Next to Plaza de los Aljibes and below the northern façade of the Palace of Charles V is the Courtyard of Machuca. Its namesake is Pedro Machuca. This first architect of the king’s palace lived and had his studio in the Mexuar Room seen on the right. This was the council chamber and courthouse when finished in 1365. About 300 years later, the space was transformed into a chapel. The tower behind it is Torre de Comares. On the right is where your tour group will enter the Nasrid Palaces.