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.
Generalife – Heavenly Gardens of the Nasrids
–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
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