Origin of AlhambraSpanish from Arabic al ?amr?', literally , the red (house): feminine form of adjective a?mar, red
citadel of the Moorish kings near Granada, Spain, built during the 13th and 14th cent.
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.
- A child of the Alhambra, he entered the service of the alcalde as page, and, his.
- Among the theatres are the Davidson, Majestic, Schubert, Bijou, Alhambra and the Pabst German.
- Within the houses the ceilings are often exquisitely carved and painted in Mauresque designs, such as are found in the Alhambra, and the tile-work for which Tetuan is known may be seen on floors, pillars and dados.
- The Mezquita or cathedral of Cordova and the Alhambra at Granada - are its chief monuments.
- The hall of the Abencerrages in the Alhambra takes its name from being the reputed scene of the massacre of the family.