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The Patio of the Lions is probably the most famous place of the Alhambra. It is so called because of the twelve lions that throw jets of water and which are part of the fountain in the middle of the patio. The big dodecagon-shaped basin rests on top of these twelve lions that are around it. This white marble fountain is one of the most important examples of Muslim sculpture. A poem by Ibn Zamrak was carved on the border of the basin. At the beginning of the 17th century another basin was added and is currently in the Garden of the Ramparts, as well as the jet, which was done later, as indicated in the engraving.

In the WS you can see a different image of The Patio

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Additional Photos by Sergio Acin (sacimar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4452 W: 53 N: 6110] (35249)
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