Published by Andalus Press
208 pages, full colour.
Paperback ISBN 978-0-9933554-2-4


The Remarkable Story of the Kingdom of Granada

by Michael B. Barry

The Alhambra is in a splendid location, situated on a commanding hill above Granada, with the snow-capped Sierra Nevada as a backdrop. Within its walls is the most magnificent example of a medieval Islamic palace-city in Western Europe. The array of rich ornamentation takes one’s breath away: the patios with flowing water, the stucco inscribed with verse, the decorated tiles and the amazing ceilings of three-dimensional decoration and subtlety.
In this superbly researched book Michael Barry, using detailed maps and photographs, presents a clear guide to the wonders of the Alhambra and the Generalife. Uniquely among guidebooks he gives full context and depth: the spread of Islam in Iberia; the evolution of Granada and the remarkable rise and fall of the Nasrid dynasty. With its collection of stunning original photographs, the book is an invaluable souvenir of a visit to Granada and the Alhambra.
This absorbing book is required reading for all who visit the Alhambra also for those who want to understand how this splendour came about.

Print edition available in bookshops or (who ship worldwide),

Also available as eBook