The Three Cultures Foundation is hosting the exhibition 'Paradises of the Ancient South, historical images of gardens in Andalusia and the Maghreb', promoted by the El legado andalusí Public Foundation.
The exhibition consists of a careful selection of photographs and models selected by the University of Granada specialists José Tito and Manuel Casares, through which the history and evolution of many of the oldest gardens in Andalusia and the Maghreb is reflected: the identity preserved in the gardens of the southern territories, in cities such as Granada, Malaga, Almeria, Cordoba, Seville, Tangier, Xauen, Fez, Tetuan, Marrakesh and Algiers.
The exhibition covers historical images which, for the most part, present the same garden at different points in time, making it possible to see how they have evolved. This is the case with some retrospectives of the Cármenes del Albaicín, which went from being fruit orchards to become garden spaces, as well as other emblematic spaces such as the Patio de los Arrayanes, the Patio de Machuca, the Partal, the garden of the Concepción in Málaga, and so on.
There are also evolutionary models, such as one that shows three different periods of the Generalife: 1526-1567, 1856-1875, 1934; or a model of the Alcazar Genil that reconstructs its hypothetical state around 1431, and its later state around 1934, when the Camino de Ronda was built. There are also some original pieces from the municipal historical archive of Granada.
The exhibition can be visited until 20 January 2022, with the following opening hours: Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm; and Fridays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. It is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.