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Granada is one of the most evocative cities in Spain’s Andulucia region, and the Alhambra Palace – a glorious execution of the Moorish architecture that makes this region so removed from the rest of the country – is the most striking destination in the city.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the sun-drenched 9th-century palace complex (it was restored again in the 11th and 19th centuries), with its geometric patterns and elegant arabesques, sits atop a mountain planted with wildflowers and punctuated by manicured walled gardens of shallow ponds and trickling fountains.
“The exquisite Moorish architecture of this palace made my heart skip a beat.”
– Leigh-Ann Pow
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