Did you know that the ceiling of the Lindaraja viewpoint is made out of coloured glass?


The ceiling of the Mirador de Lindaraja has a skylight feature made out of coloured glass assembled inside a vaulted wooden structure. It is the only one of its kind in the Alhambra. Its design shows us what the lattice screens covering most of the windows in the Alhambra must have looked like. The Mawlid, an Arabic text from 1362, describes a spectacular glass ceiling in the Mexuar that must have been similar to this one. The Sultan Muhammad V must have liked this kind of ceiling, which he probably installed in his palace, known as Los Alijares, of which little remains today.