The Court of the Lions is the main courtyard of the Nasrid line Palace of the Lions, in the core of the Alhambra, the Moorish stronghold framed by a complex of royal residences, gardens and fortifications in Granada, Spain. It was authorized by the Nasrid sultan Muhammed V of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus. Its development began in the second time of his rule, in the vicinity of 1362 and 1391 AD. The site is currently part of the UNESCO World Heritage List and printed in Spain's 2011 restricted version of 2 € Commemorative Coins.
The Palace of the Lions, and also whatever is left of the other new rooms worked under Muhammad V, similar to the Mexuar or Cuarto Dorado, spoke to the start of another style, a rich blend of Moorish and Christian impacts that has been called Nasrid style. Amid the period that Muhammad V was expelled as sultan of Granada by his stepbrother, Abu-l Walid Ismail, he found in a state of banishment a large group of new stylish impacts that were not in the dialect of his ancestors, not even in his own first commitments to the enhancement of the Nasrid royal residences of the Alhambra. In Fes he saw the Almoravid mosque of Qarawiyyin, worked by Andalusian planners.