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Granada’s art and culture

Granada, a land with a long and ancient history, has a rich artistic and cultural heritage left behind by the Muslims and Christians. The wide variety of artistic styles, the high quality of the musical and theatrical legacy, and the rich traditions that define its people, give culture an important place in the province being one of its biggest attractions.

Alcazaba

Granada

This is the oldest part of the Alhambra. It was the defensive area of the complex, where the army was garrisoned. Mohammed I built a wall around the castle and built three towers: the Torre del Homenaje, the Torre de [...]

El Partal

Granada

This beautiful building – of which only a large pond, a five-arched portico and the Torre Mirador de las Damas remain – was built by Muhammad III. Next to it there are three small and modest houses, of which there [...]

Generalife

Granada

The Palace and gardens are separate from the Alhambra and were used by the Nasrid kings as a retreat and a place of rest, particularly in the summer months. The Generalife is located in the so-called Cerro del Sol and [...]

Iglesia de Santa María de la Alhambra

Granada

Built on the ruins of Granada’s great royal mosque, this church is dedicated to St. Mary of the Alhambra. It was designed by Juan de Herrera, who began building it in 1581. The floor plan is in the shape of [...]

Medina

Granada

This part is also known as the ‘Alhambra Alta’, which was where the nobles of the court lived and where the administrative and religious centres were located. Here too were a number of palaces and gardens. The former convent of [...]

Nasrid Palaces

Granada

The Royal Palace is divided into three separate areas: El Mexuar This was where legal affairs and matters of state were discussed and carried out. In the raised chamber, which could be closed up with shutters, was where the sultan [...]

Palacio de Carlos V

Granada

Emperor Charles V moved his court to the Alhambra in the summer months of 1526. From that time on he wanted to make Granada one his main residences. For this reason he planned to build a new palace, connected to [...]

Patio de Lindaraja

Granada

The courtyard was built as part of the renovations for the visit of Emperor Charles V and Empress Elizabeth of Portugal to Granada during their honeymoon. The courtyard has a central fountain, six surrounding rooms and the Mirador de Lindaraja. [...]



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