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Patio de la Alberquilla, al-Madinat al-Zahra’

 
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Cordoba
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 950 1010
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca

Description

The construction of al-Madinat al-Zahra’ began in 936 during the reign of ‘Abd al-Rahman III (912–961) and continued during the reign of his son al-Hakam II (961–976). The so-called Casa de la Alberquilla is one of the houses built inside the alcázar (palace), organized around a courtyard with two main double halls on each side; one of each can be considered a portico. Its small garden, surrounded by irrigation channels, has a pool in front of the west portico. The site was destroyed by the Berber army in 1010.


 

Sources

  • Court Chronicle, 10th century
  • Archaeological Analysis, 20th century
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Cordoba
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 950 1010
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca