Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada World Heritage Site

Official name
Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada | UNESCO
Country
Spain
Continent
Europe
Location
Province of Granada, Autonomous Community of Andalusia
37.1766° Lat, -3.5944° Lon
Code
314
Time Zone
Europe/Madrid, CEST +0200
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1984. Rising above the modern lower town, the Alhambra and the Albaycín, situated on two adjacent hills, form the medieval part of Granada. To the east of the Alhambra fortress and residence are the magnificent gardens of the Generalife, the former rural residence of the emirs who ruled this part of Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. The residential district of the Albaycín is a rich repository of Moorish vernacular architecture, into which the traditional Andalusian architecture blends harmoniously.