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Institute/Center: Escuela de Estudios Árabes
Author: Alejandro Pérez Ordóñez
Archaeological excavations in the Alcázar Real of Guadalajara, carried out by LAAC (Laboratory for Archaeology and Architecture of the City) between 2005 and 2007. This is an example of palatine architecture rooted in Andalusí tradition and built by the Kings of Castilla. The complex dates back at least to the thirteenth century and shows similar features to those in other palaces of al-Andalus and the Christian kingdoms, such as the cruising courtyard garden and central pool and the great qubba, the Castilian precedent to the one built in the Moorish Palace of Comares at the Alhambra in Granada.