citadel of the Moorish kings near Granada, Spain, built during the 13th and 14th cent.
Origin of AlhambraSpanish from Arabic al ?amr?', literally , the red (house): feminine form of adjective a?mar, red
city in SW Calif.: suburb of Los Angeles
Origin of Alhambraafter the citadel, popularized by W. Irving in The Alhambra (1832), writings from travels in Spain
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.