Did you know that the Palace City is built on top of the Alhambra conglomerate?


Did you know that the Alhambra was built on land that was perfectly suited for its firm foundations? It is built on terrain made up of a conglomerate of reddish tones, which includes pebbles of different sizes and which is one of the oldest and most compact geological formations, thanks to which despite the passage of time and the many trials and tribulations they have witnessed the group of monuments has behaved so well in structural terms.

According to the Official Alhambra Guidebook, this geological formation, which is also to be found in other high parts of the city and its surrounding areas, is known by geologists as the ‘Alhambra formation’ as a tribute to the monument.