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Spain 2008: The Alhambra of Granada

The Alhambra (“Red Fortress” in Arabic) was a Moorish palace and castle built outside the city of Granada during the rule of the Nasrid Dynasty ( 1212-1492 ). When Spanish forces under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella captured the city in 1492, the Alhambra became the property of the Spanish crown.

Today, it is one of Spain's most important tourist attractions, and even was considered for one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, decided upon in 2007. Visitors to the Alhambra will find it divided into four different sections. The sections of the Alhambra are very close to one another, so walking between them is not a problem.

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