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The Garden of the Alhambra

Listed under Gardens in Andalucia, Spain.

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The scrollwork on the arches, and the intricacies of the tiling around the walls, spell out opulence and extravagance, but the garden courtyards of this ancient Moorish palace show an appealingly modern restraint. It’s the simplicity of the planting, combined with the cooling visual and sound effects of water in constrained spaces, that has made the Alhambra one of the most quoted gardens of the last few decades.

Written by  Kent Ross.

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“Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada”

'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 res… Read more...

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