The observation point of Daraxa
The delicate tilings and the proportion of the nasrid architectonic design compose of one of the most beautiful elements of the Alhambra castles
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As you approach the threshold of the arch, you see some of the most the delightful tiling in the Alhambra, with small tiles forming an attractive design. The traditional niches have been replaced by various blind arches.
The interior walls of the balcony are representative of the decorative proportionality favoured by the Nasrid architects, considered by some authors as possibly being a Nasrid Baroque style.
Beneath a stalactite blind arch is some polychromic plasterwork, mostly inscriptions, framing a window with a double-arch and a mullion which, like the side windows, is situated in a low position from where a person sitting on the floor can admire the countryside.
A false covering, with multicoloured crystals constituting a veritable treasure, crowns the top of the room, in what may well be the stateliest location in the Palace of the Lions.
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