Puerta de la Justicia
Granada, Spain

Located on the southern wall of the Alhambra complex, the Justice Gate or the Gate of the Esplanade, is one of the main entrances to the complex.

 

The Justice Gate consists of a brick horseshoe arch on the exterior facade with Islamic symbols carved into the keystone of the arch including the well-known key symbol carved into the arch. The Gate, built by Yusuf I of Granada was completed in 1348/749 AH.

 

On the interior facade of the Gate, the horseshoe vaulted arch with inscriptions dates the construction to Yusuf I of Granada and was also completed in 1348/ 749 AH.



Sources:


"La Alhambra Y El Generalife." Gate of Justice. Alhambra of Granada. Accessed July 22, 2019. http://www.alhambra-patronato.es/index.php/Gate-of-Justice/329 M5d637b1e38d/0/.

"Justice Tower - Charles V Palace and Surrounding Areas." Alhambra De Granada. Accessed July 22, 2019. https://www.alhambradegranada.org/en/info/charlesvpalaceandsurroundingareas/justicetower.asp.

Location
Granada, Spain
Images & Videos
Part of Site
Events
1348 completed
Style Periods
1232-1492
Variant Names
Puerta de la Justicia
Puerta de la Explanada
Original
Justice Gate
Translated
Bāb al-Sarī'a
Translated
Building Usages
gate
military
Materials/Techniques
marble
stone
brick