Alcázar Genil

Granada, Spain

The Alcázar Genil is a Muslim-era palace in the city of Granada. It was originally called al-Qasr al-Sayyid ('the palace of the lord') and is located beside the River Genil outside the Alhambra's walls. Today, only a pavilion of the palace is preserved.

It was built in 1218 or 1219 by Sayyid Ishaq, a member of the Almohad dynasty. In 1237, Muhammad I of the Nasrid dynasty took over Granada and the dynasty was since associated with the palace. His grandson, Muhammad III (reigned 1302–1209) temporarily lived here after he was dethroned, before moved to Almuñécar.



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Founded: 1218
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Spain

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Jose Fernandez Aragon (36 days ago)
Place worth preserving for its historical past for GR. Well cared for and good detail in the guest book
Virgin Superstar (47 days ago)
It is the palace that gives its name to the well-known and most emblematic Alcazar del genil metro station, which bears his name. A restored 13th century Almohad mansion, now it is very well preserved although very recently it was very left, almost in ruins, very unknown by many but it houses a great history, among others it was the vacation and recreation stay of Aixa mother of the King Boabdil, also known as the Queen's Garden, from the Nasrid dynasty, a wonder to contemplate remains of another era of splendor. It is currently the headquarters of the Francisco Ayala Foundation and can be visited for free both privately without the need for prior reservation or guided tours for groups by arranging with the Francisco Ayala association, from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located 1 km from the medina of the Alhambra
Fa L (4 months ago)
Great monument, near the city center and in good condition
Carlos Calle Perez (6 months ago)
Metro stop of Granada underground and the most beautiful of the 3 that are underground. It is 5 minutes from the science park and also from the congress hall. The cost of the ticket to July 2020 is 82 cents with the transport consortium card.
Simon Cam (2 years ago)
Small but beautiful
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