Cuarto Dorado (Gilded Room) Wall and Ceiling
Located next to the Maxuar, the Gilded Room belongs to the Comares Palace, one of the three palaces of Palacios Nazaríes (Nasrid Palaces).
As you can see from the image, the walls are ornate with arabesques and Islamic calligraphy. The wooden ceiling is recessed and engraved with beautiful gold-colored patterns, to which the room owes its name.
The Gilded Room ceiling is an excellent example of Mudéjar art, a style of decoration originated in Moorish Spain and is a blend of Islamic and Christian art created mainly by Christian artisans. There are many rooms in Nasrid Palaces and Generalife with ceilings decorated with Mudéjar art.
— 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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