World Heritage Urban Centres – Granada
Spain – If there is a city full of charm, known throughout the world for its streets, monuments, its gastronomy, its mountains and its people, that city is Granada.
The Alhambra, the Generalife and the Albaicín neighborhood make up the World Heritage Sites in Granada. In 1984 the Alhambra and the Generalife were included; ten years later, a technical team from UNESCO visited the Albaicin neighborhood and decided to include it in this exclusive list.
It is Granada land of great poets, artists of all branches of art, who find in this Andalusian city a great inspiration.
Granada is a university campus, where thousands of young people come every year to fill their classrooms, proud to be formed in this city that so kindly welcomes you.
Granada is also a land of snow and mountains, of winter sports in Sierra Nevada, natural wall that protects it.
It is Granada land of cultures, Arab, Jewish and Christian that left a mark on it.
The Alhambra rises over the whole of Granada, separated from the Albaicin and the Generalife by the Cuesta del Rey Chico.
The whole of the Alhambra and the Generalife represent the best example of Nasrid architecture; and the Albaicín neighborhood, a mixture of Islamic and Andalusian architecture.
The Albaicín and the Alhambra complement each other as they serve as a landscape for each other. The Alhambra is painted from the Albaicín and the Albaicín from the Alhambra.
Both urban sets were headquarters of kingdoms or Muslim rulers, surrounded by great walls that protected the palaces and mosques of the enemy invasions.
The block sheet that Correos emits continuing the series Urban Packages World Heritage, contains two stamps in printed with calcográfica technique. Sendos stamps are details of an image of the Alhambra with Sierra Nevada in the background, taken from the Albaicín.
One of the stamps includes the Tower of Comares, the other, part of the Nasrid Palaces.
- Stamp size: 40.9 x 57.6 mm, Sheet size: 220 x 170 mm
- 3.15 €