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  1. Alcazaba: An alcazaba, alcáçova or alcassaba is a Moorish fortification in Spain and Portugal. The word derives from the Arabic word القصبة, a walled-fortification in a city.
  2. Alcazaba mountain is 3371 m high mountain in Spain. It is the third highest mountain of the Sierra Nevada range and the fifth in the Iberian Peninsula. The impressive north face can be seen from the town of Granada. The name Alcazaba derives from the word fortification.

There are other places with in their name, like Alcazaba of Málaga.


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Google previewKEEP MOVING (2013)

Tokyo to Cape Town by Motorbike by Monica Joseph

An alcazaba is a walled fortification and the one in Almeria includes walls, towers , squares, houses and a mosque perched over the city with commanding views of the nearby sea. Walking through gorgeous gardens and fountains one could ...

Google previewCosta Del Sol (2007)

by Sue Bryant

Just outside the Alcazaba is a Roman theatre, excavated in the early 1 950s and the only visible Roman structure left in the city. A cobbled path winds up through luxuriant gardens within the castle walls to an 11th-century palace, now housing ...

Google previewIslamic Architecture (2004)

Form, Function, and Meaning by Robert Hillenbrand

The Alcazaba is a fortified keep independent on the rest of the site, with its own gateway opening on to the exterior world. The annexe, known as the Alhambra Alta or 'Upper Alhambra', is largely destroyed but traces of important towers, ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Historic Places: Southern Europe (1995)

by Trudy Ring, Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda

Although the fortress was built originally by the Romans, it is known nowadays by its Moorish name: the Alcazaba. The Moors conquered Merida in 713 and began to construct the fort from remnants of the earlier Roman and Visigothic ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1857)

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The custom-house is a stately and spacious edifice, built partly on the site of the Moorish fortress Alcazaba, to the N.E. of the town. It was begun in 1791, but the work being interrupted by the war, was not finished till 1829. The bishop's palace ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1857)

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

The custom-house is a stately and spacious edifice, built partly on the site of the Moorish fortress Alcazaba, to the N.E. of...

the Alcazaba, beautifully laid out, and at much expense; the soil being terraced, irrigated, and planted with cypresses.

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture (2012)

by Colum Hourihane

The Alcazaba (partially destr. 1810–12; restorations under Jean Temboury, 1930s) is the most important extant architectural work from ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Architecture (2008)

by Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris, Sally Stone

It is a vast complex comprising the Alcazaba or castle, the Palacios Nazaries, and the palace gardens of ...

Google previewThe dictionary of watering places ... at home and abroad (1881)

by Dictionary

Near are Atarazanas, once an arsenal, but now a market ; Alcazaba Castle, ...

Google previewCollier's New Encyclopedia (1921)

A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ; with Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps

From this a narrow passage leads to the Plaza de 10s Algibes, where, on the left, is the ruined Alcazaba, the ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

alcazaba A Moorish fortress. alcazar A Moorish or Spanish fortress or castle. alcoran Same as minaret. alcove A small recessed space, opening directly into a larger room. aleaceria A castle, palace ...

Google previewThe Hutchinson Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Warfare (2016)

by Peter Connolly, John Gillingham, John Lazenby

Alcazaba de Almeria powerful coastal fortress in Spain, about 100 km/62 mi east of Granada. Built by the Moors in the 10th century, it was subsequently strengthened and extended by the Christians and then later by Ferdinand and Isabella ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1C3A1Z10A1B3A1

The value of this 8-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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