"el Mexuar" Alhambra - Nasrid Palaces Tip by MM212

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Also referred to as la Sala del Consejo de Visires, el Mexuar is the point of entry into the royal (Nasrid) palaces in Alhambra and the least impressive, architecturally, of all of the palace wings. During Nasrid rule, el Mexuar was the hall in which the ruler met with his advisors (viziers), but later during Catholic rule, it became a chapel and underwent some restoration. Attached to el Mexuar is a small Moslem prayer niche, which is probably why el Mexuar eventually became a chapel. The prayer niche is more beautiful architecturally than el Mexuar itself. El Mexuar leads into el Cuarto Dorado and its namesake patio, the point of entry into the great Nasrid palaces.

Address: Calle Real s/n
Directions: advanced booking is advised to prevent crowdings
Phone: + 34 958 227 525
Website: http://www.alhambra-patronato.es

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  • Updated Oct 26, 2006
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