|This room (no image of the whole room is on this site) has been much modified by later Christian use as a chapel. Originally, it was a conference room and a reception room where the king held public audiences and administered justice. It now has a balcony/loft.|
Decorative detailsThe decoration includes stucco relief decoration on the wall and elaborately carved piers and capitals. Below are photographs of carved ceilings.
A carved capital and wall decorations--tile and relief calligraphy
The Patio of the Mexuar/Court of the Gilded RoomBehind the portico is the Cuarto Dorado (or the Gilded Room).
The portico of the Patio of the Mexuar/Court of the Gilded Room
The Patio of the Mexuar/Court of the Gilded RoomThe center of the patio has a small marble basin.
Left: side door of the Court of the Gilded Room; Center: the niche at the end of a dark passageway leading to the Court of the MyrtlesThis route emerges at the courtyard's north-western corner.
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