Al-Qasr al-Sayyid (Alcázar Genil) was built by the sayyid Ishaq b. Yusuf in 1218 and later transformed during the Nasrid era. Navagero saw its garden, known as the Queen’s Orchard, in use. It had a large pond measuring 121 m long and 28 m wide. The myrtles could still be seen in 1978, but they have now disappeared.
Andrea Navagero, Viaje por España, 49.
Antonio Orihuela Uzal, Casas y palacios nazaríes, 335–43.
Source: Court Chronicle, 13th–16th centuries
-Antonio Almagro, Luis Ramón-Laca
Viaje por España y Portugal, 1494-1495 (Open in Zotero)
Casas y palacios nazaríes: siglos XIII-XV (Open in Zotero)
Originally published at: Almagro, Antonio, and Luis Ramón-Laca. “Alcázar Genil.” 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