The Hall of the abencerrages
A impressive muqarnas' dome as an eight pointed star form opening over eight horns, its the most spectacular detail of the hall.
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The main room stands up over the level of the Court, which can be seen from the inside through the only opening of the hall, a wide door that conserves the original door, which is decorated with intricate woodwork that has been restored on various occasions.
It has a square ground floor design with a central 12-side marble fountain flanked by two alcoves that are framed by double arches. Most of its plasterwork decoration was restored in the 16th century; the Seville tile covered socle also dates from the 16th century.
Noteworthy is the eight-point stalactite star of the cupola that spreads out into eight trunk-like stalactites.
As is customary in Nasrid architecture, behind the entrance door we find two highly modified corridors that once led to a no longer existing toilet and to the upper floor or projecting loft over the Court.
Notice: Due to the actions of protection of the access door, the Hall of Abencerrajes closed to the public during the day April 6, 2016. Regreted.
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