The ceiling design in Sala de los Abencerrajes is astonishingly sophisticated for its time. The 16 sides are supported by ... More
Sala de los Abencerrajes
The ceiling design in Sala de los Abencerrajes is astonishingly sophisticated for its time. The 16 sides are supported by stalactite vaulting and many windows in the dome, allow enough light to make the place feel artificially illuminated. The water in the marble fountain reflects the image of the brilliant ceiling above. The Sultan's wives lived on the second floor. This room gets its name from the legend that the penultimate Moorish ruler of Granada, Muley Hacem, had all the rival menfolk of the Abencerraje tribe murdered here. The stains on the fountain are meant to be their blood. It stands opposite the Sala de Dos Hermanas (Two Sisters' Hall) on your tour of the Alhambra .
You'll pass through Patio de los Leones in the heart of the harem section, on your tour of the Alhambra
. The Oriental atmosphere created by the architects, moved the American writer, Washington Irving, to compose lofty, romantic prose ...
Madrid's Italian church celebrates mass in Italian if a large enough group of native speakers requests it. The building has
a perfectly preserved 12th century mudejar tower with lobe and horseshoe arches that was the minaret of a mosque ...
This 16th century hospital still fulfils its original purpose: to cure the sick. It's worth visiting both the beautiful Renaissance
style patios inside, with their trees, frescoes and ceramic tiles. The rest of the building is for the use ...