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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

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...