Sail the Iberian Peninsula - 2019

The Myrtle Patio

The Myrtle patio is composed of a rectangular reflecting pool surrounded by myrtle trees and flowering plants. Very calming environment and the myrtle trees were important in Islamic gardening because of their fragrance which was considered productive of serenity.

Myrtle Patio


The Royal Chapel Pictures were not allowed. Despite the rain, we enjoyed a walking tour of the bustling city and entered the Royal Chapel and then the Cathedral. The royal chapel was commissioned by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1505 and completed in 1517. Both are buried there as are Isabela’s sister and brother-in- law: Joanna the Mad and King Phillip II, though in a subordinate placement. As would be expected, the Chapel is richly decorated and the biers of Isabela and Ferdinand are elevated to show their closeness to God. The Granada Cathedral of the Incarnation As often happened after the Catholic Kings retook Spain from the Moors, a catholic cathedral was commissioned by the monarchy to be built over the

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