Searching for La Convivencia

Professor Ahmed and the Journey into Europe team were in Granada, Spain where they visited the beautiful Alhambra Palace, the top tourist destination of Spain today.

Originally built as a fortress in 889 and converted into a royal palace in 1333, the Alhambra was the palace of the Muslim rulers in Granada under the Nasrid Dynasty. The Nasrid Dynasty ruled Granada until 1492 when it was defeated by the Christian monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella. This brought to an end the era of La Convivencia where Jews, Christians, and Muslims were able to co-exist with one another.

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