Discovering the incredible patterns, passageways and corners of these highly luxurious moorish constructions from the Nasrid Dynasty in the Alhambra
A little background on the Nasrid Palaces
Mohammed ben Al-Hamar (Mohammed I) was the first king to move to the Alcazaba, and no records about a new palace being built are kept, until those of Abu l-Walid Ismail (fifth king of the Nasrid dynasty). A palace was built near the Great Mosque (Gran Mezquita), but only one of the Mexuar is now left, because Yusuf I destroyed it completely. He started some improvements in the Comares Tower (Torre de Comares), the Court of the Myrtles (Patio de los Arrayanes) and the Baths (Baños). These improvements were finished by Mohammed V, who added them all to the Mexuar, extended the gallery that would later be called Machuca and constructed the Palace of the Lions (Palacio de los Leones). These two kings were the most important ones, in regards of the construction, reconstruction, and decoration of the Alhambra.
– Source: alhambradegranada.org
The visit to the Nasrid palaces is the only one you had reserve an hour for. There’s so much people coming they had to limit the amount of people per visit. It was hard to take some shots without any people, but I’m happy with the results.
Looking at Ceilings
Every time you looked up at the ceiling, you’d find a stunning pattern full of history and details.
Arches and Doors
One of the most impressive things of their work, is the highly detailed ornaments on every door and arch.
You could see these patterns everywhere. I’m obsessed with them.
As I said, you should consider visiting the Alhambra, it’s worth any effort. Thanks for watching.