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The citadel had several public toilets, ovens, workshops, silos and cisterns and, of course, the houses of high officials, employees and servants of the court.
As a result of the War of Independence, the buildings were in ruins, and part of the wall and its towers had to be rebuilt almost entirely. The visitor can see the foundations of the buildings, as well as the wall from the inside, with the steps of the round, battlements and merlons and a great view of the Generalife from the east. Leaving the Nasrid Palaces, there are the * Partal Gardens, with the famous Ladies' Tower and the huge pond that until recently was guarded by two majestic stone lions, which are now in the museum of the Alhambra. Br />
In this enclosure, near the pond, are the remains of the Palace of Yusuf III, who wanted to evoke clearly his predecessor of Comares, and that before the ruin was the residence of the governor of the Alhambra, the Marquis of Mondéjar.
Somewhere farther up is the Parador de San Francisco, formerly a convent of the order and formerly an Arab palace, from the time of Yusuf V, exempt like the previous one of Yusuf III. In the passage towards the Generalife are very interesting the towers and the water system, which we leave aside.