Generalife: A ceiling in the pavilion of Patio de la Acequia

A ceiling in the west side pavilion of Patio de la Acequia in the Generalife, Granada, Spain

A ceiling in the west side pavilion of Patio de la Acequia

A ceiling in the pavilion on the west side of Patio de la Acequia
The image shows the sunken wooden ceiling of a pavilion on the west side of the Patio de la Acequia (Court of the Irrigation Canal), which belongs to the summer palace of the Nasrids situated in the Generalife, Granada, Spain. The Court of the Irrigation Canal got its name because of the irrigation canal that runs through its center. Built in the Nasrid period, it provided water for the exotic plants with colorful flowers and a pleasant fragrance planted in the court.

The wooden ceiling is an example of Mudéjar 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 Mudéjar art.

The wall below the ceiling is ornate with arabesques and Islamic calligraphy.

Related Pages
Patio de la Acequia – Court of the Irrigation Canal
Patio de la Acequia – A view from the south pavilion
A pavilion at the Patio de la Acequia

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Generalife – Heavenly Gardens of the Nasrids
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Los Jardines del Partal – The Gardens of the Partal
Alcazaba – A Formidable Fortress of the Nasrids
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Alhambra – Christian-Era Monuments
Alhambra – Outer Monuments

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