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.
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.
Entrance FeesThe 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 of Fine Arts in GranadaAddress: Explanada Palacio de Carlos V s/n, Recinto de la Alhambra, 18009 Granada.
Telephone: 958 563 508.
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.
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