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Alhambra.

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Granada, Andalusia, Spain Few Spanish buildings are as iconic as the regal fortress that is the Alhambra. Adorning the hills around the vibrant city of Granada, it is a stunning souvenir of Spain’s Moorish past. From the 11th until the late-15th century, the lion’s share of the Iberian Peninsula formed the Islamic empire of Al-Andalus. Being progressive and tolerant, the Moors ignited a prerenaissance on the peninsula, creating an atmosphere of creation and innovation. Pay the Alhambra a visit and see for yourself how ahead of their time the Moors were, and what they were capable of doing.

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