"Patio de Arrayanes" Alhambra - Nasrid Palaces Tip by Bwana_Brown

Alhambra - Nasrid Palaces, Granada: 145 reviews and 280 photos

  Looking down the pool of Patio de Arrayanes
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  • Looking down the pool of Patio de Arrayanes - Granada
      Looking down the pool of Patio de Arrayanes
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  • The walls of Palacio Carlos V loom behind - Granada
      The walls of Palacio Carlos V loom behind
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  • View back toward our entrance in bright sunshine - Granada
      View back toward our entrance in bright sunshine
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  • Jet airliner and the December Moon - Granada
      Jet airliner and the December Moon
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Located next door to the Mexuar is the impressive water-filled Patio de Arrayanes, named for the densely-leafed rows of Myrtle hedges that adorn both sides of the pool. In addition to just simply looking beautiful, the pool of water also provided some cooling from the hot sun as well as reflecting the suns rays into some of the darker corners of the surrounding alcoves and windows. Once again those Moorish arches are used for effect. The second photograph shows how closely the buildings are packed in the Alhambra, with the walls and roof-top of Palacio Carlos V actually sticking above the Patio de Arrayanes.

After walking the length of the pool we turned for a view in the opposite direction where the Throne Room is located and from which we had entered the area. However, our early morning visit combined with brilliant sunshine resulted in too much contrast for a decent shot (3rd photo). We managed to recover from that disappointment by looking skyward from the patio (4th photo)!!

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  • Updated Mar 12, 2009
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