The L-shaped entrance leads to the court, with columned arches. The entrance arch, the threshold of which has various restored metal plates, precedes the main room, which is square in shape, with exterior mullioned windows in the small bedrooms.
Along with the Throne Room in the Palace of Comares, the Captive’s Tower is the most decoratively complete site in the Alhambra. In fact, like the former site, the latter was built by Yusuf I, during one of the Nasrid Art periods of splendour.
The layout for towers like this one is similar to that of any dwelling, with its upper floor and terrace that accessed through an L-shaped entrance.
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