Alhambra: Torre de los Abencerrajes (Abencerrajes’ Tower)

Ruins of the Abencerrajes' Tower in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Ruins of the Abencerrajes’ Tower

Ruins of the Abencerrajes Tower
The image shows the ruins of the Abencerrajes’ Tower in the archaeological site of the Abencerrajes Palace, located on the upper area of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

Napoleon occupied the Alhambra from 1808 to 1812 and, upon his defeat, ordered his retreating troops to blow up the palace, including the Abencerrajes’ Tower. The ruins you see now are what remained after this destruction.

The tower is on the thick defensive wall that surrounds the Alhambra. As you can see from the image, there are steps to the adarve (the path on the flat top of the wall), which connects it to other towers on the wall.

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