The walls around Alcázar protect the palace and gardens of Peter of Castile and Charles V. The Muslim citadel with its beautiful gardens, influenced by the Arabs was made a Unesco World Heritage Site; it gives you some idea of what to expect at the Alhambra palace in Grenada. Fountains, water jets, sculptures, and blooming trees add to the extraordinary charm of this enthralling place. The Patio de las Doncellas (court of the maids of honour) was built by the finest craftsmen of Grenada, and is an absolute delight with its exquisite central garden. You can admire the carved wooden domes, beautiful azulejo motifs (Moroccan tiles), sculpted stucco, and tapestries. The interior is a blend of Mudejar, Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance styles.
The detail of the interior of one of the gorgeous buildings that make up this architectural work of art.© S. Borisov / 123RF
A view of Mercury's Pool and the Gothic palace in the background.© Tatiana Popova / 123RF
Artistic detailing displayed on this major architectural work.© Gina Sanders / 123RF
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.© Tatiana Popova / 123RF
The detailing on the walls of the Alcazar, featuring various artistic styles including Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and baroque.© Joser Pizarro / 123RF