The odalisques return to the harem of the Alhambra




A night walk through the Nasrid palaces of The Alhambra, accompanied by Antonio Peral, conservative architect of the monument, with the flowers in all their splendor heady perfumed the site, and even without the arrival of the masses of international tourists, it is enough to understand the fascination felt by the writers and painters of the XIX by this jewel, a World Heritage Site. It is the case of Washington Irving. A plaque at the entrance to one of the rooms recalls that he wrote his famous ‘Tales of the Alhambra’ there. A fascination that bequeathed us an Alhambra as real as it is dreamed, mythified, a perfect golden cage for odalisques and oriental daydreams. Authors like Victor Hugo or Gautier


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