August 29, 2012

Alhambra - Vela Tower

Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city of Granada.
The Vela Tower shown on the card is the tower with the biggest dimensions and the most symbolic tower of the Alhambra. On the top it had a bell used by the Arabs to announce disasters. From its privileged position a large extension of the territory is controlled: all the "Vega" (flatland) of Granada, the hill tops, the districts, etc, and therefore it was a very important tower for the defence and protection of the fortress.

Thanks for this interesting swap Anna!

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