Spain and the Council of Andalusia are pledged to the international commitment to preserve and protect the Alhambra Historical-Artistic Monuments Complex as a World Heritage.
The importance of the Alhambra and the Generalife of Granada and their influence on the surrounding area has been recognized throughout history.
By Order of the Regency of the Kingdom of 10th February 1870, which was confirmed by Royal Order of 21st July 1872 and extended by Royal Order of 11th June 1896, the Alcázar de la Alhambra in Granada together with its gardens and related buildings was declared a national historical and artistic monument, status which also encompassed the Puerta Elvira city gate.
Later in the 20th Century, by Decree of 27th July 1943 the gardens of the Alhambra and the Generalife were declared Historic Gardens.
More recently in the UNESCO Convention held in Buenos Aires from 29th October to 2nd November 1984, the World Heritage Committee officially inscribed the Alhambra and the Generalife of Granada on its list of World Heritage sites.
This means above all that Spain has acquired an international undertaking to conserve and protect this group of monuments and the area around it with very special care, a duty that falls both on the Spanish Central Government and on the Regional Government of Andalusia, by virtue of said international undertaking.
In 1984 the Alhambra and the Generalife were declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO.