Alhambra View, Spain - Picture Perfect Fridge Magnet
The Alhambra of Granada, otherwise known as ‘The Red One’ casts a spectacular silhouette in the south of Spain. With a dramatic mountainous backdrop and lush green surroundings it is famous for its intricate and detailed architectural prowess and it’s impressive scale. Every corner of Granada is steeped in history and culture, but nothing rivals the view of the symbolic red monument, the Alhambra. Created originally for military purposes, the Alhambra was an ‘Alcazar’ (palace), a ‘Alcazaba’ (fortress), and a small ‘Medina” (city) all in one. This multi-layered purpose helps to explain the many distinctive features of the monument.
The entire city of Granada revolves around this Nasrid palace bursting at the seams with history, so when visitors come to witness its splendor first-hand, they are compelled to wander around the Albaicin district, in a constant search for a fresh vantage point. Always hoping to find a new and more exciting view of this stunning monument. This quest to find the most wonderful perspective of the palace really is a big part of the Alhambra experience, and a lovely acrylic fridge magnet captures this buildings unique style and beauty, from one of the most wonderful viewpoints of this one-of-a-kind building.
From Gold to Silver- Alhambra’s Changing Face
It is also recommended to see this building in both day and night, as the overall impression drastically alters depending on the time of day. The ‘Crimson Castle’, with its protruding towers and protective walls, that surround the entire hill of La Sabica, has the appearance of rustic gold in the sun-soaked day light, whereas by night it is transformed into sparkling silver under the twinkling starlit sky. The Moslem analysts, were rather poetic about the differing views, and the construction of the Fortress, and they spoke of the Alhambra ‘by the light of the torches’, with their crackling flames giving the walls their distinctive coloration.