Court of the Lions
Commissioned by the Sultan Mohammed V of Granada and built in the second part of the 14th century, the Court of the Lions, which is part of the Palace of the Lions, is a masterpiece of Moorish architecture in Spain. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
As you can see from the image, the Court of the Lions is a rectangular court surrounded by arched corridors, behind which are the four famous halls of the Nasrid Palaces. Check the Map of the Palace of the Lions. Located west of the court is the Hall of the Mocarabes, north is the Hall of the Abencerrajes, east is Hall of the Kings, and south is the Hall of the Two Sisters.
At the center is a fountain built with sculptures of 12 lions and a dodecagon-shaped (12-sided polygon) basin is resting above them. The Court of the Lions got its name because of these 12 lions.
— 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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