The Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation - The Artistic Legacy of Granada

cuadro del museo rodriguez acosta

Jose María Rodríguez-Acosta (1878-1941) was a famous Spanish painter from Granada who completely devoted himself to his art. He built this beautiful carmen (traditional house with a garden) between 1916 and 1930 to take refuge and work here. It was declared a National Monument in 1982.
entrance to the museum of rodriguez acosta in granada

The house is a compendium of styles and was decorated with objects brought from all over the world, hence its exotic appearance. It has beautiful romantic gardens with ponds, Palomino frescoes, statues, carvings from Baptist and paintings from Bocanegra, magnificent views over Granada and hidden tunnels.

It is located in the area surrounding the Alhambra, in the Mauror hill. This white house on top of the hill can easily be seen from all over the city.

The Foundation was established in 1941, after the painter's death, and in 1973 the Gómez-Moreno Institute was founded here too. Its splendid collection includes the legacy of the Rodriguez-Acosta's family, the archaeological and artistic legacy of Manuel Gomez- Moreno Martinez (1870-1970), and the work of the painter Manuel Maldonado Rodriguez ( 1915-1984), an essential artist in Granada, and  the photographic legacy of Jose Martinez Rioboo (1888-1947). 

Type of Visits, Entrance Fees and Opening Times

Type of Visits and Entrance Fees

The Rodriguez-Acosta Foundation can only be seen with a guided tour.

caves in the rodriguez acosta  in granada This museum has several types of visits: standard tour, special tour, combined ticket Alhambra-Foundation and combined ticket Foundation-Madrasa.

The standard tour includes a tour of the different courtyards and terraces, the underground galleries and the museum, which includes the private collection of the Granada historian Manuel Gomez-Moreno Martinez.

curvings on the wall in the acosta foundation The general visit lasts approximately 1 hour and costs 5 euros (the Library is not included).

Reduced Fees:

- EU citizens over 65 yrs: 4,00 euros

- European Youth Card holders: 4,00 eruros

- Children 12 - 15 yrs (must be accompanied by an adult): 3,00 euros

Children under 12, people with disabilites (over 33 %) and members of ICOM o ICOMOS: free entry

The special tour is a more comprehensive visit, since it includes the painter's library and some other rooms. This tour is available only on Saturday at 11:00 h. and costs 11,20 euros (no discounts available). This ticket can only be acquired on the Foundation's website. Due to the small size of some of the places included in this visit, the maximun number of people who can take this tour is 10.

The combined ticket Alhambra-Foundation allows you to visit the Alhambra and the Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation with the same ticket. You can buy the combined ticket only on the official website of the Patronato de la Alhambra y el Generalife. It costs 17 euros (free for children under 12, but you have to get a ticket for them too).

venus statue in the acosta museum Flexibility: keep in mind that you don´t have to visit this museum the same day you visit the Alhambra. You could visit the Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation a day before, the same day or a day after the date that appears on your combined ticket. Make sure you keep the ticket in a safe place, so you can use it again.

The combined ticket Foundation-Madrasa allows you to visit the Madraza de Granada and the Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation. This ticket can only be acquired at the Reception office in the Madraza. It costs 5 euros. There is a walking distance between them of 20 minutes aprox. Make sure you keep the ticket in a safe place, so you can show it when asked in both places

Free entrance: on Sundays form 14:00 to 17:00 h. Tickets can be acquired at the Foundation on the same day.

Opening Times

Summer schedule  (1 April - October): 10:00 to 18:30 h.

Winter schedule  (15 October - 31 March): 10:00 to 16:30 h.

There are tours every 30 minutes.

Closed: 24 December afternoon (last tour at 13:30 h.) and 25 December; 31 December afternoon (last tour at 13:30 h.) and 1 January.

Tickets can be purchased at

For group tickets (over 10 people) please contact:

Contact Details and How to Get to the Foundation Rodríguez-Acosta

paintings in the rodriguez acosta foundation
Contact Details
Address: Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation, Granada, Callejón Niño del Royo 8.

Phone: 958 227 497.

How to Get to the Foundation
Take the minibus Alhambra Bus route C30 and C32 from Plaza Nueva, get off at "Carmen de los Martires' bus stop.

The stop is only 100 meters away.

Tip: it is impossible to park nearby. It is advisable to use public transport or walk. You can also leave your car at the parking of the Alhambra.

location of the rodriguez acosta foundation

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Very impressive home and gardens with lovely views over Granada. A highlight of our stay in this magical city. Miguel was an excellent guide.
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