Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... [read more]
Date: April 9th 2012
Part fortress, part palace, part water garden, the Alhambra is a pinnacle of Moorish art that encapsulates Andalusian history and is one of the great architectural sights of Europe. The peach-coloured brick walls snake round al-Sabika hill above the city of Granada, an irresistible lure that has fascinated architects, writers, mathematicians and artists for centuries.