The Patronato de la Alhambra opens the Tower of the Princesses of Qalahurra to the public on March
The Patronato de la Alhambra y el Generalife opens the Tower of the Princesses of Qalahurra to the public on March. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sundays, from 8:30 to 20:00 hours, the tourists who access the monumental complex, will have the opportunity to know this space closed to the public visit due to conservation matters, presenting the general ticket.
The new area of the month is the last building of importance built in the Alhambra around 1393-94, under the sultanate of Muhammad VII (1392-1408). The Tower of the Princesses of Qalahurra has its name from the story of the three princesses Zaida, Zoraida and Zorahida as written by Washington Irving in his “Tales of the Alhambra”.
The Tower of the Princesses of Qalahurra is one of the most significant examples of the surprising contrast between the plain decoration found outside, with a plain wall with two window spaces, and the rich architectural and decoration of the inside, by means of tiles, plaster-works and covers. This new area of the month is an example of the great skills of the Nasrid architecture to get the most use of the interior space.