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Did you know that there are a dozen dungeons in the Alhambra?

28/03/2017

There are loads of dungeons (at least twelve) in the Alhambra.  Several of these were discovered in the Alcazaba, two of which are situated under its main towers (Torre del Homenaje and Torre de la Vela).  A third can...

¿Sabías que los Taqas son unos de los elementos decorativos más característicos de los Palacios Nazaríes?

26/09/2016

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...

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

28/07/2016

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

Did you know that bricks are a fundamental part of the interior architecture of the Alhambra?

30/06/2016

Bricks are a fundamental part of the interior architecture of the Alhambra.

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE KEEP IS THE HIGHEST TOWER IN THE ALHAMBRA?

26/05/2016

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.

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE PAVILION IN THE COURT OF THE LIONS IS MADE UP OF 669 PIECES OF WOOD?

28/04/2016

The recent restoration of the pavilions in the Court of the Lions has thrown up some curious facts

Did you know that the Tower of Comares is the highest tower in the?? Alhambra?

28/03/2016

The Tower of Comares is 45 m high and as well as being the residence of the Sultan

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