"Sala de Dos Hermanas" Alhambra - Nasrid Palaces Tip by Bwana_Brown

Alhambra - Nasrid Palaces, Granada: 146 reviews and 281 photos

  A ceiling view as we entered the room
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  • A ceiling view as we entered the room - Granada
      A ceiling view as we entered the room
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  • A better view of the cupola itself - Granada
      A better view of the cupola itself
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  • Detail of the illuminating windows above - Granada
      Detail of the illuminating windows above
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Sala de Dos Hermanas is one of the rooms that opens onto the Patio de los Leones and is reputed to be the "ultimate example of Spanish Islamic architecture" because of its intricately carved ceiling. We took a look ourselves at the delicate work involved in finishing the eight-sided dome, with its small windows allowing in just enough light to show off this work of art.

The honeycomb effect of the roof-top stonework detail was amazing as the Moorish artists must have gone all-out on this one! Many of the rooms (including this one) or patios we had passed through served as places where the Sultan's harem could have some freedom to relax away from prying eyes, as was the custom.

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 Mar 5, 2009
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