Restoration of the Lions

Lions from the Patio de los Leones

The lions will return to the Patio de los Leones in January 2012. Until then, they can still be seen in the exhibition near the courtyard in the Carlos V crypt with information about the restoration work. After four years of initial research and investigation, restoration began in 2006 but their return to the courtyard has been delayed by the need to repair the original leaking water pipes which were installed last century.

The lions as they were before restoration

NEWS: The lions were returned to the Patio de los Leones on  Jan 15, 2012