Palace of Yusuf III, Alhambra (MEGT)
Granada, Spain
The palace built by Yusuf III was transformed after the conquest of Granada into the residence of the count of Tendilla, the first governor (alcaide) of the Alhambra, and excavated and restored in the twentieth century by Torres Balbás. According to Münzer (Viaje, 37 and C. Brothers, “Renaissance Reception”), the count of Tendilla lived in the Moorish style, inviting Münzer to sit on silk carpets and offering him preserves and other delicacies before showing him the gardens with their lemon trees, myrtles, ponds, and marble floorwork.
When the marquis of Mondejar was removed from his position as alcaide of the Alhambra by Philip V, he destroyed his house.
Antonio Orihuela Uzal, Casas y palacios nazaríes, 121–126.
Source: Archaeological Analysis, 1929–1936

-Antonio Almagro, Luis Ramón-Laca


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Originally published at: Almagro, Antonio, and Luis Ramón-Laca. “Palace of Yusuf III, Alhambra.” Middle East Garden Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, November 18, 2014. Archived at:

s/n Calle Real de la Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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Dates of attested life: 1410- 18th century
Date of entry of information: April 2007
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