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The Alhambra

The Alhambra

Grenada, Spain

The Alhambra, a Muslim palace in Grenada, was the last holdout of the Moors in Spain. The Moors (North African muslims) invaded in 711 and took over all of Spain; from practically 711 on, Christian rulers tried to regain Spain. Somewhere around 1492, Ferdinand and Isabella united the two kingdoms that made up most of Spain, sent of Columbus (well, Isabella did, and she sold her crown jewels to do so), and routed the Muslims. The palace is absolutely beautiful; it doesn’t look like much from the outside, but it’s ornately decorated in the interiors.