Alhambra – Nasrid Palaces: Maxuar East Wall

A section of the wall on the east side of the Maxuar hall

A section of the wall on the east side of the Maxuar hall

A section of the eastern wall of the Maxuar hall
The Maxuar Palace is one of the first palaces to be built in the Alhambra and changed the most because it was rebuilt many times. During the Christian era, An explosion in 1590 destroyed most of the western part. So, there is very little left from the original palace. What you see now is a small portion of the original on the eastern part.

Visitors to the Maxuar Palace can now see part of the restored palace that includes the main hall. Supporting the ceiling of this hall are the four pillars, each of which is surmounted by the corbels at the top. The image shows the wall and the corbels on the eastern part of this hall. As you can see, the beam and wall are ornate with arabesques and Islamic calligraphy.

The beautifully decorated wooden ceiling is from the Christian era and is a great example of Mudejar art, a style of decoration originated in Moorish Spain and is a fusion of Islamic and Christian art. There are many rooms in Nasrid Palaces and Generalife with ceilings decorated with this art.

Related Pages
Alhambra
Palacios Nazaríes – Nasrid Palaces – A Shining Example of Moorish Art and Architecture
Los Jardines del Partal – The Gardens of the Partal
Alcazaba – A Formidable Fortress of the Nasrids
Medina, the Bustling City
Alhambra – Christian-Era Monuments
Alhambra – Outer Monuments
Generalife – Heavenly Gardens of the Nasrids

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