Palacio del Partal
Granada, Spain
The Palace of the Partal was built in the early fourteenth century during the reign of Muhammad III. Only two components of the original palace are extant: the Torre de las Damas, with its tower overlooking the surrounding landscape and arcade opening onto a wide pool; and the adjacent Torre del Mihrab, built by Yusuf I as a small garden oratory with a mihrab and windows overlooking the landscape. Both structures are ornamented with delicately carved stucco.


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Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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1302-1309/702-708 AH
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El Partal
The Partal
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