Museum of the Alhambra - The Best Selection of Spanish-Moorish Art

jars in alhambra museum in granada
The Museum of the Alhambra is located on the ground floor of the Palace of Charles V (Palacio de Carlos V). Its permanent collection is considered to be one of the best selections of Spanish-Moorish Art, in particular, Nasrid Art. Outstanding are the Vase of the Gazelles, from the collection of domestic ceramic objects, and the marble decorative element. The Museum holds a permanent collection of 312 pieces. 

beautiful lion in alhambra museum


The Museum of the Alhambra has seven rooms devoted to the Spanish-Moorish Art, culture and history between the ninth to sixteenth centuries.

Museum Rooms

jar and coins in room 1
Room 1
This room is devoted to Faith, Science and Economy. Here you can admire, among other things, two very old and precious Corans, a solar notebook and a selection of coins from different Spanish-Moorish periods.

Room 2
The Andalusian Caliphate and Emirate are represented here. This room displays some beautiful capitals from different periods and a large collection of everyday objects, such as lamps, stoves, dishes, jars and bottles.

big jar and mosque top
Room 3
From the X century (Caliphate) to the Nasrid period. There are numerous architectural elements here, such as the famous Font of the Lions, and a part of the minarete of the mosque located where Saint Ann's church is now. Also ceramics, bottles, jars, and an ivory hairpin.

Room 4
It displays many architectural elements from buildings outside the Alhambra, such as the two lions that were part of the Maristán building located in the Albaycín.

well preserved old wooden gates, exceptional artwork
Room 5
You can find here some of the most representative pieces of the Alhambra: columns, fountains, doors, lattices and mosaics. In the center of the room, thecenterpiece of the Nasrid period is displayed: the beautiful Vase of the Gazelles,

There is also a collection of painted pottery with geometric and epigraphic subjects and a richly decorated door from the Palace of the Infants (Palacio de los Infantes).

room 5 with the mosaics in the alhambra museum
Room 6
There are many pieces here belonging to the Alhambra palaces: architectural elements, furniture, gravestones from the royal cementery, the lamp from the Alhambra mosque, etc...

Room 7
Many s umptuous items from the Nasrid period can be found in this room: gorgeous fabrics, the golden vase known as Jarrón de Fortuny, wonderful inlaid items, a luxury chess and an interesting collection of Nasrid toys.

Museum Opening Times

Winter timetable (15 October - 31 March):
From Wednesday to Saturday: from 8:30 to 18:00.
Sundays and Tuesdays: 8:30 to 14:30.
Closed on Mondays. close up on several mosaics

Summer timetable (1 April - 14 October):

From Wednesday to Saturday: from 8:30 to 20:00.

Sunday and Tuesday: 8:30 to 14:30.

Closed on Mondays.

Special occassions

From May 1st to September 30th the museum is open for longer hours on Saturdays: from 08:30 to 21:30.
On 18 May, INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY, the museum opens from 8:30 a 21:30h

Entrance Fee

The entrance to the Museum of the Alhambra is free.

Contact Details and How to Get to the Alhambra Museum

Contact Details of the Alhambra Museum
Address:
Alhambra Museum, Carlos V Palace, in the Alhambra.
Phone:
958 027 900.

location of the alhambra

How to Get to the Alhambra Museum
In a small red Alhambra Bus, route C30 or C32, get off at the bus stop 'Alhambra'.

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