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Patio del Crucero, Alcázar of Seville

 
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Seville
Country
Spain
Dates
12th century 18th century
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca

Description

This garden owes its name to its cross shape. It was probably the most important garden made by the Almohads. The original Muslim level of the garden, which was completely surrounded by porticoes, is four meters deeper than the current garden. The garden was greatly transformed by Alphonse X, who built two cross-shaped galleries along its axes.

The damages caused by the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 led to a renovation the palace in the Baroque style. The medieval garden was buried.

 


Rodrigo Caro, Antigüedades, 56.

 

Sources

  • Court Chronicle, 17th century
  • Archaeological Analysis, 20th century