Alcazaba
Granada, Spain
Little remains of the Alcazaba, or fortress, of the Alhambra, which dates from between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. Originally built during the reign of the Zirid dynasty, it was enlarged by the Nasrids in the fourteenth century. The Alcazaba contained quarters and services for the military, baths, domestic architecture, and storerooms.

Sources:

Arie, Rachel. 1986. Une Metropole hispano-musulmane au bas moyen age: Grenade nasride. Les Cahiers de Tunisie 34, nos. 137-138, 57.

Dario Cabanelas Rodriguez. 1992. The Alhambra: An Introduction. In al-Andalus : the art of Islamic Spain . Edited by Jerrilynn D. Dodds. New York: Abrams, 127-33.

Dickie, James. 1992. A Case Study of Arab Urbanism in Muslim Spain. In The Legacy of Muslim Spain. Edited by Salma K. Jayyusi. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 88-111.

Ruggles, D.F. 2000. Madinat al-Zahra. In Gardens, Landscape, and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain. University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 164-170.
Location
Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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Associated Names
Part of Site
Events
11th - 14th c.
Style Periods
Nasrid
1232-1492
Variant Names
Alcazaba
Original
la Alcazaba de la Alhambra
Variant
The Alcazaba of the Alhambra
Translated
The Citadel of the Alhambra
Translated
Building Usages
barracks
military
private residence
residential