Model(s) of the Alhambra

The Alhambra is a large, fortified complex in Granada, in modern-day Spain. From c.1240 to 1492, the Alhambra housed the royal Nasrid dynasty and acted as the main military fortification for the royal city. After the Umayyad rulers conquered the Iberian Peninsula in 716, Islamic-inspired art and architecture, such as that which can be found at the Alhambra, became permanently ingrained in Spanish culture.