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These are some of the most beautiful castles in the world: Spain

These are some of the most beautiful castles in the world: Spain

These are some of the most beautiful castles in the world: Spain is our stop today and I bet you will be fascinated and amazed by the myriad majestic construction that lay scattered around the Hispanic land.

Spain is renowned for a large variety of things: amazing Mediterranean food, great welcoming people, awesome coastline, great castles. And what visit to Andalusia could ever be complete without a stop by the Alhambra? Alhambra in Granada is one of the most majestic castles in the world. It was built in the 9th century by the Moors over the ruins of an Ancient Roman fortification. The name comes from Arabic and means “The Red One” because the building kind of shines red in the burning Spanish sun.

The closest airport to Granada is Malaga, so if you were worrying about how to get there, you can get a great safe ride from Malaga airport transfers. Alternately, you can rent a car in Malaga for a fair rate and the best idea is to book online some time prior to your trip.

The castle is testimony to the old interaction between the Spanish European inhabitants and the Arab Moors before the fall of their caliphate and the structure of the building is unaffected by the later influences of Byzantium and early European constructions.

The castle is not fully restored – it was left to decay for a long time before being restored to tourist fame and named among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The decorations of the walls consist of Arabic inscriptions of poems by Ibn Zamrak and countless geometrical and vegetal patterns of a great beauty. The mosaic are, of course, at the core of the artistic charm and the interior is designed in the Nasrid style, the last influential Islamic art type to bloom in the Iberian Peninsula.

This is a place you need to see in this lifetime!