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Alhambra
The Alhambra (, ; ar, الْحَمْرَاء, Al-Ḥamrāʾ, , ) is a palace and fortress complex located in , , . It was originally constructed as a small fortress in 889 CE on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Arab of the , who built its current palace and walls. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by . After the conclusion of the Christian in 1492, the site became the Royal Court of (where received royal endorsement for his expedition), and the palaces were partially altered in the Renaissance style. In 1526 commissioned a new better befitting the Holy Roman Emperor in the revolutionary style influenced by philosophy in direct juxtaposition with the Andalusian architecture, but it was ultimately never completed due to . Alhambra's last flowering of Islamic palaces was built for the final Muslim emirs in Spain during the decline of the , who were increasin ...
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Granada ( , ,, DIN 31635, DIN: ; grc, Ἐλιβύργη, Elibýrgē; la, Illiberis or . ) is the capital city of the province of Granada, in the autonomous communities of Spain, autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada (Spain), Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of four rivers, the Darro (river), Darro, the Genil, the Monachil (river), Monachil and the Beiro. Ascribed to the Vega de Granada ''comarca'', the city sits at an average elevation of Above mean sea level, above sea level, yet is only one hour by car from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical. Nearby is the Sierra Nevada Ski Station, where the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1996 were held. In the 2005 national census, the population of the city of Granada proper was 236,982, and the population of the entire urban area was estimated to be 472,638, ranking as the 13th-largest urban area of Spain. About 3.3% of the population did not hold Spanish citize ...
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