Patio de la Guardia
Courtyard in Granada
The Patio de la Guardia or Courtyard of the Guard is the second small patio you come to at the entrance to the Generalife in the Alhambra Complex, in Granada, Spain.
What does the Patio de la Guardia look like?
Inside the access gate to this courtyard from the Patio del Descabalgamiento we can see the benches where the guards rested.
In the Patio de la Guardia is an area decorated with bitter orange trees which provide a pleasant shade, it also has a low white marble cup fountain which has a vertical central spout. There are benches where visitors can sit and rest. A narrow staircase leads to the Patio de la Acequia. This doorway also has the key symbol is repeated and has tiles on its jambs and lintel. The door to the Patio de la Acequia has two floors above the it which were used for the defense and as a lookout.
How do you get to the Patio de la Guardia?
The Patio de la Guardia is located between the Patio del Descabalgamiento and the Patio de la Acequia.
Other names of the Patio de la Guardia
Apart from Patio de la Guardia or Courtyard of the Guard it has also been called the Patio de la Soldadesca or Patio of the Soldier.
Visiting Patio de la Guardia
For opening times of the Patio de la Guardia see Alhambra Opening Times.
The Patio de la Guardia is part of the Generalife of the Alhambra Complex and access it you need to purchase Alhambra Tickets or a Alhambra Guided Tour.