Convento de San Francisco


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 the Capilla Real were being built.

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1. Jardines del Partal

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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…

2. Alhambra


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

3. Iglesia de Santa María de la Alhambra

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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…

4. Palacio del Partal

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A green reflecting pool announces this small porticoed palace, one of the oldest buildings in the Alhambra, dating from the time of Mohammed III (r 1302…

5. Sala de los Reyes

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In the Alhambra, at the eastern end of the Patio de los Leones, is the Sala de los Reyes (Hall of the Kings), with a leather-lined ceiling painted by 14th…

6. Sala de los Abencerrajes

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This is one of the star rooms in the Alhambra. Boasting a mesmerising octagonal stalactite ceiling, it's the legendary site of the murders of the noble…

7. Patio de los Leones

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The celebrated Patio de los Leones (Lion Courtyard) sits at the core of the Palacio de los Leones, the palace built in the Alhambra in the second half of…

8. Jardines Nuevos

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Also known as the Jardines Bajos (Lower Gardens), these gardens were laid in the Alhambra in the early 20th century as an approach to the Palacio del…