I visited the Alhambra Palace in Grenada, southern Spain last week. An absolutely amazing place, built by the Moors from North Africa when they ruled this part of Spain for almost 800 years. Grenada was the last stronghold of the Moors in southern Spain, they were finally expelled from here in 1492 to complete the reconquest of Spain by the Christian rulers. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.