Washington Irving was an American writer who arrived in Granada when it was possible to live in Alhambra. His statue stands by the walkway on the way to Alhambra from Granada’s historical centre. It declares him to be a son of Alhambra.
He had traveled the world writing about the different places he visited. In Alhambra he found a home and there he wrote Cuentos de la Alhambra (Tales of Alhambra).