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Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will analyze the architecture of the Alhambra in Spain.
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Notes on "The Alhambra"

Key Terms


Islamic or Persian architecture, a type of corbel decorative projecting element.


Spanish, an architectural term, a balcony built on an upper floor to assist with an open view.

Ibn Zamrak

Famous poet and statesman for Granada, Al-Andalus; his narratives of his writings decorate fountains, i.e. the Fountain of the Lions and palaces.

Image Credits

Alhambra, exterior view, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alhambra_Granada_desde_Albaicin.jpg, Alhambra, Court of the Lions, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alhambra_-_Patio_de_Leones_-_Status_2012.jpg, Abencerrajes, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Abencerrajes.jpg, Alhambra, Court of the Myrtles, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Patio_Arrayanes.jpg