….for what you could not defend as a man.”
This was of course directed at Boabdil (Abu-Abdallah) as he looked back for a final time at the Alhambra and his lost kingdom of Granada.
And who proffered these sympathetic words to the defeated leader. Well that would have been his own mother of course, the Sultana Ayelsha.
2010 saw 3,345,311 visitors the Alhambra. Even with the limited entry policy, nearly 10,000 people a day visited what is considered the eight modern wonder of the world.
A video and afew photos of Spain’s most visited site: