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Iglesia parroquial Nuestra Señora del Rosario

Láchar

This church, with its slender tower, was inaugurated in 1950.

Iglesia parroquial Nuestra Señora del Rosario

Escúzar

The first record of the church dates back to 1563, but the exact date of its construction is difficult to establish as a mixture of architectural styles have been used. In the 18th century the main chapel and altar and [...]

Iglesia y convento de la Merced

Baza

This church and monastery were built at the beginning of the 16th century on the site of a Muslim shrine dating back to the 12th century, destroyed by the Almohads. It is divided into three sections with a main chapel [...]

Iglesia-Convento de San Pedro de Alcántara

Íllora

This church was built in the 16th and 17th centuries. After the Confiscation it was used for various activities, but it was finally fully renovated and now houses the local town hall. It used to be the church of the [...]

Íllora Castle

Íllora

This medieval fortification is situated on the rocky elevation that arises in the middle of the town This walled castle was built by the Muslims in the 10th and 11th centuries and includes Caliphate and Taifas elements. It was restored [...]

La Atalaya

Deifontes

This Moorish watchtower dates back to the 14th century.  From here you can see the whole valley of the Río Cubillas, from the mountains and plains of Iznalloz all the way to the reservoir of Cubillas and the nearby villages. [...]

La Calahorra Castle

La Calahorra

This castle is built on the only hill at the foot of Sierra Nevada that looks over the extensive plain of the Marquesado del Zenete. The Castillo de La Calahorra was an architectural revolution at the time, as it was the first Renaissance building to be built in Spain, a style that was already hugely popular in Italy. It marks the move away the Gothic aesthetic that was the style prevailing across most of Europe. The castle was built in just three years, between 1509 and 1512.

La Madraza Palace

Granada

Located opposite the Royal Chapel, this building housed the Muslim School of Islamic Law founded by Yusuf I in the 14th century. After the city was captured by the Catholic Kings, the building became Granada’s first City Hall.

La Najarra Palace

Almuñécar

This villa was built in neo-Arab style in the mid-19th century on the site of an original Moorish house. It currently houses the Tourist Office of the town.

Los Arcos

Castillo de Tajarja

These are the well-preserved remains of an Arab fortress. They are located in the centre of the town next to the church and the Casa Grande, which together create a small square.

Manor house of Cazulas or Casa de la Marquesa

Otívar

This villa dates back to Arab times. It used to be a farm and then a stately home. Now it is a bed and breakfast.

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 [...]

Moclín Castle

Moclín

This castle was built in the mid 13th century to help defend the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada. It is also known as the Hins Al-Muqlin, (literally the fortress of the two pupils). It was built to mark the frontier between the kingdoms of Granada and Castile.

Monasterio de La Cartuja

Granada

The building of this monastery began in 1506, blending Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles. The church, the Sancta Sanctorum and Sacristy illustrate the rise of the Spanish and Andalusian Baroque style.

Monasterio de la Concepción

Granada

The Monasterio de la Concepción is one of the oldest and most symbolic convents in Granada. This unique monument is situated in the heart of the lower Albaicín district, opposite the Alhambra and parallel to the Río Darro.



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