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It is postcard-ish but in fact, the view from this POV was not shown here. I am standing on one of the many towers of Alcazaba in Granada. The white building between the towers on the right is Palace of Generalife. On the left - Albaicin. This part of Alhambra complex is less visited than Nasrid Palaces or Generalife. The views from the towers are breath taking.

An alcazaba is a Moorish fortification in Spain and Portugal. The word derives from the Arabic word القصبة (al-qasbah), a walled-fortification in a city.
Alcazaba of Málaga is the prototype of military architecture in the Taifa period, with its double walled and many fortifications. Its only parallel is the castle of Krak des Chevaliers in Syria.

Alcazaba in Granada is the oldest section of the Alhambra palace.

The word alcazaba should not be confused with alcázar which has its etymology in the Arabic al-qasr, which in turn derives from the Latin 'castrum', and denotes a fort or castle.


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  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5278 W: 84 N: 13580] (77500)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-05-18
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-24 2:22
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