Monuments in Granada
Main monuments in Granada that you should not miss.
List of the most famous Arab and Christian monuments that should not be missed.
Main monuments in Granada that you should not miss.
There are countless monuments to visit in the city apart from the Alhambra. These are the most important ones:
This is themain Catholic temple in the city and it is the one which most accurately reflects the Renaissance in Spain. It was built after the Spanish Reconquista in Granada and on top of the site of the great mosque of Granada. The facade was built by Alonso Cano, a famous artist from Granada. Apart from its vast interior and artistic sophistication the doorway of San Jerónimo and the Royal Chapel are also outstanding.
The ticket price is 5 € and includes an audio guide. There are student discounts:
It was built commissioned by the Catholic Monarchs for their bodies to be buried in Granada. It is Gothic in style and the interior houses the legacy and remains of Isabella and Ferdinand. Inside you will find a variety of cultural and artistic objects: paintings, tapestries, books...
Inside the Chapel you can visit the crypt, the royal mausoleum, altarpieces and baroque sculptures.
The normal ticket price is 4 €. Entry is free for:
It is one of the few structures that are still preserved from the ancient Nasrid city at the foot of the Alhambra. Bañuelo, also known as Aammim Alyawza or los Baños del Nogal, is one of the best preserved Arab baths in Granada. In order to get to know how sophisticated the Nasrid culture was a visit to the Bañuelo is a must.
The price of a ticket is 2.20 €.
After crossing the whole of Sacromonte and going up the last slope you will see the Abbey. The Abbey is a location for pilgrimage and other religious festivities where locals go to either honor San Cecilio or accompany the Cristo de los Gitanos during Holly week.
Inside the Abbey you can admire its beautiful architecture and interior courtyard where very valuable items are on display, such as documents belonging to Averroes, a letter from Pizarro to Charles V or an anonymous portrait by Picasso.
Entrance is limited to guided tours only. Remember to make a reservation if you are traveling with a group.
This alhónidga is located near the Alcaicería. It was used for storage purposes and trading. It dates back to the 14th century, during the height of the Nasrid dynasty in Granada. It currently houses a tourist information center and an extraordinary Andalusian book shop.
This church is located in the Realejo district. Although it was originally built in Gothic style, it also has some typical features, characteristic of Baroque, Renaissance and Contemporary styles. These were contributions made by other artists.
Apart from the statue honoring Fray Luis de Granada, you can contemplate the coat of arms of the Catholic Monarchs on the portico and the popular motto 'Tanto monta'.
This is an ancient palace belonging to the Almohad period built on top of the wall which protected the Realejo district and it was used by Muslim rulers during Ramadan. What remains now of the Arab construction is the tower. This resembles The Chamber of the Ambassadors in the Alhambra.
Entrance is free of charge.
Saint Jerome, apart from being a church, is a monastery. Its construction was commissioned by the Catholic Monarchs. There are two beautiful cloisters with gardens inside although only one of them can be visited. Gran Capitán, an important historical figure in the Taking of Granada, is buried in the Latin cross shaped church.
Tickets cost 4 € and it is free for children under the age of 10.
It is located next to Parque del Triunfo. The Hospital Real was founded during the Catholic Monarchs period and, as its name suggests, it housed a hospital replacing the one located in the Alhambra.
It currently houses the Rectorate of the University of Granada. Although there are many offices there it is open to the public.
When we speak of the Basílica de las Angustias, we are referring to the real essence of Granada. An ancient chapel existed even before the construction of the Basilica. It was built as a result of the growth of devotion to the patron saint of Granada. The decoration on the inside is exquisite, especially the altarpiece on the high altar and the Virgin niche.
The ideal moment to visit this monument is the 15th September. On this day, there is a floral offering to the Virgen de las Angustias. The local people cover the facade in flowers to honor their city's patron.
The bulding is Baroque in style and bears a great wealth of altarpieces and murals. The remains of San Juan de Dios are in the altarpiece at the high altar.
The idea behind its construction was to support the poor. For many centuries it was used for this purpose as well as for training all of the brethren. The beauty of its Mudéjar style is outstanding, especially the marble pillars in the cloister.
The most important museums in Granada with a brief description the theme and content of the exhibitions.
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If you want to know more about the Alhambra and if you wish to receive first-hand information, we invite you to get to know the monument on one of our guided tours. Travel with us through the history of all the parts of the Alhambra.