The Alhambra and The Alcazar (Spain)

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The Palaces

The Alhambra and Reales Alcázeres are palaces in Spain dating to the 14th century. The rulers who had these building constructed were Moors and hence Moslims. Their art consists to a large degree of geometric designs.

The Reales Alcázeres is also known as Alcázar of Seville. This royal palace was built in the 1360s. The Alcazar is listed as a Unesco World heritage Site.

The Alhambra dates from the same time period. Like the Alcazar, the Alhambra was also originally built as a fortress, and later used as a palace. The Alhambra is also listed as a Unesco World heritage Site.

The Alhambra and Reales Alcázeres
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The Palace as seen from the yard Pillars
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Palace Window Wall with decorations
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Carvings

Rozettes

Rozette Patterns
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C2 Rozette C4 Rozette
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Rozette Rozette

Border Patterns

Border Patterns
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Border Border
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Border Patterns Border used above a tiling
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Border on the inside of an arch Border on the inside of an arch

Wallpaper Patterns

Wallpaper Patterns
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Carved tiling Tiling Tiling
Andalucia Piet dag 3 en 4 112.jpg AlhambraWall5.jpg Andalucia dag 12 036.jpg
A tiling with 3-fold rotations A mosaic tile A hexagonal Pattern
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Tiling Tiling A semi-regular Tessellation