Carmen de los Mártires


A peaceful oasis on the hillside south of the Alhambra, these romantically dishevelled gardens sprawl around a restored 19th-century mansion, with uplifting views of the city and surrounding mountains. Over the years the site has hosted a prison, a chapel, a convent and more; today it's a great spot to escape the crowds.

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1. Casa-Museo Manuel de Falla


Arguably Spain's greatest classical composer and an artistic friend of Lorca, Manuel de Falla (1876–1946) was born in Cádiz, but spent his key years in…

3. Convento de San Francisco

0.22 MILES

This former convent on the Alhambra, now home to the luxury Parador de Granada hotel, is where Isabel and Fernando were laid to rest while their tombs in…

4. Placeta Joe Strummer

0.26 MILES

Joe Strummer of The Clash was a regular visitor to Granada in the 1980s and '90s. He's commemorated in this small, dusty square, Placeta Joe Strummer,…

5. Jardines del Partal

0.27 MILES

An area of beautiful terraced gardens laid out in the Alhambra in the 20th century. Its most famous landmark is the Palacio del Partal, a 14th-century…

6. Iglesia de Santa María de la Alhambra

0.28 MILES

Inside the Alhambra grounds, the Iglesia de Santa María de la Alhambra was built between 1581 and 1618 on the site of the complex's original mosque. Save…

7. Alhambra

0.29 MILES

The Alhambra is Granada’s – and Europe’s – love letter to Moorish culture. Set against the brooding Sierra Nevada peaks, this fortified palace started…

8. Puerta de la Justicia

0.29 MILES

If you already have your Alhambra ticket, you can climb the Cuesta Empedrada path and pass through the horseshoe-arch door of the austere Puerta de la…