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Monasterio de San Jerónimo

Granada

The highlights of this church are the impressive vaulted coffered ceilings and the elegant cloister located next to the main gallery. Stones from the Moorish Puerta de Elvira were used to build the church. Inside, the mortal remains of Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba (known as the Gran Capitán) are preserved.

Monasterio de Santa Isabel La Real

Granada

Founded as a convent by Isabel la Católica in 1504, the convent’s church was built between 1574 and 1592 on part of a former palace of Moorish rulers. The church has a single nave, with the main chapel. The bowl [...]

Monumental gates in Santa Fe

Santa Fe

The historical town centre of Santa Fe is marked by four monumental gates: the Puerta de Granada to the east, the Puerta de Sevilla to the south, the Puerta de Jaén to the north and the Puerta de Loja to [...]

Moorish tower

Escúzar

This Moorish tower is located in the centre of town and is adjoined to the church. It was the inspiration that led to the building of the series of buildings including the Casa Grande, the parish church and the current [...]

Moorish watchtower

Albolote

On the hill next to the town, in the Sierra Elvira, there is a circular watchtower that dates back to the Nasrid period. It was used to watch the pass called Corredor del Cubillas.

Mudejar Church of la Encarnación

Lanjarón

This church was built on the site of an old mosque. It was destroyed by fire in the Moorish revolts, and had to be rebuilt. It has a Mudejar ceiling hihglighting its Arab origin. In the 19th century the present-day [...]

Nasrid fortress

Alquife

These are the remains of an Arab building located on a hill near Alquife. It may have been built on the site of an earlier fortress. Its peculiarity is its use of ‘ferrura’, iron ore slag, in the decorative elements [...]

Nasrid fortress

La Rábita

This fortress, La Rábita, dates back to the 12th century. Located on the outskirts of Albuñol, it was built on the site of a former Muslim tower-fortress and monastery, which was the headquarters of Muslim fighter monks responsible for watching [...]

Nasrid Garden

Vélez de Benaudalla

Known as the ‘Generalife Chico’, this is an exceptional example of a Moorish garden and a great viewpoint over the Guadalfeo valley. The garden is set out in stepped terraces, which are connected by paths. Amongst the varied plant species [...]

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 [...]

Palace of Condes de Antillón

Deifontes

This building is also known as the Castillo de los Marqueses de Casablanca. It is a 19th century manor house. After the confiscation of Mendizabal it was purchased at auction by the Countess de Antillon. It has a walled garden [...]

Palacio Arzobispal del Cuzco

Víznar

The Palacio del Cuzco was built as a summer residence in 1795 for Don Juan Manuel de Moscoso y Peralta, who was bishop of Cuzco at the time and soon to become the archbishop of Granada.

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 [...]

Palacio de los Córdova

Granada

This is a building with a Renaissance entrance surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards. Luis Fernández de Córdoba, the Chief Lieutenant of Granada, had it built in 1530.

Palacio de los Enríquez

Baza

This palace was built in 1506 by Enrique Enríquez, uncle of the Catholic Kings. It has numerous Mudejar coffered ceilings that are richly decorated and it is a magnificent example of a Renaissance palace inspired by the Italian country house. [...]



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