The Comares Palace was organized around a courtyard traditionally known as the Patio de los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles) or the Patio de la Alberca (Court of the Pond). Navagero (Viaje, 46) notes its slabs of very white, fine marble, some of them huge. He also records a pond beside which were two “beautiful hedges of myrtle and a few orange trees.”
Rafael Manzano Martos and Massimo Listri, La Alhambra, 75–89.
Antonio Orihuela Uzal, Casas y palacios nazaríes, 81–97.
Source: Travel Account, 1525
-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. “Patio de los Arrayanes, 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