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Generalife: A Pavilion in the Patio de la Acequia (Court of the Irrigation Canal)


A pavilion in the Patio de la Acequia
The image shows part of the pavilion surrounding the Patio de la Acequia (Court of the Irrigation Canal), which belonged to the summer palace of the Nasrids situated in the Generalife, Granada, Spain.

The Court of the Irrigation Canal got its name because of the irrigation canal that runs through its center. Built in the Nasrid period, it provided water for the exotic plants with colorful flowers and a pleasant fragrance planted in the court.

As you can see from the image, this highly ornate pavilion has large windows with pointed arches surrounded by arabesques and Islamic calligraphy decorated on the plaster. The windows provide a panoramic view of the Lower Gardens of the Generalife and the majestic buildings of the Alhambra.

Related Pages
Patio de la Acequia – Court of the Irrigation Canal
A pavilion at the Patio de la Acequia
A ceiling of a pavilion of the Patio de la Acequia

Related Pages
Generalife – Heavenly Gardens of the Nasrids
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

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