- 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.
Origin of Alhambra
Examples from the Web for alhambra
Historical Examples of alhambra
There is a wonderful building there called the Alhambra; it overlooks my house.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
Go not to the Alhambra: the fort is impenetrable—the guard faithful.
The unfortunate Boabdil plunged once more amidst the recesses of the Alhambra.
After all, his visit to the Alhambra had brought some good to him.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
Alhambra, the palatial fortress of Granada (from al hamra—the red).Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
- a citadel and palace in Granada, Spain, built for the Moorish kings during the 13th and 14th centuries: noted for its rich ornamentation
Word Origin and History for alhambra
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.