Alhambra, the last and greatest Moorish palace as well as one of the most magnificent architectural sights in Europe. Nowhere else can the Moorish civilization be seen in such splendor, powerful in structure yet sensual in every details. The Alhambra consists of four parts: Charles V’s Palace, Palacios Nazaries, the Alcazaba and Generalife. Charles V’s Palace was built after Granada defeated the Muslim population, this is Spain’s most impressive Renaissance building. You will see minimum pictures of humans or animals in Islamic art in the Royal family since these images are forbidden by God. You will see mostly floral and geometric patterns and of course the elaborate lettering of the Arabic inscriptions. The jewel of the Alhambra is the Moorish Royal Palace which was built mostly in the 14th century, you get to walk through 3 sections, royal offices, ceremonial rooms and private quarters. You will see the most refined and elegant Moorish civilization here with all rooms decorated from top to bottom of the finest work. As you tour this grand palace, you can feel how the Moorish glory blossomed to full-scale, ornate, stucco, gardens, views and water everywhere, as it is the most precious in most of the Islamic world, the symbol of life to the Moors. You can see water transformed into all forms in the Alhambra. This is courtyard of the Lions which features a fountain with 12 Lions, it was a gift from a Jewish leader to the Sultan. It was said that during the Moorish times, the fountain functioned as a clock with different lion spouting water each hour. The Alcazaba, the original Red Castle is the oldest part of the complex and offers a spectacular view of the city. Moorish poets described The Alhambra as “a pearl set in emeralds,” in allusion to the colour of its buildings and the woods around them, now even after so many months since I visit, I am still mesmerized by all the intricate and sensual details of this magnificent structure.