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The Al Hambra fortress and palace complex, one of the greatest examples of Muslim architecture in the world, Granda Spain.
View of the town of Granada from the castle.
View of Al Cazar-castle in the Al Hambra, Granada.
View of Al Cazar-castle at Granada with courtyard in foreground.
Castle at Al Hambra.
Entrance to the castle.
The beauty of the Harem interior which led an Arab poet to write "There is nothing so painful as being blind in Granada!"
The delicate grace of Al Hambra courtyards compare drastically to typical architecture in Medieval Europe.
The world famous Courtyard of the Lions carved from marble
Close-up of architecture details.
Humming nightlife in Madrid the Spanish capital a world away from Granada
The Mezquita Mosque (9th Century AD). Cordoba, Spain's second greatest Muslim center.
Inside the forest of marble columns in the Mezquita the world's third largest mosque, Cordoba.
Avoiding the heat outside by strolling through the cool maze of columns in the Mezquita.
Close-up of stunning details found throughout this massive mosque.
In 1236 the Spanish re-conquered Muslim Cordoba and turned the Mezquita into a Christian place of worship.
(On the left) details of the 16th century Baroque Church which was built into the center of the sprawling Mezquita.
The elaborate mighrab (prayer niche facing Mecca) in the Mezquita.
Relaxing in one of Madrid's famous squares.
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