Sunday, 2 November 2008

Alhambra


Alhambra is a fortified palace located in Granada, Spain. It was the residence of the Moorish rulers of Granada between the 13th and 15th Centuries, until the conquest of Granada by the catholic Kings, Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragorn.

The last Moorish monarch to reside here was Muhammad XII, known as Boabdil, before he was sent to exile by the Catholics Kings. Behind stayed his daughter whom was taken by the Spanish and became King Ferdinand’s mistress. Later in life, she became a catholic nun.

The Alhambra is well known for its unique Moorish Art and Mudéjar style. It is listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.

This breathtaking beautiful card was sent by rhea_silvia, from Spain.

Source: Wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! My name is Elena. I'm from Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) and I'm a pencil collector. If you want, we can do an exchange: I can get some postcards here for you, if you get some pencils where you live for me. If you are interested, write me: elenagb_88@hotmail.com =)

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