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Icon building alhambra
Base Cost Icon main production 710
Era Medieval Era
Provides +2 Icon Amenities Amenities from entertainment
+2 Great General points per turn
+1 Icon Military Policies Military Policy slot
Technology Castles Castles
Wonder Movie
+1 Military policy slot
Provides the same defensive bonuses as the Fort improvement. Must be built on Hills adjacent to an Encampment district.
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The Alhambra is one of the Wonders in Civilization VI.

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  • Removed if game started after the Industrial Era.
  • Provides the same defensive bonuses as a Icon improvement fort Fort
  • Must be built on Hills adjacent to an Icon district encampment Encampment District.
  • The +1 Military Policy Slot is only added at time of construction. Capturing this wonder does not award an additional policy slot. This is both before and after the Fall 2016 Patch and appears to be intentional.

Quote[ | ]

Everything here appears calculated to inspire kind and happy feelings, for everything is delicate and beautiful.
~ Washington Irving

Historical context[ | ]

The Alhambra began as a small fortress, constructed in 889 AD by the Moors of Granada in Andalusia (Spain), then it was rebuilt and expanded by the emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar in the 11th Century and yet again expanded and converted into a royal palace by Sultan Yussuf in 1333. The al-Hambra (literally, "the red one"), so named for its red clay fortress walls, was lavish - at least by European standards of the time - with all the comforts, including indoor plumbing. It integrated the natural beauty of the spot with structures and gardens designed and outfitted by the finest Muslim, Jewish, and even Christian craftsmen and artisans of the region. Among its most striking aspects, many of the interior walls and columns are inscribed in carved flowing Arabic script with poetry and verses from the Quran. The last sultan of the Nasrid dynasty, Muhammed XII, surrendered Granada to the Spanish in 1492 AD, without the Alhambra being attacked by the crusaders - otherwise it would be just another pile and memories of elegance.

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