Patio los Leones – Alhambra, Spain

The Alhambra is a palace complex, and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture and the most majestic medieval acropolis of the Mediterranean world.

It is with the Great Mosque of Cordoba’s most prestigious indicator of the Muslim presence in Spain of the eighth to the fifteenth century. Their characters are also opposites: the grand simplicity of representative monument of the first Islamic religious architecture, opposes the exuberance of the last Moorish manner: it finds expression in the palaces of past rulers Nazari, then decadent, and will soon disappear in the last onslaught of the Reconquista.

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