“Alhambra Flasher” Returns To Stun Granada Tourists
A naked man known as the Alhambra Flasher has returned to performing his naked stunts in front of stunned tourists in the Alhambra
The incident was filmed at the Alhambra, the UNESCO listed palace complex located in the city of Granada, in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, on 14th October.
The historical site is where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition to the Americas.
The footage was later shared on Twitter by ‘Rumores Albolote’ where it has been viewed 211,000 times.
In the clip, the long-haired man with a beard is seen walking naked in the palace’s Court of the Myrtles (Patio de los Arrayanes) in front of mask-wearing tourists.
The COVID-19 rule-breaker then suddenly skips in the air and launches into a stiff jog around the perimeter while raising his arms in the air.
The nudist has been identified as Olmo Garcia, known locally as ‘the naked man’, and it wasn’t the first time he had stressed security guards with his antics, according to the media source Granada Hoy.
The guards at the Alhambra reportedly did not know how to deal with the unusual situation.
Garcia, well known in the region, also surprised tourists with his naked jog, according to Granada Digital.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site was originally constructed as a small fortress in 889 AD on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada.
It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.
After the conclusion of the Christian Reconquista in 1492, the site became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella, and was where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition to the Americas. The palaces were also partially altered in the Renaissance style.