The taqa is one of the most typical decorative and functional features of the Nasrid Palaces. It consists of a normally small niche carved out of a wall, which was used for storing water vessels. The water was either for drinking...
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
Bricks are a fundamental part of the interior architecture of the Alhambra.
Situated on the northern section of the wall next to the Plaza de los Aljibes, the Keep (Torre del Homenaje) is the highest tower in the Alhambra.
The recent restoration of the pavilions in the Court of the Lions has thrown up some curious facts
The Tower of Comares is 45 m high and as well as being the residence of the Sultan
The Nasrid dynasty reached its peak during the reign of Sultan Muhammad V
Stone is used at the Alhambra for both ornamental and functional purposes
The Alhambra always has surprises up its sleeves
The Queen’s Dressing-Room contains a synthesis of the most outstanding pictorial repertoire of the Spanish Renaissance