Alhambra – Nasrid Palaces: Cuarto Dorado (Gilded Room) Wall and Ceiling

Cuarto Dorado (Gilded Room) in the Comares Palace at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Cuarto Dorado (Gilded Room) Wall and Ceiling

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.

Mudéjar art flourished in the Christian areas too. Built by Christian King Don Pedro of Castile, the Pedro I Palace in Real Alcazar Seville is a masterpiece of Mudéjar art and arcitecture. To build this magnificent palace, he invited artisans from Granada. Check Pedro I Palace for more info.

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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