27-02-2018 Events Alhambra
The Alhambra is the most amazing, fascinating and lavish Hispanic-Muslim Palatine City representative of a time of human talent exponent of a golden age. There is no other enclosure that equals it in renown and refinement. Last stubbornly defended Bulwark and so heroicly won. At the top of a hill topped by sturdy towers bathed by the waters of the Darro. Abode of the Nasrid kings, humble facades and Oriental luxury interiors. Alhambra Palaces full of life, desires and refined sensuality.
Through the door of the wine we enter the royal house or Nasrid palaces. The key engraved in the enclave welcomes us to the Palace precinct, which we have reached through the Medina where we will have seen the wall with its towers like the seven floors or the ruins of the houses with small stays of silk weavers , potters or farmers who inhabited the city. Already inside the palaces and once we have crossed the Mexuar we find the patio of the Arrayanes or the pool, with its central pond on which reflects the tower of Comares inside which is the Hall of the Ambassadors.
Of great proportions, of solid construction, the interior surprises by the exquisite work of tiling and arabesques, all protected by a wonderful marquetry ceiling that represents the celestial vault. But we all look forward to the instant to enter the the Lions’ courtyard , an area of intimacy, one of the most beautiful, elegant and beautiful creations of Muslim architecture, a work that delights the senses and encourages thoughts of grandeur and majesty. A combination of arches and columns, a fenced courtyard that mixes up the distance and produces the most sublime perspective. Around it are apartments with roofs that resemble grottos with stalactites, room of the Abencerrajes, of the Kings or of two sisters. And in the center its wonderful fountain decorated with twelve majestic white marble lions, a fountain that constitutes one of the most important examples of Muslim art.
Our visit will also take us to the Generalife Palace, gardens, medieval orchards, hunting ground, paradise where the water and the vegetation become a gift for the senses. Success of great architects of brick, water and vegetation where Washington Irving places Prince Ahmed al Kamel walking. Prince of exquisite sensibility who victim of love will be locked up at the top of the palace of the Generalife by his father until reaching adulthood. The word Generalife has been interpreted as: Garden of joy, House of pleasure or more aptly as the garden of the Alarife. The Palace crossed by the royal ditch with graceful spouts framed by two pavilions with delicate columns and beautiful ornamentation of muqarnas. A kaleidoscope of colors, a profusion of smells that will transport us to the Middle Ages.
A visit in the morning, of approximately three hours, offers you the chance of knowing in detail this wonderful monumental site, a World Heritage Site by Unesco.