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Castillo de la Caba

Aldeire

Located on a rocky platform that towers over the path leading up to the Puerta de La Ragua, this castle was an important building in the Caliphate period, probably dating back to the 11th century. The pottery fragments found on [...]

Castillo de los Condes de Padul

Padul

This 17th century manor house was built in honour of Martín Pérez de Aróstegui, who defended Padul in the Moorish rebellion of 1568.

Castillo de Salobreña

Salobreña

The existence of a fortress in Salobreña was first recorded as early as the 10th century. Although the existing building’s layout points to a construction in the Nasrid period, its architecture is both Muslim and Christian. It has three courtyards. [...]

Castillo de San Miguel

Almuñécar

Only a few watchtowers by the sea and some walls of houses in the old city centre still remain of the Castillo de San Miguel. Some archways, rain tanks and a couple of other constructions are also still standing. This [...]

Castril Castle

Castril

Since ancient times Castril has been of great strategic value, especially in the Nasrid period when it controlled the Pasillo del Guadiana Menor. This was the route that joined the important cities of Baza and Guadix with other parts of [...]

Cathedral of Granada

Granada

The Cathedral of Granada is the first Renaissance church in Spain and is one of the finest examples of its type. The Catholic Kings began building it in 1492, intending for it to echo the Gothic style of the Cathedral in Toledo.

Cautor Tower

La Mamola

This tower is 23.5 metres tall. It was partially rebuilt in the 16th century, but was abandoned in the 19th century. It has a round base and a conical shape. Archaeologists believe that it could date back to as far [...]

Chapel of the Dávila Family

Brácana

This peculiar religious building located in the outskirts of Brácana, in the Plaza de San Luis, dates back to the 19th century.

Cloister of the Convento de San Francisco de Asís

Loja

This cloister was built at the beginning of the 16th century by royal decree. Today it is used as an inner patio of the Hospital Civil de San Francisco. It was part of the convent until 1835, when the Leyes [...]

Colegiata de Santa María La Mayor

Huéscar

This church dates back to the early 16th century. It was designed and built by Diego de Siloam. Of particular interest is the door of the sacristy and the Renaissance main entrance. Inside the church there is a fantastic Gothic [...]

Convento de la Concepción

Guadix

This convent belongs to an order of cloistered Franciscan nuns. It is located on the site of a former Arab souk, and for this reason its main entrance is via the Alcazaba. Large historic houses currently surround the convent, because [...]

Convento de los Misioneros de San Pedro de Alcántara

Albuñuelas

This house dates back to the 13th century and was recently restored to create the local Casa de Cultura.

Convento de los Padres Agustinos Recoletos

Monachil

This convent is located in the Monachil neighbourhood and dates back to 1912. It is dedicated to Saint Rita and was a place of pilgrimage in its day, attracting the faithful from all over the province.

Convento de San Luis

La Zubia

Isabel the Catholic commissioned the construction of this convent, built in the 16th century. At the moment only the church remains. The symbols and initials of the Catholic Kings can be seen on the façade of the building. It is built [...]



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