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The photo shows the roofs of beautiful Palace of Lions located in Granada’s Alhambra.

When Mohamed V succeeded his father Yusuf I in 1377, he did not limit himself to finishing the reforms started by his father, but he also started the construction of what became his greatest work, the magnificent legacy that he left in the Alhambra: the Palace of the Lions.

The palace consists of a central courtyard surrounded by galleries with columns, which gives access to different private rooms of royal family: to the west the "Mocarabes" hall, to the east the "Reyes" hall, to the north the "Dos Hermanas", the "Ajimeces" and the "Mirador de Daraxa", and to the south the "Abencerrajes" hall and the "Harem".

There are no windows looking out to the exterior, but there is an interior garden, which corresponds with the Moslem concept of paradise. What today is soil and gravel, in this courtyard, it was gardens then. From every room or hall four streams flowed to the center: the four rivers of paradise.

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