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Convent of San Francisco, Alhambra

 
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Granada
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 1302/1309 16th century
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca

Description

The Convent of San Francisco was founded by Ferdinand and Isabella on a Nasrid palace, which included a courtyard similar to that of the Generalife. An acequia surrounded by four flowerbeds ran along its axis. This palace seems to date to the reign of Muhammad III (1302–1309).

After the Christian conquest, the palace was donated to the Franciscan friars for founding a convent. Only a small part of the original garden was included in the cloister and few original structures have survived. Most of the building was destroyed.

 


Antonio Orihuela Uzal, Casas y palacios nazaríes, 7180.