Granada’s art and culture

Cultural itineraries

A stroll through the Albaicín using all your senses

There are windows to history. And also doors. One of them is the one of Elvira, where a route begins through the Muslim vestiges housed at the Palace of Dar-al-Horra as neuralgic point.

Almorvids and Almohads route

The Route of the Almoravids and Almohads passes through three geographical areas. It starts in the so-called “pueblos blancos” or whitewashed villages of Cadiz, many of which have the words “of the border” in their names, an indication of the [...]

Alpujarra Route

The Alpujarras stretch between Granada and Almería. To follow this route, that joins the capital cities of both provinces, a series of mountain passes are used so as not to cross the massif formed by the Sierra Nevada, Sierra de [...]

Baroque Granada

In the 17th and 18th centuries Granada was the centre of Andalusian Baroque architecture, which can clearly be seen in the façade of the city’s Cathedral, whose building works started during the Renaissance, the Sacristy and Tabernacle of Cartuja. This [...]

Califate route

This route is altogether an adventure for the spirit: the two poles between which the fabulous cultural, religious, political and social legacy, which represents the stay of the Muslims in the peninsula, oscillates, with an almost moribund intensity.

El Legado Andalusi

The Legado Andalusi is a foundation from the Junta de Andalucia. Its aims are promoting the knowledge and spreading the cultural patrimony of the Spanish Muslim period. The main target is to follow the traces of Al-Andalus, the Spanish Muslim [...]

Federico García Lorca tour

  Federico García Lorca was a world famous poet and playwright from Granada. There are four museums where visitors can learn about the author and his life. The first is the Museo-Casa Natal de Federico García Lorca in Fuente Vaqueros [...]

Granada before and after the Catholic Kings

Granada is an ancient city: the people of the Bronze Age, the Iberians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Spaniards left their mark on the city. It has a long history, and the periods just before and after the conquest by the Catholic Kings, on 2nd January 1492, are particularly interesting. Before this date, Granada was a purely Muslim city, with many beautiful mosques, narrow streets and typical markets, and after it fell into Christian hands, it was turned into an example of modern city of the new Spain.


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