Dazzling the Eyes
The Court of the Lions is one of Granada's biggest attractions, and with good reason. It seems to convey both power and refinement while dazzling the eyes. One of the most alluring aspects of this magnet souvenir from Spain is the way in which it uses the fore, middle and background in such an alluring way. It begins with the court and ends with the mountains and sky in the back to give perspective to the viewer. Many people may like how in this way it does seem to set a certain kind of stage that makes it a true souvenir.
Immersing into the Alhambra
The Court of Lions is part of the Alhambra complex, that Yusuf I, Sultan Granada had built as a group of palaces in the early Fourteenth century. The court is an exquisite sample of the detailed Muslim architecture. Its name comes from the fountain in the center that features small lions holding the main basin. Muslim multidisciplinary take on architecture explains the poem sculpted on the border of the fountain and the sophisticated engineering work that facilitated water to come from every one of the lions's mouths.
Other areas of the Alhambra as exquisite as this one are the Hall of the Abencerrajes which includes a pool and a roofed area, the Generalife what translates as the Garden of the Architect, the Hall of Justice, the Patio de Daraxa, and the Peinador de la Reina or the queen's dressing chambers. The visitor needs plenty of time to be able to know each palace room and court. Furthermore, he or she needs the special interest to get to know a culture that is hidden in many Spanish people. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.