Tower of the Captive
Name of the tower: Tower of the Captive.
Period: End of the XIII century, though it was renovated and transformed as living quarters during the time of Yusuf I, first half of the XIV century.
Outstanding features: It’s a tower-palace, or Qalahurra, combining defensive features on the outside and living quarters in the inside.
The Tower of the Captive appears to be as any other tower of the ensemble. However, its interior is one of the most outstanding living quarters areas of the Alhambra due to the decoration.
It’s a tower-palace, or Qalahurra, and its structure and distribution is the same as in the houses and palaces of the Monumental Complex. It has a double left-right bending entrance which leads into a patio with arches standing on pillars.
The main living room has a square plan and split windows looking out from tiny alcoves.
This space together with the Monumental Complex houses the most complex decorative programme of the Alhambra.
Timetable: From 8.30 to 20 hours. Tuesday, Wednesday , Thursday and Sundays.
Access: Show general entrance ticket to the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra.
Forum: Maximum 30 people at one time.