Alhambra – Nasrid Palaces: Court of the Myrtles and Comares Tower

Court of the Myrtles located inside the Nasrid Palaces in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Court of the Myrtles with the Comares Tower in the background

Patio de los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles) – North corridor view
As you can see from the image, the Patio de los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles) has a court with the beautiful reflecting pool surrounded by well-trimmed myrtle bushes (hence the name Court of the Myrtles).

Situated at the northern and southern ends of the pool are the fountains, and behind the fountains are the corridors, each with seven exquisitely embellished stilted arches. As you can see, the middle arch is higher than the other six.

The image shows a view of the north corridor with the Comares Tower behind it. There is a similar corridor on the south side, but unlike the north corridor, the south has an upper floor gallery with seven arches, just like the floor below. Check the south corridor view. The south corridor is connected to the Palacio Carlos V (Palace of Charles V), a Renaissance building that was intended to be a summer palace for Carlos V (Charles V), Holy Roman Emperor.

Located west of the Court of the Myrtles is the Gilded Room (Cuarto Dorado), and east is the Palace of the Lions. Visitors enter the Court of the Myrtles through the Gilded Room and walk east to enter the Hall of the Mocarabes of the Palace of the Lions.

Related Images
Court of the Myrtles – The south corridor view
Patio of the Gilded room
Gilded Room Wall
Patio de los Leones (Court of the Lions)

Related Pages
Palacios Nazaríes – Nasrid Palaces – A Shining Example of Moorish Art and Architecture
Los Jardines del Partal – The Gardens of the Partal
Alcazaba – A Formidable Fortress of the Nasrids
Medina, the Bustling City
Alhambra – Christian-Era Monuments
Alhambra – Outer Monuments
Generalife – Heavenly Gardens of the Nasrids

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