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Alcázar Ceguir, Convent of Santa Clara la Real, Murcia

 
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Murcia
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 1150/ca. 1230 12th century
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca

Description

The recent excavations carried out in the Convent of Santa Clara la Real revealed the existence of two gardens from different periods. One was built during the reign of Ibn-Mardanish (1147–1172) and was cross-shaped, with two wide paths with acequias and a pavilion in the middle.

The second was probably built by Ibn-Hud al-Mutawakkil (1228–1238) on the ruins of the former and later transformed, probably in 1365 when the palace was converted in convent. It follows the same layout as the Nasrid palaces, with two opposing arcades on the shorter sides of a rectangular courtyard with a large pool separating four flowerbeds.

Pedro I of Castile (1350–1369) gave the palace to Franciscan nuns for them to found a convent.

 

Source

  • Archaeological Analysis, 20th century
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Murcia
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 1150/ca. 1230 12th century
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca