| Sunset view of the Alahambra from the Albaicin.
|| Alambra means "the red fort".
|| The original fortress was built in the 11th century.
|| Its walls ARE red.
|| Climbing the Torre de la Vela.
|| Each January 1 & 2, the bell is rung....
| ...to mark the Moors' surrender to the Christians in 1492.
|| View of the Albaicin from the Torre de la Vela.
|| The Nasrid Palace dates from the 14th century.
|| It is filled with moorish tile & intricate ornamentation.
|| Arabic inscription in stone.
| American writer Washington Irving...
|| ...spent some months living in the palace in 1829.
|| His writing generated interest in preserving the Alhambra.
|| Patio de los Leones, just as described by Irving.
|| The fountain supposedly once flowed with...