Camino de Ronda of the Alcazaba
Opening time: from 8.30am to 8.00pm. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Access: with the General Admission ticket to the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra.
Capacity: 30 people.
Period: Although there are records of the Al Qal´a al-Hamra (the Purple Castle) from the 11th century, the Alcazaba that we know today was built by Muhammad I, founder of the Nasrid dynasty in the 13th century.
Along the Camino de Ronda we can mention the Gate of Arms (Puerta de las Armas), built by the end of the 13th century. The Alhambra stands on the Sabikah Hill. This position provides physical and symbolic control of the area, offering a good control and defence of the territory. Its location makes the place be independent and well-defended, in particular from the strategic point of the Alcazaba, the oldest zone of the Monumental Complex. The Camino de Ronda that runs around the ramparts, had not only a military function but also separated the city functions as it was the road that led to the inside of the Alhambra.