Alhambra: Eastern part of the Alcazaba

The eastern part of the Alcazaba located at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Eastern part of the Alcazaba

Eastern part of the Alcazaba
This view shows the eastern part of the Alcazaba, as seen from the Torre del Vela on the west side. The two towers on the eastern wall are, Torre Quebrada in the middle and Torre del Homenaje to its left. The small semi-circular structure next to Torre del Homenaje is Torre del Cubo.

The area in front of the eastern wall is called Plaza de las Armas. The ruins consisting of the foundation stones that you see in the image belonged to the Barrio Castrense, a Nasrid-era residential area of the Alcazaba consisting of houses for the soldiers and their commanders stationed there.

Behind the Alcazaba is the Palace of Charles V, and to its right is the Church of Santa Maria of the Alhambra. Just below the hill on the far end are the buildings that are part of the Generalife.

Related Pages
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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