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Palacio de los Leones
Palacio de los Leones

Palacio de los Leones

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Calle de Real de Alhambra, Granada, AN 18009 Spain
+34 958 02 79 71
http://www.alhambra-patronato.es/?id=164
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The Palatio de los Leones, or Palace of the Lions, is located in the heart of the Alhambra, in Granada, Spain. It was built in the second half of the 14th century under the Nasrid sultan, Mohammed V. ... Read more
Some say that it housed his substantial harem. The highlight of the intricate and awe inspiring architecture of the palace is the Patio de los Leones, or Court of the Lions. The open air patio features a huge fountain comprised of 12 marble lions and is surrounded by an immense courtyard bordered by white marble columns.

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Tallahassee, Florida

The third and most elaborate of the Sultan castles in Alhambra, built in the 13th century by Muhammad V of the ruling Islamic kingdom. The architecture of this deviates from the others in Alhambra significantly and the Arabic poems on the arches is as intricate and beautiful. Named for the fountain, the twelve lions were actually a clock, each hour on the hour the water would divert to the next lion's mouth. Beautiful, but crowded.

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Bedford, New Hampshire, USA

The Palacio is named for the lions that support the impressive fountain in the center of the courtyard. This is easily one of the most beautiful places in the Alhambra, especially when the light stone catches the sun and the entire courtyard seems to glow.

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Bedford

Located within the Palacios Nazaries, the Palacio de los Leones is one of the most famous and beautiful areas in the Alhambra.

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Brisbane, Australia

One of the main attractions of the Alhambra. The lion fountains that give the palace its name are lovely, but what steals the show are the beautiful and intricate arches that surround the courtyard.

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League City

Must see this iconic patio! Hopefully they will be done with the restoration of the lions!

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Santander, Spain
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Everything about this palace is amazing. Take the entire day to wander around the grounds, but buy your tickets in advance. They only sell a certain amount of tickets each day, so if you know you're going to Granada, buy tickets and enjoy the day.

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Napa, California, USA

Liked the palace, but really liked the central fountain of the lions.

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Madrid, Spain

El Palacio y el Patio de los Leones es de los lugares más requeridos por quienes visitan la Alhambra y es por eso que lo encontrarás lleno de gente.

Se encuentra dentro de lo que se llama Palacios Nazaríes y esta era la zona privada del sultán. No dejen de prestar especial atención no sólo a la fuente que lidera el Patio, con sus 12 leones custodiando cada punto cardinal, sino también al sistema de agua que nace en la fuente y continúa en las recámaras, en los detalles de los arcos y columnas de las galerías del patio, todo una preciosidad...

Imprescindible no perderse este lugar en tu visita a la Alhambra.

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