Yusuf I


Yusuf

Yusuf is credited with building Malaga’s Gibralfaro Castle and the ingenious passageway that connects it to the Alcazaba.

National Affiliation: Emirate of Granada
Occupation: Sultan of Granada
Castles: Alcazaba, Gibralfaro Castle
Personality: Courteous, Willful, Lordly

This sultan ruled the Emirate of Granada for over twenty years, from 1333 to 1354. His compassion for his people, easy nature, and love of the arts made his Kingdom a frequent target for more aggressive rulers.

Yusuf I lost much of his land to Alfonso XI of Castile.

Yusuf is credited with building Malaga’s Gibralfaro Castle and the ingenious passageway that connects it to the Alcazaba.