Access to the room was through three stalactite arches, richly decorated, that also allowed for the illumination and ventilation of the room, as well as providing a nice view of the courtyard.
Its name comes from the dome that the room originally had. The dome must have been profusely decorated, but due to the fragility of the plasterworks, it was badly damaged by the explosion of a powderhouse in the valley below, in 1590. As a result, it was later demolished and partially replaced by the present structure, built in the 17th century, after Philip V visited Granada.
he Hall of the Muqarnas probably included a toilet, access to which was through the front gate entrance to the Palace.
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 abencerrages
A impressive muqarnas' dome as an eight pointed star form opening over eight horns, its the most spectacular detail of the hall.MORE INFORMATION