Fine Arts Museum in Granada - Information and Opening Times
The Fine Arts Museum in Granada was the first public museum in Spain. It was founded in 1839 and was temporarily located in different places until 1958, when its collection was finally brought to the Palace of Charles V, in the Alhambra. Today the museum has over 2.000 items.
A good way to get to know Granada and its history is by taking a tour. There are several interesting free and private tours offered by Civitatis:
Free Tour of Granada: What better way to get to know the hisotric centre of Granada than on a free walking tour with a local expert guide?!
Private Tour of Granada: Discover the hidden treasures and secrets of Granada exclusively just for you and your partner, friends, or family.
An essential part of its collection is made up of religous art created for the many important monasteries and convents that floursihed in Granada under the patronage of the Catholic Monarchs.
There are paintings and sculptures from relevant local artists such as Alonso Cano, Machuca, Mariano Fortuny, José María López Mezquita o José María Rodríguez-Acosta.
One of the most impressive item is the sculpture "The Burial of Christ" by Jacobo Florentino (photo).
The museum is located on the first floor of the Palace of Charles V and has nine rooms for its permanent collection and one room for temporary exhibitions.
Artworks have been displayed in chronological order, beginning with Room I dedicated to the end of the XV century and Room IX focusing on contemporry art.
The Fine Arts Museum of Granada has a library specializing in Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures.
Fine Arts Museum Opening Times
From 1 April to 14 October
- Tuesday - Saturday from 09:00 to 20:00.
- Sunday and Public holidays from 09:00 to 15:00.
- Closed on Mondays (except on Mondays preceeding a public holiday). Also closed on 1 May.
From 15 October to 31 March
- Tuesday - Saturday from 09:00 to 18:00.
- Suday and Public holidays from 09:00 to 15:00.
- Closed on Mondays (except on Mondays preceeding a public holiday). Also closed on 1 and 6 January, 24, 25 and 31 December.
- The ticket price is 1,5 €.
- Free entrance (with accreditation) for:
- European Union citizens.
- Citizens over 65 years.
- ICOM members.
- Persons with disabilities (+ 33%)
Contact Details and How to Get to the Museum
How to Get to the Fine Arts MuseumBy Bus: You can reach the museum in bus rutes C30, C32 or C35, the bus company is called Alhambra Bus, the bus stop where to get off is called 'Alhambra'.
By Car: you can use Alhambra parking for your car. More information in Alhambra parking.
On Foot: More information in How to get to the Alhambra.
Fine Arts Museum Contact DetailsAddress: Explanada Palacio de Carlos V s/n, Recinto de la Alhambra, 18009 Granada.
Telephone: 958 563 508.
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Page Updated: Aug 20, 2020
Opinions about Fine Arts Museum in Granada
The best fine arts museum in GranadaThe best fine arts museum in Granada, just above the Alhambra museum (which you should visit as well). Good selection of art pieces from ancient monasteries and churches of Granada.
This art museum has several rooms with more than 2000 beautiful paintings and sculptures by the finest artists of Andalucía like Alberto Cano, very famous sculptor and a painter. You can find a lot of his work in Granada.
The period of history starting from the Nasrid era up to the present day.
Worth a visit, only €1.50 entrance fee.
Good local art museumThe museum is located on the top floor of the Carlos V Palace inside of the Alhambra compound.
Good collection of the painting and sculptures from the Granada’s artists from the 17th - 20th century.
In the 9th century the Spanish government expropriated all religious art from the monasteries and churches. Most of the objects found here are those expropriated items.