Palacio de Dar-al-Horra


Up high in the Albayzín – down a lane off Placeta de San Miguel Bajo and Callejón del Gallo – this 15th-century Nasrid palace was the home of sultana Aixa, the mother of Boabdil, Granada’s last Muslim ruler. It's surprisingly intimate, with rooms set around a central courtyard and fabulous views across the surrounding neighbourhood and over to the Alhambra. After the Reconquista, it was incorporated into the adjacent Monasterio de Santa Isabel la Real. Admission includes entry to the El Bañuelo Moorish baths.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Granada attractions

1. Iglesia de San Miguel Bajo

0.07 MILES

One of the Albayzín's loveliest churches, overlooking a snug cafe-dotted plaza, the whitewashed Mudéjar San Miguel Bajo church was built atop an old…

2. Casa-Museo Max Moreau

0.15 MILES

Get a rare (and free) glimpse of one of Granada's secret cármenes at the former home of 20th-century Belgium portrait painter and composer Max Léon Moreau…

3. Mirador San Nicolás

0.22 MILES

For those classic sunset shots of the Alhambra sprawled along a wooded hilltop with the Sierra Nevada mountains looming in the background, wander up…

4. Calle Calderería Nueva

0.27 MILES

Linking the upper and lower parts of the Albayzín, Calle Calderería Nueva is a narrow street famous for its teterías (teahouses). It's also a good place…

5. Archivo-Museo San Juan de Dios

0.28 MILES

This small museum occupies the aristocratic Casa de los Pisa where Granada's resident saint, San Juan Robles (San Juan de Díos), died in 1550. The house…

6. Colegiata del Salvador


Dominating the Plaza del Salvador near the top of the Albayzín, the 16th-century Colegiata del Salvador rests on the site of the Albayzín’s former mosque,…

7. Baños Árabes El Bañuelo


Sitting by the Río Darro, this well-preserved Moorish bathhouse dates to the 11th or 12th century. Light beams into its vaulted brick rooms through…

8. Iglesia de Santa Ana

0.31 MILES

Off the eastern corner of Plaza Nueva, Plaza Santa Ana is dominated by this 16th-century Mudéjar church whose bell tower incorporates the minaret of the…