The Alhambra is a monumental complex that stands on an Andalusian palace city in Granada, Spain. It comprises a series of ancient palaces, gardens and fortifications.

Initially conceived to house the emir and the court of the Nasrid kingdom, this complex evolved to become the abode of the monarchs of Castile and their representatives. Its outstanding artistic distinction lies in the ornate interiors of the Nasrid palaces, whose decoration is considered one of the greatest achievements of Andalusian art. In addition, its location and adaptation generated a novel landscape but perfectly integrated into the surrounding nature. Additionally, it houses a museum of Andalusian art, the main art gallery of the city and a former convent transformed into a national parador.

This complex is managed by the entity known as the Patronato de la Alhambra y el Generalife. In 2016, it ranked as the second most visited place in Spain, just after the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, with a total of 2,615,1883 visitors.

In 1984, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site, together with the Generalife and the Albaicín neighborhood.

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