Then the palace was built by the Moors in the early 1300's. The inside of the palace is very ornate with poems in Arabic carved in plaster on the upper walls, the lower walls have ceramic tiles in intricate designs. The poem would be the writing in the second narrower panel above the tiles.
You could almost think this was a carpet, but it is a plaster wall.
The ceilings are fantastic, there are two types, the ones made out of plaster and the ones done in wood, both are unbelievable.
The wooden roof with inlays.
It was very different architecturally especially on the inside, being grand and austere rather than intricately decorated like the Morrish palace. Can you believe that big square building looks like this on the inside??
The last place I visited was called the Generalife and it was where the non Royal members, or maybe even lesser Royal family members lived. The quarters were smaller but the pools and surrounding vegetation were beautiful.
To anyone thinking of visiting be sure you plan ahead. They only allow so many into to see the palace at one time and there were no more individual tickets to be bought for a week and a half when I looked. We took a tour which picked us up in Almerimar, it was great, it was a 12 passenger van, he did all the driving, he arranged for the tickets, we skirted along the Sierra Nevada mountains, and we got a great commentary on every thing we saw. One of the reasons we stopped here is I wanted to see the Alhambra and I am so glad Barry was healthy enough to go with me, it was a great trip.