Court of the Lions, Granada

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
The Court of the Lions (Spanish: Patio de los Leones; Arabic: بهو السباع‎) is the main courtyard of the 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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  • This is one of the courts or palaces that make up the Nasrid Palaces in the Alhambra complex. It’s one of the most beautiful parts - a secluded sanctuary within the heart of the complex. It was built....  more »
  • The fabulous 14th-century courtyard "Patio de Los Leones" (Court of the Lions) is a stunning sight. Amazing architecture.  more »
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