This is the Patio del Alcázar (Courtyard of Fortress) at Monastery of Las Claras. An Alcázar is a Spanish palace or fortress of Moorish origin.
During XI century, in this place was the Palace of Ibn Mardanis (here in English)or King Wolf by christians (a Moorish king), but this alcázar, called Al Dar al Sugra, which are currently remains, was partially destroyed after the capture of the city by the Almohads in 1172.
Later, with the creation of the Third Taifa of Murcia, Murcian king Ibn Hud built between 1228 and 1238, on the same site as the old palace, conceived likewise as a pleasure palace.
On Islamic-Moorish palace of the murcian emir Ibn Hud the monastery of Santa Clara was founded, which since 1365 houses the Poor Clares. In this building confluence of several centuries of history and different cultures like the Islamic, Gothic and Baroque. The museum space and nuns live in harmony.
Andalusí archeology section is located in the halls of the former Islamic palace of the XIII century, where also representative collections of Islamic art and archeology throughout the Region of Murcia are exposed.
Preserves one of the oldest Arab pools of Spain.
Source: Wikipedia, murciaturistica.es and museosdemurcia.com
Siguiendo la corriente de la comunidad CityDailyPhoto, me he propuesto dejar en este blog fotos de Murcia, como forma de mostrar al mundo qué joya de ciudad y de provincia tenemos. Agradecer al creador de ParisDailyPhoto su gran idea de mostrar la ciudad de uno mismo desde otro punto de vista. Following the tide of community CityDailyPhoto, I proposed to leave in this blog photos of Murcia, as a way to show to the world what a jewel of city and province we have. Thanks to the creator of ParisDailyPhoto for his great idea to show the city of oneself from another angle.
The Region of Murcia is located in the southeastern of Spain, between Andalusia (west), Castilla-La Mancha (North), Valencia (East) and the Mediterranean Sea (South).
The city of Murcia is the capital of the Region. Other major cities are: Cartagena, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas, Mazarrón, Aguilas ...