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The Myrtle Patio in the Nasrid Palace

The Myrtle Patio in the Nasrid Palace

The Alhambra, “The Red Fortress,” is a royal residence and fortress built on top of a hill overlooking Granada, Spain, by Granada’s last Nasrid kings in the mid-fourteenth century CE. It is known for its courtyard, lion- and myrtle-fountains, gardens, and irrigation systems.

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