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Court of the Myrtles (Patio de los Arrayanes or the Court of the Pond). The water from the pond helped to cool the palace and acted as a symbol of power. Because water was usually in short supply, the technology required to keep these ponds full was expensive and difficult. Court of the Myrtles is 42 m long by 22 m wide, and in the centre there is a large pond set in the marble pavement, full of goldfish, and with myrtles growing along its sides.

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