Generalife: Mirador Romántico – Romantic Viewpoint

Mirador Romántico - Romantic Viewpoint - Obseravtory located at the highest point on the Generalife, Granada, Spain

Mirador Romántico – Romantic Viewpoint

Mirador Romántico – Romantic Viewpoint
Located on the highest point on the Generalife, Mirador Romántico is an observatory that provides a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding area, including the Alhambra. The structure does not fit well with the rest of the buildings in the Generalife because it is not a Nasrid-era building. Built in 1836 – many years after the fall of the Nasrids – by Don Jaime Traversa, the administrator of the Generalife at that time, it is a neo-gothic style building.

It is situated at the end of the Escalera del Agua (Water Stairway), and most-likely replaced a Nasrid-era oratory (prayer hall), where the sultan and his entourage came to pray and enjoy the panoramic view.

Related Pages
Generalife – Heavenly Gardens of the Nasrids
Alhambra
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

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