The Courtyard of the Lions is part of the Alhambra palace complex in Granada, Spain. The narrow pillars and intricate carved masonry—called muqarnas—are typical Moorish architectural motifs.

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Moorish architecture, like all Islamic architecture, has distinctive motifs: rounded arches, Arabic calligraphy, vegetative design, and decorative tiles.