East of the Nasrid Palaces and extending to the foot of the old Monastery of San Francisco are the Gardens of the Alhambra. The landscaped jardines sprawl across three terraces and are bordered by a crenellated defense curtainwall with watchtowers. The labyrinth of cobblestone walkways is dotted with courtyards, reflection ponds and fountains. They are graced with sculpted hedges, trees in geometric shapes and flower beds. Also visible are foundation walls from the former Palace of Yusuf III, the Sultan of Granada from 1408 until 1417. You will also enjoy seeing the Darro river below you and the city on the other side of the lush valley.