The Hall of the Ambassadors -  Salón de los Embajadores

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The Hall of the Ambassadors - Salón de los Embajadores

The Hall of the Ambassadors is the largest in the Alhambra. It is a square room, 12 m (37 ft) wide, the centre of the dome is 23 m (75 ft) high. This was the grand reception room, and the throne of the sultan was placed opposite the entrance. It was in this setting that Christopher Columbus received Isabel and Ferdinand's support to sail to the New World. There are nine windows, three on each facade, and the ceiling is decorated with white, blue and gold inlays in the shape of circles, crowns and stars. The walls are covered with varied stucco works, surrounding many ancient escutcheons

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The Nasrid Palaces

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