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.
It was the residential area of the royal guard in charge of the security of the palatial cityMORE INFORMATION
The baths being essential Moorish urban elements, it is easy to understand why each palace in the Alhambra has its own baths.MORE INFORMATION
Tower of the candle
The Candle's Tower, named Major tower in nasrid times and Sun's gate during the s.XVI as it reflects the sun in the front wall at midday, working as a sun clock for the city.MORE INFORMATION
The chamber of the ambassadors
This throne room is the largest lounge of the compound, encircled by nine small bedchambers, reserved one of them for the sultanMORE INFORMATION
The hall of the kings
Five bedchambers round a large room, scenery of receptions and festive representations, their painted domes are the most characteristic element.MORE INFORMATION
The hall of the muqarnas
One of the halls of the Court of the Lions, must have served as a hall for its proximity to the entrance of the palace.MORE INFORMATION