The Alhambra is an iconic hilltop palace and fortress complex in Granada, Andalucia, built in the mid-14th century by the ruling Nasrid dynasty. It is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.

During the 19th century artists such as Don Rafael Contreras Y Munos and Rafael Rus hand-carved exact scale models of the doorways at the Alhambra in all their astonishing detail – The Alhambra Plaques.

These mementoes of the palace and its exquisite decoration provided inspiration for European architects and designers, helping to create the enduring fascination with the Moorish style.