Navagero entered Granada through the neighborhood known as the Albaicín, where he saw “a most beautiful mosque with a delightful garden with lemon trees” (Viaje, 409). He refers here to the former Albaicín Mosque, whose courtyard is preserved in the Colegiata del Salvador (Savior Collegiate Church). He records that in the courtyard of another mosque there was an olive tree larger than a holm oak.
Source: Court Chronicle, 1500
-Antonio Almagro, Luis Ramón-Laca
Viaje por España y Portugal, 1494-1495 (Open in Zotero)
Originally published at: Almagro, Antonio, and Luis Ramón-Laca. “Albaicín Mosque Garden.” 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