Parador de San Francisco – A Former Nasrid Palace and Franciscan Monastery
Located near the eastern end of the Alhambra, this building used to be part of a Nasrid palace built in the 14th century. After the Christian kings took over the Alhambra, it was converted sometime in the 16th century into a Franciscan convent to fulfill a promise Queen Isabella made to build a shrine for St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Orders. In the ensuing years, many Christian kings were interred in the chapel of the monastery.
After a considerable remodeling of the interiors, it was converted into a Parador, a luxury hotel run by the Government of Spain. The architecture and decoration of its interiors are now a mixture of Nasrid, Christian, and modern styles. The hotel is also called Parador de Granada.
—Palacios Nazaríes – Nasrid Palaces – A Shining Example of Moorish Art and Architecture
—Los Jardines del Partal – The Gardens of the Partal
—Alcazaba – A Formidable Fortress of the Nasrids
—Medina, the Bustling City
—Alhambra – Christian-Era Monuments
— Alhambra – Outer Monuments
Generalife – Heavenly Gardens of the Nasrids
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