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 [...]

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 [...]

Puerta de las Granadas

Granada

The gate was built in the 16th century to commemorate the visit of the Emperor, and it is therefore known as the Puerta de Carlos V. It is at the foot of the forest of the Alhambra, on the Cuesta [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Puerta del Vino

Granada

This is one of the oldest gateways in the Alhambra. It used to lead into the citadel, giving access to the inner section of the fortified upper Alhambra. Since 1556, the inhabitants of the Alhambra left the wine that they [...]

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 [...]

Puerta de la Justicia

Granada

This gateway is located on the southern wall of the fortress next to the Pilar de Carlos V, and is currently the main entrance to the Alhambra. It has a huge horseshoe arch with a hand etched into a corner, [...]



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