Legend has it that this villa was built on the site of the former dungeons that held Christian prisoners in Nasrid times. When the city was conquered by the Christians the building became a Carmelite convent, where San Juan de la Cruz was a prior for several years.
Today the villa has a distinct 19th-century appearance with some eastern influences. The gardens are a subtle blend of French and English designs, with a distinct Nasrid influence.
How to get there: Bus C3