Palacio Nazaríes

Palace in Granada

Stonework Alhambra

The Palacio Nazaríes or Nasrid Palaces is a palace within the Alhambra complex located in Granada, Spain.

Alhambra comprise of a series of lavish rooms and heavenly built courtyards. Make your way to the main visitor entrance to the Alhambra and set foot into the grandiose of Nasrid Palaces. Based on your preference you can enter the luxurious palaces either during the pleasant chirpy mornings or the sultry afternoons or during the moonlit night sky.

These heavenly palaces were originally split into different Palaces:

  • Palacio del Mexuar: Built by Isma’il (1314-1325), it is the oldest hall served as a courtroom for meetings between the Council of Ministers.
  • Palace of Comares: Torre de Comares, Sala de la Barca,Salón de los Embajadores
  • Palacio de los Leones: which is the main courtyard area.
  • Palacio del Partal: Built in the 14th century by Sultan Muhammend III, “Palacio del Partal” (Palace of Partal) is a small construction located right in front of a scenic pond.

Although the course usually takes less than an hour to cover, you can wander around the Moorish Palaces as long as you wish. The visit is also accessible for the physically disabled.

History of the Nasrid Palaces

The Nasrid Palaces are a complex of palaces and the royal residence of the kings of Granada. During the 13th century, the founder of the dynasty, Alhamar, began the construction of these palaces. The Nasrid Palaces were built on the request of Muhammad V, aided with what was already built by his father Yusuf I. The onset of Alhambra’s most glorious period was marked by this event.

Today, the unique luxurious complex represents the excellence of Islamic art and culture in Spain. These palaces include within their walls, the delicacy of the last Hispanic-Arab governors of Al Andalus, the Nasrid. The heaven-like courtyards are inspired with elements of Persia and Arab. The crystal clear water that flows between the marbles of the fountains in the courtyards adds to its aesthetic beauty.

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Visiting Palacio Nazaríes

Address: Nasrid Palaces, Calle Real de la Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Duration: 1 hours

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