Granada’s art and culture



Convento de Santa Catalina de Siena (Zafra)


This convent was founded in 1520 by the widow of the secretary to the Catholic Kings. Inside is a small Moorish house dating back to the 14th century, with a courtyard decorated in Moorish style and a cistern in the [...]

Convento de Santo Domingo


This convent was founded by the Catholic Monarchs. It has a single rectangular nave with a choir over the door. Its Mudejar ceilings are particularly interesting – they are probably one of the finest examples of Mudejar coffered ceilings in [...]

Convento de Santo Domingo


This convent was built in 1547. It was converted into the Teatro Oscense in the 19th century. Of particular interest are its beautiful coffered Mudejar ceiling and its courtyard. It has been declared an official Monument of National Interest.

Convento de Santo Domingo


This convent was built in the 16th century. Of particular interest are its beautiful cloister, the monumental staircase leading up into the convent, and the panelled ceiling of the church. The convent has been renovated several times.

Corral del Carbón


This is the only Alhóndiga (public building for the buying and selling of wheat) that survives out of three that are known to have existed in Granada. It was built in the early 14th century and used to be an inn for merchants.

Cortijo de San Ignacio


The Cortijo de San Ignacio and its oil mill are situated near the town of Ambroz. The picture by the Baroque artist Juan Ruiz Soriano that is housed in this building is of artistic and historical value. The Cortijo was [...]

Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo


The Cuarto Real  is a building from the 13th century and is considered a preceding of the Nasrid Palace architecture of the Alhambra. It was a possession of the Nasrid monarchs of Granada called the large orchards of the Almanxarra [...]

Cueva de los Siete Palacios


This is a domed complex that is part of the buildings surrounding the hill of San Miguel. It is one of the most important Roman urban remains in Spain and is now the site of the MunicipalArchaeologicalMuseum. In the 3rd [...]

Dar Al-Horra Palace


The palace was built in the 15th century on a former Zirid palace. It was the last home of Queen Aixa, the mother of Boabdil, and it took its name from her (‘Dar al-Horra’ means ‘house of the honest lady’ [...]

El Partal


This beautiful building – of which only a large pond, a five-arched portico and the Torre Mirador de las Damas remain – was built by Muhammad III. Next to it there are three small and modest houses, of which there [...]

El Torreón

Las Gabias

This tower was built as a fortress with buildings and walls around it. It is of great architectural interest because of its structure and because of the decoration in its interior (semi-circular arches, archivolts, columns with capitals). It was part [...]

Ermita de Jesús Nazareno


Some of the most revered images that are used during Easter in Loja are kept in this chapel. Its baroque altarpiece from the 17th century, attributed to Alonso Cano, is in excellent condition. This chapel is particularly important on Good [...]

Ermita de la Presentación


This chapel was built in the 16th century and underwent several reconstruction and renovation projects up until the 19th century. It is rectangular in shape with a single nave and two side chapels. The chapel of San José, is particularly [...]

Ermita de la Santa Cruz


This chapel was built in the 19th century and marks the entrance to the town centre.