Granada’s art and culture



Arab castle


This fort was part of the first line of defence of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada, although its existence is already documented several centuries earlier. There are two separate areas of the castle and a large enclosure of considerable proportions. [...]

Arab watchtower


This watchtower dates back to the Arab period, and is the only one still standing of a series of watchtowers that guarded the route between Granada and Alhama. The watchtower is located in the Hacienda de San Rafael, near where [...]



These Arab baths or hammams were where locals would go to wash and take care of their body and it was also a popular meeting place. The Bañuelo dates back to the 11th century and is one of the best preserved bathhouses in Spain.

Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Las Angustias


Built in the late 17th century, this basilica houses the image of the patron saint of the city, Nuestra Señora de las Angustias. It is a beautiful seated sculpture of Our Lady holding Christ in Her arms. Originally there was [...]

Caño Wamba

Alhama de Granada

This public fountain dates back to the 16th century. On it you can see the coat of arms of the Catholic Kings and Charles V. It is situated in the centre of the town.

Capilla Real


The Catholic Kings, who saw Granada as a symbol of the unity of Spain and the Christian kingdom, ordered this Royal Chapel to be built as their final resting place.

Carmen de los Mártires


Legend has it that this villa was built on the site of the former dungeons that held Christian prisoners in Nasrid times. When the city was conquered by the Christians the building became a Carmelite convent, where San Juan de [...]

Carmen de San Rafael

This civil monument dates back to the 16thcentury. It belonged to the Acosta family until the City Council converted it into the local cultural museum, the public library and exhibition hall. It is set within splendid gardens with mature trees [...]

Casa Almenada

Castillo de Tajarja

This is probably the oldest building in the village. It was used as prison in the Moorish period. In the upper part you can see the railing of the door of the church dating back to 1840. José Alvarez de [...]

Casa de Castril


This is a beautiful Renaissance palace built in 1539. Although it is traditionally attributed to Diego de Siloé, recent studies suggest that Sebastián de Alcántara was the architect. The house has an original Plateresque façade. The building houses the Architectural [...]

Casa de la Inquisición

Alhama de Granada

This house was built in Flemish gothic style in the 15th century and dates back to the same period as the Iglesia Mayor. It used to be the headquarters of the local court of the Inquisition. The façade, a mixture [...]

Casa de La Palma


This house was built on the site of a sugar mill, which belonged to a Moor, but was confiscated by the Crown. Later the house was leased to Lucas Palma, a merchant from Genoa, after the uprising of 1569. From [...]

Casa de los Fonseca


This house belonged to Don Juan de Fonseca. To one side it is attached to the church with direct access to the choir stalls. The building dates back to the end of 16th century, but does have some later additions. [...]

Casa de los Mancebos


This is the family home of a bourgeois family from Granada, built in the mid-18th century. It is one of the oldest buildings in Caniles. Inside there are some interesting decorative elements. The Calle Nueva was created as a result [...]

Casa de los Penalva


This unusual building was built by the Penalva family, and is one of the finest examples of Catalan modernist architecture, as can be clearly seen from its impressive façade.