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Did you know that the golden age of the Alhambra was during the reign of Muhammad V?

23/02/2016

The Nasrid dynasty reached its peak during the reign of Sultan Muhammad V

Did you know that stone was a symbol of power?

25/01/2016

Stone is used at the Alhambra for both ornamental and functional purposes

Did you know that The Queen’s Dressing-room in the Alhambra contains a synthesis of the pictorial repertoire of the renaissance?

25/11/2015

The Queen’s Dressing-Room contains a synthesis of the most outstanding pictorial repertoire of the Spanish Renaissance

 

Did you know that there is a large water deposit in the Alhambra which was built by the 2nd count of tendilla?

26/10/2015

One of the most important structural changes and one of the first building works carried out in the Alhambra after the Christian conquest was the construction of a large water deposit in the river bed between the Alcazaba and the...

Did you know that wood is an essential feature of the architecture of the Alhambra?

06/09/2015

Wood is an essential feature of the architecture of the Alhambra. It is used to hold up the ceilings with ceiling frames in parhilera or par y nudillo formation, and is part of intersecting systems that support floors in which...

Did you know that the Christian Kings displayed their style and symbols in the areas they inhabited in the Alhambra?

03/07/2015

When the Christian Kings took over the Alhambra, they decided to conserve the palaces, decoration and symbols left behind by their predecessors, the Nasrid dynasty, but they also wanted to leave their mark on the areas they used....

Did you know that the vegetable gardens in the Generalife are worked using traditional techniques?

27/04/2015

There have been vegetable gardens in the Generalife ever since the 14th century. These gardens have been maintained without interruption since that time using technical traditional techniques passed on from one generation to the...

Did you know that the key and the hand on the gate of Justice are a metaphor for power?

08/04/2015

In addition to their practical purpose in the defence of the Alhambra and as entrances to its walled area, the monument’s various gates have a symbolic value as displayed in various decorative elements with profound symbolism in...

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

02/03/2015

 

The ceiling of the Lindaraja balcony is the only surviving ceiling of this kind in the Alhambra. Designed as a source of light from above, it was made out of coloured glass assembled on a wooden vaulted structure....