Home / CPG: Crystal Palace Guides (series) / CPG03: The Alhambra Court



The Alhambra and Romanesque Court was fantastically popular with visitors to the Crystal Palace.


Owen Jones is the author.

Special features/contents

Included as appendices in the 1854 guide:

  1. Pasqual De Gayangos. An Historical Notice of the Kings of Granada, From the Conquest of that City by the Arabs to the Expulsion of the Moors [Reprinted from M. Jules Goury. 1842. Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra : from drawings taken on the spot in 1834 by the late M. Jules Goury and in 1834 and 1837 by Owen Jones. With a complete translation of the Arabic inscriptions and an historical notice of the Kings of Granada from the conquest of that city by the Arabs to the expulsion of the Moors, by Mr. Pasqual De Gayangos (London: Owen Jones)], pp. 91-117.
  2. Anonymous. The Flight from Granada [Reprinted from John Gibson Lockhardt. 1853. Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic, 4th edition (London: Murray)], pp. 118-119.
  3. [Directory of staff] Fine Art Department. Western Division, p. 120.


Jones, Owen. 1854. The Alhambra Court in the Crystal Palace (London: Euston Grove Press), 124 pages. 2008 facsimile edition of 1854 original edition.

ISBN13: 978-1-906267-06-3 (paperback)
ISBN10: 1-906267-06-5
Recommended price: £12.95
dimensions: A5 8.3 x 5.8 (inches)
dimensions: A5 210 x 148 (mm)


Purchase at Lulu storeSearch Google

Sample pages






Share this page

Editor’s Blog

  • Brown Dog Affair

    In 1906, anti-vivisection campaigners unveiled a memorial in Battersea, London, as a new weapon in their long-running propaganda war. A celebrated libel trial focused attention on the plight of one… Continue reading

  • Body Snatching and the Resurrection Industry

    An angry wife strikes back at system that cost her husband. Ann Millard. 1825. An account of the circumstances attending the imprisonment and death of the late William Millard, formerly Superintendent… Continue reading

  • William Jennings Bryan Rises Again

    Death leaves work undone. William Jennings Bryan died just a few days after the 1925 Scopes ‘Monkey’ Trial came to an end. This left him with work undone. In the… Continue reading


Recent Published Titles

  • Shakespeare and Science

    Cumberland Clarke’s Shakespeare and Science is a monumental compilation of the Bard’s many references to natural and celestial phenomena, including a careful study of Shakespeare’s interest in, and dramatic use… Continue reading

  • UNESCO: Its Plan and Purpose

    UNESCO was created “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science, and culture.” No one spoke with greater authority about the plan for UNESCO… Continue reading

  • The Brown Dog and His Memorial

    In 1907, London medical students protested over a statue raised to a little brown dog. Bonfires burned late into the night. Large groups marched through the streets clashing with police…. Continue reading