The most interesting museums in Granada

If you are a great lover of culture, architecture, history and science, Granada has many interesting museums that you cannot miss. Depending on the time you have during your city break, you can opt for one or the other. These are the main museums in Granada:


Alhambra Museum

The Alhambra Museum is perhaps one of the most interesting museums in Granada and is located in the south wing of the first floor of the Palace of Charles V, a Renaissance building within the grounds of the Alhambra. In it you will find objects, books and architectural remains of the Islamic art that developed in the time of al-Andalus.


Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of Granada

This museum was one of the first founded in Spain, along with those of Barcelona and Valladolid. It is located in the Casa de Castril, a Renaissance palace that belonged to the Castril lords. Its beginnings date back to 1842 as an Antiquities Cabinet dependent on the Commission of Monuments of Granada. After a renovation carried out in 1970, archaeological remains dating from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages can be visited in this museum.


Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts has the most important collection of paintings in Granada. It has been located in the emblematic Palace of Charles V since 1958, a Renaissance building next to the Alhambra. We can find from paintings of the 15th century after the fall of the Nasrid kingdom, to pieces belonging to the 20th century of great representatives of contemporary art. During the summer season, they are open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. While in winter it remains open until 18h. However, we recommend that you check the schedules on the official web page of Museums of Andalusia before you go in case there are any changes.


Sacromonte Caves Museum

There are 11 caves in a perfect state of preservation that recreate the life and trades of its inhabitants of yesteryear. These caves were the origin of flamenco and the culture of the Gypsy People. If you visit the Sacromonte neighborhood, it is worth visiting the cave houses to discover the history of this characteristic neighborhood of Granada. In addition, there is a small viewpoint from where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Alhambra. Tickets and schedules can be consulted on the official web site of Sacromonte Granada.


Casa de los Tiros

The Casa de los Tiros was built during the 15th century and is located in the Realejo neighborhood. In the past it was used to store artillery pieces in its battlements, hence its name. It currently serves as a museum where you can see unique works of painting, ceramics, photography and sculpture. Occasionally, some concert series are also held. It can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday. It is usually closed on Mondays.


Manuel de Falla House Museum

The House of Manuel de Falla, an important Spanish composer, is another of Granada’s must-see museums. It is a beautiful carmen on Antequeruela Alta street, and is the place where Manuel de Falla composed most of his work. Among these compositions, the most outstanding are the pantomime El Amor Brujo and the ballet The Three-cornered Hat. In it you can see some of the artist’s belongings that allow you to imagine what his daily life was like there. If you are considering a visit, it is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday every morning.


Federico García Lorca’s House

Another interesting place to see in Granada is the House of Federico García Lorca. This was his home and even his room is preserved as it was, since Federico asked in writing in a letter to his relative that it be left as it was in his memory. This house has an adjoining dwelling where the landlords lived. The two houses are open to a courtyard and consist of a corral and a stable, which today have been converted into a theater and an exhibition hall.


Science Park

The Parque de las Ciencias de Granada is an interactive museum inaugurated in 1995 and has 70,000 m2 of floor space.. There are different pavilions and halls with different themes. Highlights include the pavilion dedicated to the human body and health; the Prevention Culture pavilion, which refers to occupational hazards; the Eureka Room on physics and mechanics; or the Foucault Pendulum building, where we can also find a planetarium; among others. It is possible to consult on its official website the Parque de las Ciencias timetable.


These are the main museums in Granada that we recommend visiting from Los Jardines de Zoraya. If in addition to enjoying these, you are also a lover of good music, we remind you that in our tablao we have the best flamenco shows every night. Another way to enjoy this city with so many cultural and artistic offerings.


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