GRANADA, SPAIN -  JULY 12, 2016: The Hall of the Abencerrajes, Sala de los Abencerrajes, at Royal complex of Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.; Shutterstock ID 1137875510; your: Sloane Tucker; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI

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Sala de los Abencerrajes


This is one of the star rooms in the Alhambra. Boasting a mesmerising octagonal stalactite ceiling, it's the legendary site of the murders of the noble Abencerraj family, whose leader, the story goes, dared to dally with Zoraya, Sultan Abu al-Hasan's favourite concubine. The rusty stains in the fountain are said to be the victims’ indelible blood.

Admission is included in the Alhambra ticket.

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