Yusuf III, Sultan of Granada

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Yusuf III (Arabic: يوسف الثالث‎) (1374–1417) was the thirteenth Nasrid Nasrid ruler of the Moorish Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula from 1408 to 1417. He inherited the throne from his brother, Muhammed VII, and was a noted builder and poet.

Yusuf had constructed the northernmost of the Nasrid dynasty palaces on the hill of the Alhambra. His palace consist of a long pool in the central courtyard with a lush garden, on the sides of which are the ruins of some rooms marking the site of a large building, structurally resembling the Palace of Comares.

At the front of the courtyard are the remains of what once was the main room of the palace: a tower overlooking a portico in the open patio. The remains of the walls now form a terrace that, as was the case in medieval times, provides one of loveliest views to be had in the Alhambra.

In 1718 Philip V ordered, the building to be demolished, parts of its structure was sold off.


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Yusuf III, Sultan of Granada
Cadet branch of the Banu Khazraj
Born: 1376 Died: 1417
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Muhammed VII
Sultan of Granada
Succeeded by
Muhammed VIII