A city of southern Spain southeast of Córdoba. Launched because of the Moors inside eighth century, it became the middle of a completely independent kingdom in 1238. The town had been captured by Castilian soldiers in 1492, closing Moorish control in Spain. Populace: 236,000.
a city in southeastern Spain which was the capital of Moorish kingdom until it had been grabbed by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492; site associated with the Alhambra (a palace and fortress built by Moors in the centre Ages) which can be now an important visitor destination