It is a Nasrid palace, the “Queen’s Palace”, it is the place where Boabdil’s mother lived, the last palace that the Moorish crown had in the Albayzín quarter, where the origin of Granada city is as the first settlement was established there. We can reach this palace by two ways: from the Plaza de San Miguel Bajo, through the Callejón del Gallo; or through the Plaza Larga, Arco de los Pesas and Callejón de las Monjas. It is surrounded by emblematic buildings such as the Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real, the Church of San Miguel and the 11th century Zirid walls.
This area was known as Alcazaba Cadima or Vieja, where the palace of the Zirid monarchs was located in the 11th century but as from the 15th century, the word Albayzín (which was the name of one of the quarters of the hill) designated also all the urban complex constituted by different quarters: Axares, Zenete, Albayzín and Alcazaba Cadima were some of them.
The Daralhorra Palace was built in the 15th century on the foundations of the Palace of the Zirid monarchs. Its great historical interest lies in the fact that it is the only remaining one of all the palaces that were in this quarter in past times. The name “Dar-al-horra” means “House of the Honest Lady”.