The mil­i­tary zone

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The Al­ham­bra was orig­i­nally a fortress built in 889, and de­fence re­mained im­por­tant as it ex­panded over the cen­turies. The Al­caz­aba sec­tion once housed a small red cas­tle but it was for­ti­fied with thick walls and three tow­ers (Hom­e­naje, Vela and Que­brada) by Muham­mad I of Granada who made the Al­ham­bra his res­i­dence. Soldiers would live in homes con­structed within a court­yard and there was a bread-mak­ing oven too.

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