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Albaicín Mosque Garden

 
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Granada
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 1350 Present
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca

Description

Navagero entered Granada through the neighborhood known as the Albaicín, where he saw “a most beautiful mosque with a delightful garden with lemon trees” (Viaje, 409). He refers here to the former Albaicín Mosque, whose courtyard is preserved in the Colegiata del Salvador (Savior Collegiate Church). He records that in the courtyard of another mosque there was an olive tree larger than a holm oak.

 

Source

  • Court Chronicle, 1500
Catalogue
Andalusian Gardens
City
Granada
Country
Spain
Dates
ca. 1350 Present
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
Luis Ramón-Laca