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Notes on the Geography of Spain: Granada: Photo 1

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The Alhambra lies atop a narrow ridge and consists of three parts: a small town that catered to royal needs and which is now obliterated; the royal palaces, partially extant; and a fortress or Alcazaba at the tip of the ridge.  Here we look over the fortress toward the tower at the end of the ridge.  It was here that Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 raised their flag and marked the end of Muslim power in Spain.

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