Granada’s art and culture

Cultural heritage


Casa del Tercio or Casa de la Tercia


This house belonged to the Duke of Alba. It was here that the inhabitants of Castillejos formerly paid their rent – one third of their crops. For this reason it was called Casa del Tercio (literally one third) or Tercia. [...]

Casa Real del Soto de Roma

Fuente Vaqueros

This house is located little more than a kilometre outside of town, in the direction of Valderrubio. It is a small palace with lovely gardens and exotic trees. From here the Soto de Roma estate, an old country property of [...]

Castillejo del Madroño


This castle is nestled in a very steep slope and is difficult to access. It was probably built in the early Middle Ages, because the fragments of handmade pottery that have been found here strongly suggest this. Its use in [...]

Castillo de Cabrera


This Arab structure is situated on the upper part of the Río Fardes, which passes through Diezma. Two original structures made of big stone blocks, still stand today. Parts of what most probably was a cistern and some of its [...]

Castillo de los Almendros


At the top of the Colina de Iznalloz hill you can see a few remains of the Castillo de los Almendros. This was built in the Nasrid period on the ruins of another older structure. This fortress had two towers, [...]

Cave dwellings in Los Algarves


The collection of cave dwellings is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. There are about 300 caves in all scattered around these slopes, which together formed the Almohad town of Los Algarves in the 12th century.

Cave of Cacín


This is a Neolithic archaeological site located in the area known as Los Tajos. The cave was inhabited during the Stone Age and inside various ceramics with triangular seals were found. Among the findings, the famous Vaso de Cacín was [...]

Cave of Malalmuerzos


This archaeological site is located near Tózar and is called La Cueva de Malalmuerzos.  It was an important Neolithic settlement where Palaeolithic paintings of hunting scenes have been discovered.

Caves by the bank of Guardal river


Also known as La Moreria, archaeological sites and artefacts were discovered in these caves, indicating that there were human settlements dating back to the Prehistoric period. A few years ago some swords with curved blades were found here, which are [...]

Caves of Fatimbulla


These prehistoric caves are situated in the municipality of Agrón. They are located within the grounds of a private farm, so prior permission must be sought to visit them.

Cerro de la Mora archaeological site

Moraleda de Zafayona

This archaeological site was declared an official Site of Cultural and Archaeological Interest. It contains fragments that date back to the later stages of the Bronze Age, to the Iberian period and the Roman Empire. Here traces of copper and [...]

Cerro del Cántaro archaeological site

Benalúa de las Villas

It is an archaeological site located in the Cerro del Cantaro, about two kilometres away from the town centre. In this place they have appeared rests of Iberian time. Rest of mills and farming tools have been discovered. From the [...]

Cerro Real


On this hill you can find the traces of the cultures that settled in southern Spain over the past 4,000 years. The ceramic fragments found here can be traced back to the Iberians, Romans, Greeks, and Arabs and include mosaic [...]


Cúllar Vega

This large cistern, located in the centre of the town Cúllar Vega, dates back to the 16th century. It collected, stored and distributed the waters from the rivers Genil and Dílar.