Learn about the history of the Mauror Hill, where a thin line separates the Realejo from the Alhambra complex. A historic place that came to house thousands of captives during the Nasrid period.
Meeting point: Kiosco de Prensa Chalo, Plaza Nueva junto a la esquina con Calle Elvira.
Hours: Saturday, 10.00 am.
Includes: Guided support.
Does not include: Transportation to the meeting point
Small-Group Tour is limited to a maximum of 15 travelers.
Get to know the History of the Hill of Mauror, where one of the largest penitentiary districts of Europe from the 13th to the 15th centuries was located. This hill is parallel to the Hill of the Sabika, where is the Alhambra, and is the enclave where the Nasrid dynasty concentrated a large number of slaves. During the tour we will show you those remnants that still remain of that immense enclosure. For this we have access to one of the few underground galleries that remain standing and can be visited. This space is inside the Rodríguez Acosta Foundation *, which thanks to the architectural project of the painter José María Ródriguez-Acosta has been preserved. These galleries were part of this penitentiary but its origin dates back even centuries. The rest of the visit continues through the exterior of this wide hill until you reach the Carmen de los Mártires. The Carmen or Campo de los Mártires maintains a close relationship with the context of the visit whose details will be revealed during the itinerary. Today, it conserves a house of historicist origin and Frenchified gardens that hide in some of its rooms the remains of the old monastery. In that place, an almost mystical place due to its surroundings and peace, San Juan de la Cruz wrote The Dark Night of the Soul and, as they say, planted a tree that has remained standing since then somewhere in the immense grove.