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Roman watchtower and bridge

La Malahá

This construction dates back to the Roman times. The bridge gives access to the municipality’s salt mine.

Royal Baths

Granada

The Royal Baths in the Palacio de Comares are the only medieval Islamic hamams in the Western world that are so well preserved. This is one of the most intriguing and interesting parts of the Alhambra for visitors and artists [...]

Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza

Motril

This was originally built on the site of the citadel, the residence of Queen Aixa Alhorra, mother of Boabdil, which defended Motril in the Muslim period. Isidro de la Chica built the church in 1631 in an austere proto-Baroque style. [...]

The Alhambra

Granada

The Alhambra is a city, fortress and palace built by the kings of the Nasrid dynasty of the Kingdom of Granada. It is the symbol of Granada and is the most visited monument in Spain, a true masterpiece of Muslim art in Europe.

Tio Bayo Tower

Albuñuelas

This is an old watchtower of Arab origin. It is made of stone and is a typical example of a with Nasrid farmhouse tower. It is located on the outskirts of the town and has a washing place still used [...]

Torre de Roma

Chauchina

This defensive tower is 538 metres tall and was built in the 15th century in the Nasrid period. It is one of the best-preserved towers of its kind in the province of Granada. The solid pyramidal trunk is made of [...]

Torre Mora

Salar

The Torre Mora was built in the 12th century in the Nasrid period. Although its original structure has been thoroughly renovated, the old castle tower is still preserved in perfect condition. It is located in the centre of the town. [...]

Torre Pesquera

Algarinejo

The Torre Pesquera was part of a series of defensive structures and is accessed by the road that leads from Zagra to Fuentes de Cesna. It was built on a promontory of the Río Pequesra near its confluence with the [...]

Torres Bermejas

Granada

This military fortress is located on the Mauror hill and was built on the site of even older buildings. It was an independent defensive construction until the 14th century, when it was linked to the Alhambra by a long stretch [...]

Tower in Vélez de Benaudalla

Vélez de Benaudalla

This structure was built in the late 15th century after the capture of the city by the Catholic Kings to maintain control of the region and to monitor the route from Granada to the coast near Lanjarón. The tower is [...]

Walls of Albaicín

Granada

In the district of Albaicín, in the centre of today’s Granada, there remain many vestiges of the fortified wall that used to surround the city. The large walls are reinforced with brick and stone. Some parts of the wall date [...]

Watchtower

Cónchar

This ancient watchtower dates back to the Nasrid period and is known as La Atalaya. It is located on the road to Albuñuelas and was used to communicate visually with the Castillo Dúrcal and with the neighbouring Torre de Marchal [...]



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