The Ornament of the World

Court of the Lions

In the mid-14th century, Muhammad V flees the Alhambra in Granada and seeks asylum in Seville at the Alcazar, the palatial home of Pedro I. The two men share an appreciation for each other’s architectural taste and accomplishments. They borrow extensively from each other, resulting in two great monuments that share a common architectural heritage.


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    Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Toledo, this film retraces the 800-year period in medieval Spain when Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences, revealing what made this rare and fruitful collaboration possible, and what ultimately tore it apart.

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