a palace and citadel of the Moorish kings in Granada, Spain: built chiefly between 1248 and 1354.
a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
Historical Examples

Object of greatest interest, ruins of the Alhambra, at Granada.
Alden’s Handy Atlas of the World John B. Alden

Go not to the Alhambra: the fort is impenetrable—the guard faithful.
Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Mr. T. Martin had built the first hotel which he named the Alhambra.
Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

After all, his visit to the Alhambra had brought some good to him.
The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim

These buildings reproduce all types of the Hispano-Moorish architecture, with many suggestions from the Alhambra.
America, Volume II (of 6) Joel Cook

Alhambra, the palatial fortress of Granada (from al hamra—the red).
Architecture Thomas Roger Smith

He had come to the club with Mostyn, after a dozen turns at the Alhambra, followed by a prolonged theater supper.
In Friendship’s Guise Wm. Murray Graydon

He was curiously reminded of the conjuring performance at the Alhambra.
A Great Man Arnold Bennett

Then we went to the Alhambra, which looks like an enchanted palace.
Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 2 Nathaniel Hawthorne

Then he wrote a book, Tales of the Alhambra, which we can still read and enjoy.
Getting to know Spain Dee Day

a citadel and palace in Granada, Spain, built for the Moorish kings during the 13th and 14th centuries: noted for its rich ornamentation

palace of the Moorish kings in Granada, Spanish, from Arabic (al kal’at) al hamra “the red (castle),” from fem. of ahmuru “red.” So called for the sun-dried bricks of which its outer walls were built.


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