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Architecture of the Alhambra

Architecture of the Alhambra

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will analyze the architecture of the Alhambra in Spain.
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Notes on "Architecture of the Alhambra"

Terms to Know


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


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

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 of Alhambra, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alhambra_hill_over_Granada_Spain.jpg;  Image of Court of Lions, Alhambra, Spain, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:80525560_0eb2c1d54a_o.jpg; Image of Mirador of Lindaraja, Alhambra, Spain, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ventanas_con_arabescos_en_la_Alhambra.JPG; Image of Muqarnas Vault, Alhambra, Spain, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ceiling_in_Alhambra.JPG