Hispanic Muslim Monuments

Courtly residence of Sultana Aixa. A palace nestled in the heart of the Zirí city.

For your interest

  • Corral del Carbón

    The corn merchants. It was a tank of grain, warehouse and travelers hostel

  • Bañuelo

    The ritual of spiritual and physical cleansing. One of the best preserved public Arab baths of the peninsula.

  • Casa Horno de Oro

    The palace of the Axares district. The health and delight summarized in a courtyard.

Palacio de Dar al-horra

The Palace of Dar Al-Horra opens its doors in the Albaicín high, origin of Muslim Granada and seat of the kings Ziris, at the crossroads of narrow alleys and walls that hide the intimacy of charming cármenes.

Dar Al-Horra means "Home of the honest", and was the last residence of the queen Aixa sultana, the legitimate wife of the sultan Muley Haccen, both parents of Boabdil, the last king of Granada.

Outside of the Alhambra, Dar Al-Horra is the most telling example of the palatine architecture; its structure and decoration are the characteristics of the nasrid art.

The building consists of a central courtyard with swimming pool around which are distributed the stays and two porches on the shorter sides. The most interesting area is the north portico, from whose vantage point there is a beautiful view toward the San Cristobal hill and the west of the capital.

The inscriptions carved into the plasterwork of the viewpoint reinforce the private character of the house with words and phrases of celebration as blessing, happiness, health is life imprisonment and continuous.

The palace was part of a large estate with orchards and gardens, ceded by the Queen Isabel the Catholic for founding the Convent of Sta. Isabel la Real.



September 15 - 30 April: From Monday to Sunday from 10:00h to 17:00h.

May 1 to September 14: From Monday to Sunday from 9:30 - 14:30 and 17.00-20.30.