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An alfarje roof in the Iglesia de Santa María in Maluenda
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Alfarje (meaning paneled ceiling) is a type of horizontal wooden ceiling primarily found in Islamic[1] and Spanish Moorish architecture. The ceiling structure is made through a series of beams called girders, sometimes intricately carved and stylized.[2]

Notable buildings using the alfarje include Alcazar Palace, the Mosque of Cordoba, the Alhambra Palace in Granada or the Church of San Millán (Segovia) and Aljafería Palace of Zaragoza.


  1. ^ Harris, Cyril (1977). Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture. Courier Dover Publications. p. 9.
  2. ^ López Guzmán, Rafael. Arquitectura mudéjar. Cátedra. ISBN 84-376-1801-0.