The Art of Architecture

Qalahurra Nueva of Yusuf I; interior of the Alhambra

Alhambra

Model showing the Qalahurra Nueva of Yusuf I; interior of the Alhambra
Granada, Spain
Built 1346–8, Marble and painted plaster; about 1890; made by Enrique Linares
Victoria and Albert Museum


The palace complex of the Alhambra is the great architectural achievement of the Nasrid dynasty. Its interiors are decorated with richly patterned tiles, painted plaster and carved wood. This room also bears a poem in Arabic describing the beauties of the interior.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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