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qubba

Arabic word for dome. In commemorative architecture, qubba often refers to a domed mausoleum that usually contains the grave of a saint, a pious man, or an emir. In the ...

Alcázar, Real

Alcázar, Real   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006

... Alhambra and yield nothing to them in beauty. The Patio de las Doncellas was given Renaissance details in the mid 16th century. In the heart of the gardens, to the south of the palace buildings, is the Jardín de Alcoba (Garden of the Alcove). This had a Muslim pavilion, or al-qubba (from which the word alcove is derived), which was rebuilt in the 1540s for the Emperor Charles V , known today as the Pabellón (pavilion) de Carlos V. The elegant arcaded building has an interior with superb 16th-century azulejos . The garden here spreads out all about, with...

azulejo

azulejo   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006

...with portraits of Spanish monarchs designed by Cristóbal de Augusta in 1575 for the Capilla del Palacio Gótico. In the Jardín de la Alcoba (Garden of the Alcove) is an elegant arcaded summer house, the Pabellón de Carlos V, built between 1543 and 1546 on the site of a qubba (pavilion) dating from the Islamic period. Its interior has a fountain pool and walls covered in azulejos by Diego and Juan Pulido . This is a rarity, for the garden use of azulejos in Spain dates largely from a much more modern period. In the 20th century their use was much...

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