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Washington slept here

Washington slept here

The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Washington Irving, that is. The history of the Alhambra might have been lost, but Washington Irving stayed here for a number of years in a room that connected the renaissance Charles V palace with the old Nazrid palace. That stay resulted in the book _Tales of the Alhambra_ which helped the site regain popularity and eventually be preserved and somewhat restored. He later served as US Ambassador to Spain.

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