Know the Alhambra

Monumental Ensemble
  • Setting


    The Nasrid Alhambra was a courtly city, conceived and built to serve the royal court.

  • The Palatial City

    The Palatial City

    The palatial city consist of six palaces and two tower-palaces, of which only the Palaces of Comares and of the Lions have been preserved.

  • The Generalife

    The Generalife

    The Generalife was built between the 12th and 14th Century. The palace was used by the Muslim royalty as a place of rest.

  • Areas surrounding the complex

    Areas surrounding the complex

    In addition to touring the Alhambra Historical-Artistic Monuments Complex, a number of complementary visits are also in order.


  • Museum of the Alhambra

    Museum of the Alhambra

    the Museum of the Alhambra is distributed in seven halls devoted to the culture and the Spanish-Moorish art.

  • Museum in Honour of Angel Barrios

    Museum in Honour of Angel Barrios

    The collection includes drawings, paintings, watercolors, scores and correspondence of the composer.

  • Library


    The digitisation of its bibliographical collection facilitates its dissemination.

  • Photo collection

    Photo collection

    The Photo collection is composed by 32,000 items between photographs, plans, postcards, drawings and posters.

  • Archive


    The Archive is managed by the Council of the Alhambra and the Generalife and is part of the Andalusian System of Archives.

  • Conference Room

    Conference Room

    The Council values the accomplishment of cultural initiatives in several areas of the Monument that enrich its image and its history.