Junta de Andalucía premier José Antonio Griñán officially re-opened the Alhambra’s most emblematic patio...
...the Patio de Los Leones – last Friday, which had been closed off to the public for ten years while the 12 statues were being restored to their original splendour. The Patio de los Leones is the main court of the Nasrid dynasty Palace of the Lions, in the heart of the Alhambra.
It was commissioned by the Nasrid sultan Muhammed V of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus and its construction started in the second period of his reign, between 1362 and 1391.
The site is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage List and appears on the limited edition of €2 commemorative coins minted by Spain in 2011.