citadel of the Moorish kings near Granada, Spain, built during the 13th and 14th cent.
Origin of AlhambraSpanish ; from Arabic al ḥamrā', literally , the red (house): feminine form of adjective aḥmar, red
city in SW Calif.: suburb of Los Angeles: pop. 86,000
Origin of Alhambraafter the citadel, popularized through Washington Irving's The Alhambra
A citadel and palace on a hill overlooking Granada, Spain. Built by Moorish kings in the 12th and 13th centuries, the Alhambra is the finest example of Moorish architecture in Spain.