Alhambra – Nasrid Palaces: Sala de los Abencerrajes (Hall of the Abencerrajes) – A sidewall with two arches

A sidewall with two arches of the Hall of the Abencerrajes located inside the Nasrid Palaces in Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Hall of the Abencerrajes – A sidewall with two beautifully decorated arches

Hall of the Abencerrajes – Wall with two arches
Located north of the Court of the Lions, the Hall of the Abencerrajes is ornate with beautiful geometric designs on its walls and ceiling. The image shows a sidewall with two beautifully decorated arches on the doorway leading to a corridor.

The Hall of the Abencerrajes got its name from the legend of the Abencerrajes, a warrior clan from North Africa. According to this legend, 30 of them were assassinated in this room by the orders of the Sultan of Granada, who suspected a member of the clan was having an affair with one of the ladies of the royal family. However, there is no historical or archaeological evidence to support the occurrence of this event.

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