10 unknown jewels of Granada

At the foot of the Sierra Nevada, in Andalusia, we find one of the most popular cities in Spain. We are referring to Granada , which impresses with its Andalusian heritage, although it also offers architectural jewels from the Renaissance and modern facilities that are worth discovering.

The best known corners of Granada are the Albaicín neighborhood, the Alhambra and the Generalife, places declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, but this Andalusian city with an unmistakable Arab aroma has much more to offer. Today we will talk about 10 of its most unknown jewels , corners that are proposed to us from the official Granada Tourism Portal. Would you like to join us?

Zafra House

First of all, we want to talk about the Casa de Zafra, an architectural treasure from the Hispano-Muslim period that shows the living history of the Albaicín. Other houses and monuments from the Arab period that you can find in the city are the Moorish house El Horno del Oro and the Arab baths of El Bañuelo.

Royal Room of Santo Domingo

In the Realejo-San Matías neighborhood we find the Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo, an old palace from the Almohad period that houses an impressive qubba from the Nasrid period, located inside a tower of the wall of the Arrabal de los Alfareros. Its decoration is also surprising.

Sacromonte Abbey

Another jewel of Granada is the Abadía de Sacromonte, which presides over the top of the Valparaíso valley. Without a doubt, it is the icon of this traditional neighborhood. This Christian building is the final point of the procession of the Christ of the Gypsies during Holy Week in the city.

Rodríguez Acosta Foundation

We also have to talk about the Carmen of the Rodríguez Acosta Foundation, which is located on the Mauror hill. It is a building-studio designed by the painter José María Rodríguez Acosta at the beginning of the 20th century. Eclectic in style, it is surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Manuel de Falla house-museum

The Manuel de Falla House-museum could not be missing from this list, a beautiful little house located on the Alhambra hill that allows you to get closer to the memories and personal objects of the great composer friend of Lorca.

Carmen by Max Moreau

We also propose you the Carmen by Max Moreau, a Belgian artist who chose the Albaicín to spend the last years of his life. It is a charming house-museum that allows you to discover what a typical Granada carmen is like, with its home, its orchard and its garden.

Churra viewpoint

The Mirador de la Churra is one of the most unknown in Granada but, without a doubt, observing the colors of the Albaicín carmens at sunset from this corner of the city is worth it.

San José Cemetery

Another quite unknown jewel of Granada is the San José Cemetery, which is located on the hill of the Alhambra. It is one of the greatest examples of monumental graveyards in Europe. Among other things, it surprises with the incredible views of the Sierra Nevada and the Alhambra that it offers.

Concepción Monastery

We also have to talk about the Monastery of La Concepción, one of the oldest and most representative monasteries in Granada, although it is also one of the most unknown. It is located in the heart of the Albaicín and houses countless pieces of art.

House of the Pisa – Museum of San Juan de Dios

Finally, we must mention the House of Pisa – Museo de San Juan de Dios, the dwelling in which died San Juan de Dios, which is situated very close to the Plaza Nueva, at the entrance of the Albaicin.