The history of Al Hamra Palace and Its Connection with Islam in Spain

In a non-Muslim majority country there has been found a magnificent old building that is still sturdy.

This building has a strong connection with Islam as the history of the Taj Mahal and the history of Petra Jordan.

The dominant paint is red, the architecture comes from past buildings.

People call it the Al Hamra palace.

A building in the form of a palace that was a silent witness to the greatness of the past of Islam in a country famous for being difficult to conquer, Andalusia in Spain.

Just like the history of Machu Picchu whose location was found among a series of Andes mountains.

Al Hamra Palace is located in Granada, a plateau at the edge of the Nevada Siera mountain.

Even though it is in the mountains, this does not mean that the palace is always covered in snow all year round.

The territory of the Al Hamra palace was fortunate because it received a supply of water from the melting snow of Nevada’s Siera which melted.

Early Development


The Caliph Nasrid carried out his initial development in 1250 AD.

As with the history of the Colosseum, the history of the Taj Mahal, and several large world-scale buildings, the construction of the Al Hamra Palace was not immediately completed in one period of leadership.

There is a long journey involving emotions between religions and nations that give color to the fortress of the Al Hamra palace.

It takes approximately 2.5 centuries to complete this building.

This is the cornerstone of the Islamic glory in Andalusia. Afterwards, Ferdinand and Isabella of Castille and their soldiers succeeded in seizing power in 1492 AD.

After the death of Islamic rule on Spanish soil, the people and local government did not necessarily destroy the Al Hamra palace as a form of hatred.

Instead they gave a number of additional buildings in the form of Islam after leaving the Spanish earth. Until now, this former fortress palace continues to develop into a tourist attraction that invites income to the local government.

Additional Development



Regretted from the additional development is the laying which impressed carelessly.

These facilities seemed to blend with the site complex.

So that it covers the Al Hamra site itself which should be displayed as openly as possible so that it becomes the main point.

The mistake is also in the map of the direction and whereabouts of the guide which seems to be a necessity for tourists if they want to visit the Al Hamra site and not get lost.

One of the new buildings built to complement the site is the palace entrance.

There is not only a fence, but also a ticket, magazine, souvenir and booklet sales site for the history of the Al Hamra palace.

They should be placed a little more advanced or in the ranks of public facilities so as not to disturb the comfort of visitors who want to capture photos or moments from the front of the palace.



There is a mystery that is still stored in Al Hamra. The main magnet lies precisely in this unsolved mystery.

Historians, archaeologists and tourists have come to Al Hamra to solve the mystery of the calligraphy on its walls.

There are no catalogs, inscriptions or books that support their opinions. So that until now people can only speculate without being able to bring authentic evidence.

Not only in the form of two sentences as previously explained.

There are still other calligraphy scattered along the roof and buildings of Al Hamra.

The statement that acknowledges that the conqueror is only Allah SWT is indeed written hundreds of times on the wall.

This jargon was used by the Nasrid Dynasty government since 1238 AD until 1492 AD.

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