Images of Alhambra: Photo by Eduardo Libby

First: Inside the Alhambra

Everyone has heard about the intricate, symmetrical and graceful decorations of the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain so I want to share my photos of this amazing place.

A tourist visit to the Alhambra is necessarily short: It is one of the most visited places in the world and tour guides keep you moving along… Anyway, well in advance we were able to book a tour in the afternoon and were rewarded with gorgeous weather when we arrived in the Spring.

There are plenty of historic details in the official links to the Alhambra and I urge you to see these websites to get information. Click here to visit!

Photo of the Alhambra entrance and Charles V Palace. Images of Alhambra: Photo by Eduardo Libby
Leaving behind the adjacent palace made by Charles V to enjoy himself the wonders of the Alhambra we enter the beautiful inner world once reserved to Yusuf I and Mohammed V.

This first post will have the views inside the palace and my next one the pictures of it’s not less famous gardens. I hope you will agree it is a place worthy of anyone’s bucket list!

Images of Alhambra: Photo by Eduardo Libby
The first views of the palace: old brick floors but colorful, decorated walls…

 

Images of Alhambra: Photo by Eduardo Libby
Arches and decorated walls in the Patio of the Gilded Room.

 

Images of Alhambra: The mirror-like pond of the Court of the Myrtles (Patio de los Arrayanes). Photo by Eduardo Libby
The mirror-like pond of the Court of the Myrtles (Patio de los Arrayanes). This large Patio has received different names: Now is named after the myrtle bushes that surround the central pond.

 

Images of Alhambra: Ceiling decorations of the Alhambra. Photo by Eduardo Libby
The ceiling decorations are reminiscent of caves… or perhaps they represent floating palaces?

 

Images of Alhambra: The view of Granada’s historic quarter, the Albaicín from the chambers that look towards the northeast. Photo by Eduardo Libby
The view of Granada’s historic neighborhood, the Albaicín from the chambers that look towards the northeast.

 

Images of Alhambra: Sun entering through two windows illuminates the writings in the Alhambra. Photo by Eduardo Libby
The walls of the Alhambra have writings like the sentence “Only God is victor” but also contain full poems in calligraphic decorations. They blend with the patterns covering the walls.
Images of Alhambra: The fountain in the Patio of the Lions. Photo by Eduardo Libby
The fountain in the Patio of the Lions is encircled by twelve magnificent sculptures of lions and was the place the Sultan’s wives would see as they walked out of their chambers into the courtyard.

 

Images of Alhambra: Multicoloured beams from a magnificent stained glass roof would next to the Hall of the Ambassadors.Photo by Eduardo Libby
Multicoloured beams from a magnificent stained glass roof would make sure the Sultan had an imposing presence next to the Hall of the Ambassadors.

Stay tuned for my upcoming post about the gardens of La Alhambra!

 

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5 thoughts on “First: Inside the Alhambra”

  1. Let me tell you, Eduardo, when I finally get to Spain and specifically Andalucia, Granada, Cordova, and yes La Alhambra, I know it’s going to break me emotionally. Thank you for sharing these pictures of some of the world’s most beautiful architecture. I have always had a great love for this history and culture. Excellent work!

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