Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationProvince of Granada, Autonomous Community of Andalusia
CoordinatesN37 10 36.012 W3 35 39.984
Inscription Date1984
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsImpacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
All ThreatsLegal framework
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsHousing
Unesco Reference Number314
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionRising above the modern lower town, the Alhambra and the Albaycín, situated on two adjacent hills, form the medieval part of Granada. To the east of the Alhambra fortress and residence are the magnificent gardens of the Generalife, the former rural residence of the emirs who ruled this part of Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. The residential district of the Albaycín is a rich repository of Moorish vernacular architecture, into which the traditional Andalusian architecture blends harmoniously.
StatusWorld Heritage Site