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The ajimeces gallery

It got its name from the ajimeces, wooden balconies with latticework that are found in this room.

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The name of gallery recalls the locks, fixed to the large side supports that the window pairs originally had.

The ajimeces arched windows were originally balconies intricately decorated with wooden latticework, which was a common Nasrid architectural practice, though not much remains of it today. Examples can be found in convents and varieties of the practice can be seen in traditional Andalusian architecture.

You enter the gallery through a large archway opening in the wall, with engravings. The intrados has small niches, commonly found in Nasrid times. The upper part of the gallery wall is decorated with polychromatic stucco, while the lower part is bare, leading one to suppose that a tapestry was displayed there at one time.