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“Amateur photo fest” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Alhambra

Museum of Alhambra
Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
00 34 958.027.929/31
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Ranked #12 of 104 attractions in Granada
Type: Museums
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Houston, Texas
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“Amateur photo fest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

1000 amateur photographers trying to be creative, when all there doing is blocking the walkways and slowing down the tour. It's impressive but not worth the 45 minute wait in line or hassle.

Visited July 2013
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“This is a must see local in Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Alhambra and the companion Generalife gardens and buildings are simply the best European architectural and historical landmark in Europe. In this very special place, you can see the display of art and architecture that was Moorish culture during the European Middle Ages. The palaces started construction in the 8th century and expanded till the 15th century. Beautiful hand painted ceramic tiles, bas relief stone carvings, and carved wooden ceilings characterize every room in the Nasrid Palaces. Arrangements change from room to room and are integrated with fountains and water features. Then things change abruptly when the Christian Monarchs defeated the Moors in 1492. They didn't destroy the palaces but expanded and undecorated brick roman arch replaced the ornate Moorish arch and walls, and ceilings were plain stucco finishe. Gardens were less ornate and gone was the beauty of Moorish art and architecture. Makes one wonder if the Renaissance would have been advanced 500 years or so had the Spanish Monarchs adopted the splendid art and architecture of the Moors.

Visited June 2013
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Bombay,India
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“Truly "a pearl set in emeralds"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

An absolutely amazing experience , takes one back in time. Spent six hours there and even that didn't seem enough . A stunning view, spectacular architecture and design .. A must see once in a life -time . Queue up early by 7 am to get tickets for that day , I did that since I hadn't booked the tickets online , but the wait is worth it ..

Visited May 2013
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Absolutely amazing site! It's huge and you need to dedicate at least a half day. Pre-reservation on line at least 3 weeks in advance to see the main attraction 'palace naides' is important to know. The gardens are super, especially the water staircase. Make sure to view l'ahlambra from the other side of the valley in Grenada before climbing up to the entrance.

Visited May 2013
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“A unique historical visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Informative and enjoyable. Magnificent atmospheric environment. It's an active event, with a lot of walking to see all the monument. You'd probably have to count on spending at least 3 hours there, or miss out on something.

Visited April 2013
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