Nazari Palaces of Alhambra. 

Here are pictures taken during my tour of the Nazari Palaces at Alhambra.   May they whet your appetite to visit this incredible historical site.

Unbelievable intricacies and absolute symmetrical perfection.

Typical Arabic arches everywhere. 

A beautiful stained glass skylight that cast colors onto the walls and floor below.

There’s a story to be told about this courtyard…..

Allah was written often on the walls.  In this room the above pattern was repeated on all walls.

There were little elaborately decorated niches on both sides of the entrance ways to many of the rooms.  These were often used to hold flowers.

Intricate wall decoration.  Again done with symmetrical perfection. 

Most of any exterior decorations were around entry ways.

WOW!!!  Pillars in the Courtyard of the Lions.

An exact replica of the Roman Coleseum build by a Christian king; a descendant of Ferdinand and Isabella. 

On the exterior of the Coleseum palace.  The ring served no purpose, but the lion’s head was a message to enemies. Other rings were in the mouths of eagles; another message to enemies.

Our guide pointing out intricacies in the tiles.  More to come on her insights.

About Gramma Barbie

I am first and foremost young at heart. I am proud to be a mother and grandmother. I have been a nurse since graduating from BCIT in 1974. I am now ready to also be known as a world traveller.
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