Alhambra : Michelin's recommendations
The «Calat al-Hamra», which means «red castle», is universally considered as one of most attractively preserved Arab palaces. The Alhambra was built on the highest hill in the town, the Sabika as it was known in the Middle Ages. The poet Ibn Zamrak (1333-1393) recalls this in these words: «the Sabika is a crown which decorates the face of Granada... and the Alhambra (God preserve it) is the ruby that adorns it». Fascinating architecture in perfect symbiosis with gardens and water features, sumptuous decor, a refinement pushed to the limit.. Words cannot do justice to this paradise of gardens and palaces created by the Nasrid Emirs, as a support for their declining power. As you cross the first wall through the Granada gate built by Machuca under Charles V you wil be in the shady glades and the wonderful journey will begin... You will find something that was at the same time a fortress and a Royal city, a masterpiece which has resisted all the mishaps of history. From the Nasrid palaces, the palace of Charles V, the Generalife, The Wine gate, the Justice gate, the Alcazaba, the towers and the gardens of the Alhambra, don't miss any aroma, any colour or any detail of the turbulent history of this beautiful monument which is without equal You will share some moments that will stay in your memory..