The Abencerrajes Palace was organized around a large courtyard, which was still visible in eighteenth-century architectural plans, which had a large pond and two symmetrical flowerbeds. It was probably built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It was partially excavated in 1957 and later between 1990 and 1991. Napoleon’s army destroyed the palace when it blew up the walls of the Alhambra.
Antonio Orihuela Uzal, Casas y palacios nazaríes, 49–56.
Sources: Archaeological Analysis, 20th century
-Antonio Almagro, Luis Ramón-Laca
Casas y palacios nazaríes: siglos XIII-XV (Open in Zotero)
Originally published at: Almagro, Antonio, and Luis Ramón-Laca. “Abencerrajes Palace, Alhambra.” Middle East Garden Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, November 18, 2014. https://www.doaks.org/resources/middle-east-garden-traditions/catalogue#b_start=0&c6=Andalusian++Gardens. Archived at: https://perma.cc/J8KF-DV5P