The Keys to the Alhambra
Keys to the Alhambra
The keys resting on a small foam rock atop a bigger rock in the corner of the Dungeon.

Production Number

1-10 (10)


November 14, 1993


Red Jaguars


Steve & Lisa

Artifact Location

The Dungeon

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


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The Keys to the Alhambra is the tenth episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the eighth episode completed and the 18th aired.

Moat Crossing

One player of each team swam a rope over to the other side. Once out of the water, he had to tie the rope off on a pole that held a second tied rope higher up; both connected to the other side. Once tied, the second player had to use the two ropes and maneuver across the moat. Once he was across, the team could run over and hit the gong.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Silver Snakes 0:24
2nd Red Jaguars 0:27
3rd Orange Iguanas 0:28
4th Blue Barracudas 0:28

Steps of Knowledge

Long ago, there lived a young and grasping Spanish Queen named Isabella. She and her husband controlled all of Spain, except for a small part in the South which was controlled by the Moors. Boabdil, the King of the Moors, was very wealthy, and he lived in a beautiful palace called the Alhambra. Isabella wanted the jewels and money that she thought were hidden there. She fought with Boabdil for ten years, and finally, he surrendered, and gave Isabella the keys to the palace. According to legend, the Alhambra palace was built by a magician, and if someone pure of heart unlocked it, the spell would be broken and the palace would crumble, revealing the treasure of the Moors. Isabella ran through the palace unlocking every door, but she could not find Boabdil's legendary hidden treasure. She threw down the keys in disgust, and they were lost--until now.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Was the last king of the Moors in Spain…?
  • Balthazar
  • Boabdil
  • Bilbo Baggins
Red Jaguars (Correct - 2 steps left)
Which of these couples expelled the Moors from Spain?
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Ferdinand and Isabella
Red Jaguars (Correct - 1 step left)
Were the Moors from…?
  • Marabia
  • North Africa
  • Bora Bora
Silver Snakes (Spain - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)
Orange Iguanas (Correct - 2 steps left)
Alhambra means "red palace." Was it given this name because…?
  • It is blisteringly hot in the Summer
  • It was built with red bricks and mortar
  • It was painted red to attract bulls
Red Jaguars (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)
In which of these famous were the Moors expelled from Spain?
  • 1492
  • 1776
  • 1812
Silver Snakes (Wrong Answer)
Orange Iguanas (1886 - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)
Which of these explorers did Isabella give money to?
  • Christopher Columbus
Silver Snakes (Correct - 2 steps left)
Which of these men is the legendary Spanish hero who also fought the Moors?
  • Zoro
  • El Cid
  • Edcil
Silver Snakes (Correct - 1 step left)
Which of these fearsome organizations was used by Ferdinand and Isabella?
  • Spanish Inquisition
  • Portuguese Men of War
  • Sandinistas
Silver Snakes (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Red Jaguars are 14-year-old Steve and 13-year-old Lisa. The Silver Snakes are 14-year-olds Rodney and Lesley.

Decorate Alhambra (Climbing Wall)

S1E10 Temple Game 1

The Alhambra Palace was famous for its beautiful tile decoration. When Kirk gave the signal, Lisa and Lesley each had to grab a tile from their baskets, stick it to their shirts, climb up, and place it on the green velcro pad at the top of the wall. The player with all four tiles in their correct positions or the player with the most correctly placed tiles in 60 seconds won. Lesley was consistently ahead of Lisa and she was able to place all four tiles and make it down on the ground just before time expired, earning her the half pendant of life.

Keys in the Locks (Bungee Soap Ramp)

S1E10 Temple Game 2

According to legend, when Isabella ran through the Alhambra, she tried the keys on all the doors. Here, Steve and Rodney had to try three keys in one door. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to grab a key, attach it to his helmet, pull himself up the ramp, and insert the key into one of the three locks. The player to insert all three keys in 60 seconds won. Although both boys started out evenly, Steve fell behind after having problems inserting his second key. Rodney inserted his third key with 14 seconds remaining, earning him the half pendant of life.

Boabdil vs. Isabella (Velcro Ball Toss)

S1E10 Temple Game 3

Boabdil was a great warrior, but he met his match in Isabella. Here, the male players would represent Boabdil, while the female players would represent Isabella. The male players had to stand on the platforms while their partners had to throw colored plastic velcro balls at them. The male players had to catch the balls on their dark blue velcro shirts. The player with the most balls on her partner's shirt in 60 seconds won. The Red Jaguars won the game and the full pendant after landing fourteen balls while the Silver Snakes only landed twele balls.


S1E10 Tiebreaker

Kirk: "Is the Alhambra in the city of: Madrid, London, or Granada?" Rodney got the tiebreaker question incorrect (answering "Madrid"), sending the Red Jaguars to Olmec's Temple in search of the keys. The correct answer was Granada.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won Tiebreaker
Red Jaguars Lost Lost Won 1 Pendant Won
Silver Snakes Won Won Lost 1 Pendant Lost

Temple Run

S1E10 Temple Guard 1-0

Steve starts in the Cave of Sighs and heads for the lower crawl tube into the Wall Climb. He heads into the Throne Room, sits on the throne and encounters a Temple Guard. He gives up his pendant and makes his way across the Spider's Lair. Once across, he opens the Tomb of the Ancient Kings where he is caught by a second Temple Guard. Lisa follows Steve path to the Tomb of the Ancient Kings. Once there, she opens the sarcophagus and finds the key. She tries to open the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, no opening sound played, and tried to bust through the Stone Wall, which Steve tried. With too much trouble finding her way out, she retreats all the way back to the Throne Room. She sees that the Heart Room is open, so she climbs up, tries to open the Room of the Golden Idols which was locked from that room, and then opens up the Wall Climb not noticing the ladder to the Observatory. Once out, she heads back into the Throne Room and back to the Cave of Sighs. Time runs out as she climbs back into the Heart Room.

Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact No
Method of Loss Failed Acquisition
Temple Guard Locations

The Throne Room

The Tomb of the Ancient Kings

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  • This is the first episode to ever use the Tiebreaker, as well as the first where the question answered incorrectly by a team.
    • This is the first of the two episodes where the winning team goes to the temple by the virtue of the other team getting the tiebreaker question incorrect. The other episode is The Treasure Map of Jean Lafitte.
  • This episode marks the first time that a team competed in the Temple Run after winning only one pendant in the Temple Games. This is also the only episode where the Red Jaguars participated in the Temple Run with only one pendant.
  • Both Steve and Lisa ran past the temple gate.
  • When Lisa tried plowing through the Stone Wall, it would not break down. This also happened in The Imperial Purple Robe of Empress Theodora. This was done presumably to prevent the contestants from having an easy victory.
  • This was the earliest episode to have its prize plugs unaltered in reruns.
  • The Purple Parrots and Green Monkeys later appeared in The Pendant of Kamehameha, with the former wearing the same team color and the latter as the Red Jaguars.