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Sunday, May 04, 2003

Within the walls of Alhambra

The Alhambra, a UNESCO world heritage site, is an ancient palace and fortress of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, in southern Spain.

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Palacio de los Leones (Lion Courtyard), symbolises Muslim paradise. At the centre of the courtyard, lies a fountain supported by 12 lions. Posted by Hello

Patio's gallery is supported by 124 beautifully carved marbles. Posted by Hello

The ceiling, a wonderful work made of cedar wood, represents the seven heavens of Islamic religion.

Note of advice, if you are planning a trip to Alhambra, make sure you get your tickets way in advance or you'll be disappointed. Also, start your day early as you've got a lot of ground to cover and get the audio guide. It's worth every Euro! Posted by Hello

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