The Gunpowder Tower
The Gunpowder Tower (La Torre de la Pólvora) is a small mediaeval Islamic tower which is part of the Nasrid defensive system of the Alcazaba. It is located at the northwestern end and sticks out slightly from the wall, so giving it an excellent strategic position from which to control any possible attackers trying to enter the fortress from the river-bed below them in what is now the Cuesta de Gomérez.
In Christian times, the Gunpowder Tower became an artillery bastion and was used for storing and handling gunpowder, ammunition and similar materials.
Opening time: from 8.30 to 20.00. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Entrance: with the General Admission Ticket to the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra.
Capacity: maximum of 30 people at a time.