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Main Palace, Alcazaba of Almería

 
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Almeria
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 1066 15th century
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca

Description

According to al-Udri’s account, the taifa king al-Mu’tasim built a palace in the Alcazaba, for which a canal and a well provided water. It had a great reception hall to the north and, to the south, a wide orchard in which were cultivated fruits of outstanding quality. In the twelfth century, the palace and the garden were reorganized first by the Almohads, who added a mirador room inside a tower to the north, and subsequently, in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, by the Nasrids.

The Alcazaba of Almería was heavily damaged by a series of earthquakes in 1495, 1522, and 1550.

 

Sources

  • Court Chronicle, 11th century
  • Archaeological Analysis, 20th century
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Almeria
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 1066 15th century
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca