By the end of the thirteenth century, the Muslims in Spain had been reduced to holding only the kingdom of Granada in the far south. The center of this kingdom was the great city of Granada. This photograph shows the Alhambra of Granada city, a beautifully decorated Muslim fortress and palace. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel made it their mission to conquer Granada. After a months-long siege of the city, it finally fell to the armies of Ferdinand and Isabel on January 2, 1492.