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Alhambra Museum (Palace of Carlos V)

The Alhambra Museum is on the south wing of the lower level of the Palace. Dedicated to the Hispano-Muslim culture and art it is divided into seven rooms in chronological order. It was established in 1870 in order to watch over the numerous archaeological evidences gathered by the Provincial Comission of Monuments.  In 1994 came under the authority of the Council of the Alhambra and Generalife.

Permanent exhibition

  • Hall I: Science, faith and economy.
  • Hall II: Emirate and caliphal Period.
  • Hall III A: Caliphal architectural decoration.
  • Hall III B: Art from the Taifas to the Nasrids
  • Hall IV: Nasrid period. Public buildings .
  • Hall V: Nasrid period. The Alhambra and other city palaces.
  • Hall VI: Nasrid period. The rauda. Sumptuous ceramics.
  • Hall VII A: Nasrid period. The decoration and household items.
  • Hall VII B: Nasrid art. The Alhambra, material culture



  • From October 15th to March 14th
    • From 8:30 to 18:00. Wednesday through Saturday
    • From 8:30 to 14:30. Sundays and Tuesdays
    • Closed  on Monday
  • From March 15th to October 14th
    • From 8:30 to 14:30. Sunday and Tuesday
    • Closed on Monday
    • Closed Holidays: 1st January and 25th December


Free admission


Museum of Fine Arts (Palace of Carlos V)

The Museum of Fine Arts occupies the upper level of the Palace. Its vast collections include Grenadine sculptures and paintings from 15th to the 20th century, masterpieces of Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and grenadine paintings from nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

  • Hall I: A new order, new art.
  • Hall II: Alonso Cano: painter and sculptor
  • Hall III: The disciples of Alonso Cano
  • Hall IV: Secular painting of the 17th century
  • Hall V: The 19th century
  • Hall VI: Granada as a theme
  • Hall VIII: Resurgence in the 20th century
  • Hall IX: Contemporary art



  • From March 16th to June 15th and September 16th to October 15th
    • Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 to 19:30
    • Sundays and Holidays: 9:00 to 14:30
    • Mondays: Closed (except holidays)
  • From October 16th to March 15th
    • Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 to 18:00
    • Sundays and Holidays: 9:00 to 15:30
    • Mondays: Closed (except holidays)
  • From June 16th to September 15th
    • Tuesday - Sundays: 9:00 to 15:30
    • Mondays: Closed (except holidays)
  • Closed
    • 24th, 25th and 31st December
    • 1st and 6th January
    • 1st May


Entrance Fee

  • Price: 1,50 €.
  • Free admission for European Union citizens, students with International Cards, ICOM Members, over 65 year-old, pensioners and people with a disability of at least 33%.
  • School and group visits: by appointment.


Museum of Ángel Barrios (Calle Real, next to the Mosque Baths)

Museum is dedicated to grenadine composer and guitarist Angel Barrios (1882-1964). The exhibition features personal memorabilia, furniture and paintings from the private collection of the musician.


  • Monday to Sunday
  • From October 15th to March 14th: 8:30 to 20:00
  • From March 15th to October 14th: 8:30 to 18:00


Free admission.


Source: Council of the Alhambra and Generalife

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