On a recent trip to Granada, Spain I visited the Alhambra, the last and greatest Moorish palace. It attracts about 8,000 people a day and is one of Europe’s top attractions. The jewel of the Alhambra is the Moorish royal palace, the Palacio Nazaries. Built mostly in the 14th century, this palace offers a look at the refined, elegant Moorish civilization of Al-Andalus (Arabic for the Iberian Peninsula).
Throughout the palace, the walls, ceilings, vases, carpets, and tiles are covered with decorative patterns, mostly calligraphy writing out verses of praise from the Quran:
The intricate detail is really amazing and the photos here only give a hint of the scale. It’s one of those sights you have to see in your lifetime.
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