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The Alhambra: Alcazaba

The 13th Century Alcazaba is one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra Palace complex. Defence and security were far more important considerations than luxury and comfort during the often brutal and warlike Middle Ages in Europe, hence the reason why the Alcazaba was built primarily as a military fortification. It is a particularly impressive example though, with its huge towers and domineering strategic position, which is saying something considering the number of superb examples of medieval castle building we have here in the UK.

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

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