The Red CastleGranada, Spring 2010
In the IES Islamic Art and Architecture class, we make four visits to the Alhambra throughout the course of the semester. This first visit encompassed the alcazaba (the military section of the Alhambra), the towers, and the outer wall of the Alhambra. We were allowed in to certain restricted sections, and secret passages that normal visitors are not allowed to see. We learned that Alhambra comes from the Arabic words meaning “the red castle.” The history of this place was palpable and it was amazing to see how much has still been preserved after so many centuries.
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