Due to its small size, the Patio de las Muñecas, Courtyard of the Dolls, is considered part of the private quarters of the palace. Its columns and capitals of construction materials, Hispanic-Muslim works of quality reused by the architects of Pedro I, match with the intimate and elegant character of this area traditionally associated with the residence of the queen. Although it may seem that the name alludes to the smallness of the enclosure, it is probably due to the heads that decorate the plasterwork of its arches. Very refurbished since the time of the Catholic Monarchs, the two upper floors are romantic additions of the 19th century. Nevertheless, the stylized fruit motifs that, like pineapples, decorate the original plasterwork, make the visitors of these courtyards think of the nearby presence of the garden.
From this smaller patio starts a corridor that leads out to the outside where it is assumed that there could have been, or at least have been projected there, a bathroom. On two of its outer sides, this area of the palace seems to have been surrounded by a garden that separated from the surrounding orchards by a small wall, and on whose high part circulated the water that supplied this supposed bath.
The use of gardens and baths by medieval Christian monarchs implies an imitation of the values and elements characteristic of the Islamic princely culture infrequent in the Christian Europe of that time, which tells us about the singularity of these spaces.