Alhambra – Nasrid Palaces: Court of the Myrtles – A view from the south corridor

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

The Court of the Myrtles – A view from the south corridor

Patio de los Arrayanes – A view from the south corridor
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 south corridor has a gallery on the upper floor with seven arched windows, just like the floor below. Behind this structure is 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.

Check the north corridor view. The north corridor does not have an upper floor and is connected to the Comares Tower, part of which is visible behind the corridor.

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 and Comares Tower – The north corridor view
Patio of the Gilded room
Gilded room Wall
Patio de los Leones (Court of the Lions)

Related Pages
Alhambra – Discover the magic of the Alhambra
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 of the Nasrids
Alhambra – Christian-Era Monuments
Alhambra – Outer Monuments
Heavenly Gardens of the Nasrids
Real Alcázar of Seville:
Pedro I Palace – A masterpiece of Mudéjar art and architecture

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