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New Alcázar, or Christian Kings’ Alcázar

 
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Cordoba
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 1328 16th century
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca

Description

The Alcázar Nuevo (New Alcázar) was built on the Old Alcázar plot during the reign of Alphonse XI of Castile (1312–1350). The Patio Morisco (Morisco Courtyard), a cross-shaped garden with marble pools and flowerbeds framed by acequias lined with blue and green glazed tiles, was unearthed during excavations undertaken in the 1950s. It follows the same layout as a small Almoravid courtyard found under the remains of the old Kutubiyya Mosque in Marrakesh and at the Castillejo de Monteagudo in Murcia.

In the sixteenth century, the Alcázar was given to the Inquisition and later transformed into a prison.

 


Leopoldo Torres Balbás, “Patios de Crucero,” 183–86.

 

Source

  • Archaeological Analysis, 1950
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Cordoba
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 1328 16th century
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca