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This beautiful Andalusian patio (Patio Andaluz) was built in Sevilha (Spain) in 1929 and was a gift to Buenos Aires city.

The typical Andalusian patio is originated from Persia or Arabia, where it has long been customary to decorate houses and palaces with large areas full of life, places full of gardens and plants dominated by fragrant flowers, fountains, canals, wells, ponds and some other decorative figure, (placed since the 15th and 16th century), frescoes with mythological scenes and marble medallions (on walls), forming beautiful shapes each more convoluted but without breaking the harmony and with the intention to represent the Garden of the Paradise as it imagined the Muslim architects.

At first its use was intended to houses cattle, camels and horses and its construction consisted in different sticks of palm branches with a roof of straw and branches, all very weak, and later become a place of cult to the Prophet Muhammad, leaving open air, and with the conversion of religions (in Spain) was used to make prayers, readings and meditation.

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