Did you know that the water deposits in the Alhambra were key parts of the water system?


The water deposits (albercas) in the Alhambra are genuine examples of the different uses and functions that a particular structure can have in Islamic culture. They play an essential role in the city’s water system, which operates on the basis of a network of interconnected tanks, distributed strategically throughout the Alhambra enclosure, making the most of the different gradients and slopes of the terrain, which help to graduate the pressure of the water and distribute it to all the different parts. This shows that the Nasrid engineers had an excellent knowledge of the terrain and were experts in water engineering.