KEY SIGHTS (concluded)
Lying outside the walls of the Alhambra is the Generalife. This area provided a summer escape for the sultan and consists of a series of gardens and a house sometimes referred to as the “Summer Palace.” Designed according to Arab principles, the gardens make extensive use of water with reflecting ponds and fountains. The most notable of these is within the Summer Palace itself. The Main Canal Court is a reflecting pool with a series of arched fountains and planting along either side. Its design has been copied many times around the world.
Right: The Main Courtyard of the Summer Palace.
Below: The Generalife gardens.
Below right: A theater added to the Generalife in the 20th Century.
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