Hall of the Abencerrajes – Wall with two arches
Located north of the Court of the Lions, the Hall of the Abencerrajes is ornate with beautiful geometric designs on its walls and ceiling. The image shows a sidewall with two beautifully decorated arches on the doorway leading to a corridor.
The Hall of the Abencerrajes got its name from the legend of the Abencerrajes, a warrior clan from North Africa. According to this legend, 30 of them were assassinated in this room by the orders of the Sultan of Granada, who suspected a member of the clan was having an affair with one of the ladies of the royal family. However, there is no historical or archaeological evidence to support the occurrence of this event.
Abencerrajes Related Images
–Abencerrajes Palace – Archaeological Site
–Foundations of the rooms in the Abencerrajes Palace
–Torre de los Abencerrajes – Abencerrajes Tower
–Patio de la Sultana – Sultana’s Court
–Plaque describing the Abencerrajes Legend in the Patio de la Sultana
–Cypress Tree of the Abencerrajes Legend Fame in the Patio de la Sultana
–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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