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Maybe the most famous bit but not the most exciting

Court of the lions is stunning, beautiful and well worth a visit BUT it is certainly not the very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mary T
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Watford, United Kingdom
The court of the Lions

Very beautiful court inside the Alhambra. The architecture is amazing. The lions are water... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
travelingspirit52
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Court of the lions is stunning, beautiful and well worth a visit BUT it is certainly not the very best part of a visit to the Alhambra. Try Genralife instead for overall beauty and impact.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mary T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful court inside the Alhambra. The architecture is amazing. The lions are water fountains. They surround a central basin and the lions have water coming out of their mouth.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank travelingspirit52
Reviewed December 1, 2018

The Court of the Lions is an extension of the Alhambra. The area is large, open and features a large circle of lions in perfect symmetry. Being a collector of all things lion, I particularly enjoyed the experience. If you want to be able to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LucianoLeon
Reviewed October 20, 2018

This area has to be one of the most beautifully decorated areas within the Alhambra complex and which takes its name from the fountain in the central courtyard. A really beautiful place which I'm sure would be very tranquil were it not for the steady...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brucestewart
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Where did they come from? The Koran forbids Muslims from creating likenesses that only God created. And, there are 12 lions. And, there were 12 lion statues in the house of a Jewish high ranking political advisor who aspired to build a finer palace than...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

This is part of the ALhambra tour and easily one of the highlights of the complex. Visited this 30 years ago but the area looks even more stunning now after the latest renovation. When visiting Granada, the Alhambra is an absolute must.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rick A
Reviewed July 2, 2018

The Alhambra is one of the highlights of Spain. And for me the highlight of the Alhambra is the Courtyard of the Lions. I am so glad that it is roped off so that you can get a good picture of it without people in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bigtyke
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

You will no doubt have seen the photo’s of this part of the Nasrid Palaces but to see it yourself is simply spectacular! Wow! It’s absolutely stunning, the intricacies of the plaster work, the magnificent architecture, the fountains! This is like nothing we have ever...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JTJD
Reviewed May 29, 2018

At the heart of the palaces in the Alhambra, the Court is not only the central space with its beautiful fountain tricking water through the channels of the courtyard but also all the rooms around it, which have stunning architectural detailing, especially the moulded ceilings...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Jaw dropping, indeed! This court with the intricate twelve lions is simply beyond any description. It is one of those places where visitors wander with mouths agape from sheer beauty and amazement. What a memory!

Date of experience: April 2018
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