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Patio of Comares

The Patio of Comares, in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain. “Water is the mysterious life of the Alhambra; produces lush gardens, the splendor of flowering shrubs, lies in pools that reflect the elegant colonnaded halls (…) “according to Titus Burckhardt, art critic and Swiss art historian, who was noted for being a great connoisseur of civilization and Islamic art.

Water has a very important symbolism in Islamic tradition: abundance, power, wealth and eternity. They built the pond, so that it would reflect the complete architecture. The reflection in the pond emphasizes that behind the walls of the tower is the Throne Room, the supreme symbol of the majesty of the Sultan.

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