The Alhambra monuments are on the hilltop. If you are walking there from the city center, take the Cuesta de Gomérez Street from the Plaza Nueva to arrive at the Puerta de Las Granadas, an entry point located at the foot of the Sabika Hill. Note that there is also another entry point via Cuesta del Rey Chico, but this approach is much more interesting. The distance from the Plaza Nueva to the Alhambra monuments via this gate is about 3/4 of a mile.
The paved road from the gate to the main entrance of the Alhambra goes uphill, and as you walk up, you encounter the Alhambra forest on both sides. After walking a few hundred feet from the gate, the roads fork into two; The right path goes to the Crimson Towers, the Manuel de Falla Auditorium, and the left path leads to the Alhambra. As you walk further, you arrive at the Washington Irving Monument. A few feet from there, you climb the flight of steps to reach the Pillar of Carlos V. Then you go via the Puerta de la Justicia (Gate of Justice) to arrive at the Alhambra.
Once you are at the top, you can see buildings belongings to both the Nasrid and Christian era monuments. The Nasrid era monuments include Puerta del Vino (Wine Gate), Alcazaba, and Palacios Nazaríes (Nasrid Palaces). The Christian era monuments include Palacio de Carlos V (Charles V Palace), and Iglesia de Santa María de la Alhambra (Church of St. Mary of the Alhambra).
– Palacios Nazaríes – Nasrid Palaces – A Shining Example of Moorish Art and Architecture
– Los Jardines del Partal – The Gardens of the Partal
– Alcazaba – A Formidable Fortress of the Nasrids
– Medina, the Bustling City
– Alhambra – Christian-Era Monuments
– Alhambra – Outer Monuments
Generalife – Heavenly Gardens of the Nasrids
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