green area.

The palace is divided into three parts: The Royal Palace, the gardens of the Generalife, and the fortress of Alcazaba. The palace is a wonderful place to visit because you will get a chance to view the intriguing network of cool, tiles rooms, beautiful pools, and fountains, underground tunnel, beautiful carvings, and gardens. There are four gates to the palace.

It is a famous palace all over the world because many songs and movies have been filmed here. The visitors enjoy a lot here. You will feel happy to see the layout of the gardens and will love to watch the fountains in the evening. You will feel mesmerized by the great architecture of the palace. You will feel like a member of the royal family when you visit the palace. The intricate work on the walls and the domes, chandeliers, the beautiful artifacts, and other parts of the palace will win your heart.

The water is the main element that is used throughout the site. You can enjoy the whisper of fresh water from the fountains and ponds that also create a cool atmosphere.  You will notice a difference of temperature between the palace and the other parts of Granada. There is a fountain of twelve water spewing lions at the center of the court which is a great attraction for the tourists. The fountain is an example of Islamic art. The place has a spiritual essence and people feel connected to the god when they visit the court of the lions. It is believed that you can hear the sounds of chains and moaning multitudes across the court.

If you have small children in your family, they will also enjoy the visit. They can romp around the Generalife gardens and can admire the beautiful views from the top of the Torre de la Vela. If you are an animal lover, you will see the cats of the Alhambra and other wildlife creatures such as birds, frogs, and fish around the gardens.

If you really want to experience the grandeur of the palace, you have to visit here. If you are planning for a vacation, it would be the best place to enjoy the royal beauty.