La Alhambra Museum
Housed in the Palace of Carlos V, within the Alhambra, this museum contains outstanding Hispano-Moorish works of art from the 9th to the 16th centuries, including ceramics, wood, plaster, and metals. In addition, there is a section of Oriental Moorish art.
Minibus to the Alhambra from the Plaza Nueva.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 2:30pm Telephone: 958 22 62 79
See also The Alhambra.
Casa de los Pisa
This is where San Juan de Dios died in 1550. He was a guest of the aristocratic García de Pisa family. The mansion is now a museum and art gallery. The art gallery has an important collection of Flemish paintings, including works by Van Cleve and Gosart. The museum contains relics of the saint himself.
The building is located behind the Real Chancillería (High Court), just before entering Carrera del Darro, at the Plaza Nueva. It has a Gothic-style facade with the Orden de los Hermanos Hospitalarios coat-of-arms carved in stone. Inside, stairs from the Moorish-style courtyard lead to an attractive first-floor patio and chapel supported by columns from below.
The museum is open 9am - 1pm, Mon-Sat. Admission is free.
Museum of Fine Arts
This museum in Granada preserves important works of art starting from the 16th century, including pieces by Alonso Cano and Machuca. Especially noteworthy is the sculpture El Entierro de Cristo (The Burial of Christ) by Jacobo Florentino. Other art objects from former convents and churches in Granada can also be admired. Palace of Carlos V. Alhambra. Microbus-Alhambra. Open: Summer (April through September): Tuesday 2:30pm to 7:45pm. Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 7:45pm. Sunday 9am to 2pm. Winter (October through March): Tuesday 2:30pm to 6pm. Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 6pm. Sunday 9am to 2pm.
Telephone: 958 22 48 43
Royal Chapel Museum
This Granada museum houses important works of great historical and artistic value, including the crown and scepter of Queen Isabella and a priceless collection of panels from the Flemish School, a gift from the Queen to Granada. Cathedral. Buses 3, 4 & 8.
Open: 10am to 1pm and 3:30pm to 6pm. From April to September afternoon hours are 4 to 7pm.
Telephone: 958 22 92 39.
A collection of decorative arts, important archeological artifacts, and some works by the Granada-born painter José María Rodríguez-Acosta are on display.
Callejón del Niño del Royo, Microbus-Alhambra.
Advanced booking for visits is necessary. Open: 10am to 1:30pm.
Telephone: 958 22 74 97.
A collection of artifacts from prehistoric to Tartessian, Phoenician and Iberian cultures.
Carrera del Darro, 41.
Microbus-Albaicín. Open: Tuesday 3pm to 8pm, Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 8pm, Sunday 9am to 2:30pm. Telephone: 958 22 56 40.
Granada Science Park & Interactive Museum
Almost 300 interactive exhibits involving electricity, light, sound, gravity. astronomy, meteorology and various other natural phenomena. Exhibits include a 50m observation tower, a planetarium, a house of tropical butterflies, a maze, watergardens, an astronomy garden and a 12-meter Foucault pendulum.
Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10am - 7pm. Sundays from 10am to 3pm. Free car park. Entrance fee: €6.50. Tel: +34 958 131 900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit website
Cave of Seven Palaces Archeological Museum (Almuñecar)
The site of this museum was once the basement of a large Roman construction, possibly a temple to honour the goddess Minerva. In its interior, the visitor can admire some of the fascinating historical remains of Almuñcar, such as the collection of objects from the Necropolis of Puente de Loy and Laurita, and a seventeenth-century BC Egyptian vase sculpted from solid quartz.
Open Tue-Sun: 10:30am - 1:30, and 6.30 to 9pm. Closed all day Monday, and Sunday afternoon.
Cueva de Siete Palacios, San Miguel 18690, Almuñcar. Tel: 958 63 37 46 / 958 63 49 68. Email: email@example.com.
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla
The home of Spain's most influential 20th century composer, Manuel de Falla, has been preserved exactly as it was when he lived there (from 1921 to 1939) - from his piano on which he composed his masterpieces right down to the dishes from which he ate his meals. Performances of the composer's music (video clip) are occasionally performed on the premises.
Museo Manuel de Falla, Paseo de los Mártires. Telephone: 958 22 21 88.
Casa-Museo de Federico García Lorca
Federico García Lorca is one of Spain's best-known and most loved writers. A poet and dramatist, he was also a skilled painter, pianist and composer. The Huerta de San Vicente is the summer house where Lorca penned a number of his most important works between 1926 and 1936, including The Gypsy Ballads and Blood Wedding (video clip), before he was killed by Nationalist partisans at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. The house retains all its original furniture, and Lorca's bedroom has been kept exactly as it was when he lived there. The museum is open Tue-Sun, but opening times vary according to the month and season, so phone first to ascertain current opening hours.
Federico García Lorca House, Huerta de San Vicente. Tel: +34 958 258 466.
Museo Caja Granada Memoria de Andalucia
A museum dedicated specifically to the history and culture of Andalusia. There are four main areas, each with a different theme. Area one is dedicated to geographical diversity. Area two is about land and cities. The third area deals with lifestyle. The fourth area is concerned with art and culture. The exhibit descriptions and videos are in Spanish and English.
Avenida de la Ciencia, 2, 18006 Granada. Tel: 958222257· Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10 to 20H; Sunday and holidays: 10 to 14H. Closed Mondays. Bus Nos. 1,5,4,10,11 from downtown. Visit website