Washington Irving, a North-American diplomat, historian and traveller, arrived in Granada in the spring of 1829. For a time he actually stayed in the Alhambra, which was lived in at the time. He was inspired by its walls, the voices of its inhabitants and Muslim chroniclers to write these tales, half history and half legend, which today are universal……
The printed version of this work, published more than 50 years ago by a small and prestigious publishing house of Granada, is undoubtedly one of the world's best selling books. Nowadays, it takes part of the personal library of a million of travellers who have visited the Alhambra and, as Washington Irving did, have fallen in love with its beauty and enchantment.