Puerta del Vino
Granada, Spain
Supposedly one of the largest structures in the Alhambra complex, the Wine Gate dates back to Muhammad III. The Wine Gate serves as a one of the main entrances to the Medina of the Alhambra and the Upper Alhambra which gates off the formerly residential and artisan district of the Medina.

The exterior facade, made of primarily sandstone, was likely constructed during the beginning of the 14th century. The pointed horsearch with embossed voussoirs displays an engraving of a key, an important Islamic symbol. The interior facade which was decorated during the reign of Muhammad V, contains tiled spandrels on the top corners of the arch with stucco walls framing the upper windows.
Location
Granada, Spain
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Part of Site
Events
early 14th c./8th c. AH
1350/751 AH renovation
Style Periods
Nasrid
1232-1492
Variant Names
Puerta del Vino
The Wine Gate
Translated
Bāb al-Jamra
Transliterated
Building Usages
gate
military
Materials/Techniques
brick
wood
stone
marble
Keywords
horseshoe arches
mullioned windows