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- 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.
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- 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.
"Alcazaba" is a musical album of Alcazaba.
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KEEP 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 ...
Costa 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 ...
Islamic 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, ...
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 ...
Mag - Mih
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 ...
Encyclopaedia 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.
by Colum Hourihane
The Alcazaba (partially destr. 1810–12; restorations under Jean Temboury, 1930s) is the most important extant architectural work from ...
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 ...
Near are Atarazanas, once an arsenal, but now a market ; Alcazaba Castle, ...
Collier'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 ...
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 ...
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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A view of the fortress of Alcazaba, Palacios Nazaries and the Alhambra Cathedral.
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La Alcazaba is Malaga's most important landmark, and overlooks the city from a hilltop inland. It is one of two Moorish fortresses in the city, the other being the Castillo de Gibralfaro, situated above. The Alcazaba is the best-preserved Moorish fortress palace in Spain.
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- Alhambra Alcazaba
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- The Alcazaba of Alhambra
The Alcazaba (from qasbah, the Arabic word for citadel) is the oldest part of the Alhambra complex, which was originally built for military purposes. Arab construction, from the Caliph period, is thought to have begun on the ruins of a Roman fortification. The citadel was extended under the Ziries, and the main construction took place during the Nasrid period (13th-15th centuries). From the Torre de la Vela, a watchtower, there are splendid views of Granada, the surrounding plain, and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Just behind the visible ramparts are remains of baths, a silo, and cisterns.
Here it is seen from Carrera del Darro in Granada.
Sources: Wikipedia, Alhambra.org.
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