Court of the Lions, Granada

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The Court of the Lions (Spanish: Patio de los Leones; Arabic: بهو السباع‎) is the main courtyard of the Nasrid dynasty Palace of the Lions, in the heart of the Alhambra, the Moorish citadel formed by a complex of palaces, gardens and forts in Granada, Spain. It was commissioned by the Nasrid sultan Muhammed V of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus. Its construction started in the second period of his reign, between 1362 and 1391 AD. The site is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage List and minted in Spain's 2011 limited edition of 2 € Commemorative Coins.
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  • What’s not to like or enjoy about the Alhambra. The Nasrid Palace is a piece of art and not just a palace. The Court of Lions is such a beautiful part of the Palace. Well worth the price if the tour.....  more »
  • It is amazing that so much beauty has been cherished for centuries and yet the people who built this were exiled. Fabulous must see history.  more »
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