The aim of this Project is to repair the environmental damage caused on the Fountain of the Lions.
The "Hidden Alhambra" project forms part of the initiatives developed by the Patronato in order to diversify the cultural offer.
This Project comprises the restoration of leather paintings, stalactite domes and socles, and the covers of the hall vaulting
The aim of the Project is to recover the traditional water flow system of the Court of the Lions
Project aimed to investigate the genetic origin of "Moorish myrtle"
The Preservation and management of the vegetable gardens is undertaken jointly with the University of Cordova.
The aim of this Project is to disseminate the epigraphic texts that exist in the Historical-Artistic Monument
It consists of a research Project that searches for references of the Monument in films
The Fountain of the Lions consists of a central basin supported by 12 white marble lions whose mouths are the water jets of the fountain. A poem by Ibn Zamrak eulogising Muhammad V, the Sultan who commanded the construction of the palace, is engraved on the fountain rim.
The damage to the lions and the fountain basin is due to various causes: extreme weather conditions, poor water quality, human activity, and chemical reactions on the surface of the stone. The combination of these factors has dramatically affected the formal and aesthetic aspects of this exceptional work of art and has required the implementation of restoration action activities by the Council of the Alhambra.
After having carried out scientific analysis and received approval of the restoration procedure techniques to be performed on one of the lions (currently exhibited in the Museum), the fountain was restored in situ while the court was closed to visitors. The marble lions were restored on the premises of the Department of Conservation of the Council of the Alhambra.