See lecture booklet - Slide # 12. This is the elaborate fountain just outside the entrance gate and was built by Charles V who became King in 1519. The carving depicts the three rivers of Granada. Deep cisterns had been dug into the rock by the Moors to retain the clear cold water carried from the mountains thru the ancient acqueducts which are still in use today. The water was used in the elaborate baths and water gardens of the suitans' palaces and overflowed into the valley for irrigating the wheat fields.