The Alhambra museum

The Alhambra museum

The Alhambra museum: the museum not to be missed!

The Alhambra museum is located in the Palace of Charles V. It is dedicated to Hispanic-Muslim art and culture. “El Jarrón de las Gacelas y la Pila de los Leones” are the most important pieces of the 312 pieces that are exhibited in the museum.

The Alhambra museum is divided into seven rooms arranged chronologically, which illustrate the entire Hispano-Muslim history from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century: ceramics, woods, plasters and metals, to which is added a section of Eastern Muslim art.

The museum was created in 1870 to preserve and preserve the numerous archaeological remains found by the Provincial Commission of Monuments. In 1994 he was assigned to the Patronage of the Alhambra and the Generalife.

The halls of the Alhambra museum

Sala 1: The room of faith, science and economics, two copies of the Koran, a solar "notebook" and a collection of coins from the various Hispanic-Muslim periods are kept in this room.

Sala 2: Periods of the emirate and the caliphate. The room exhibits a series of capitals from different periods and a large collection of everyday objects such as chandeliers, braziers, plates, jugs and bottles.

Sala 3: Pieces ranging from the XNUMXth century (period of the caliphate) to the Nasrid period. Architectural objects are exhibited: numerous ceramics, columns, brought by King Badis of Cordoba, the famous Pila de los leones; capitals, bottles, jugs, mugs, bowls.

Sala 4: Architectural elements from buildings outside the Alhambra are exhibited, with the exception of the Fountain of Santa Maria. Also on display are the two lions that were owned by Maristan dell 'Albayzín.

Sala 5: A series of representative pieces of the Alhambra in different materials are exhibited: columns, fountains, doors, wall railings. In the center of the room is the Jarrón de las Gacelas, a fundamental piece of Nasrid pottery. Inside a showcase there is also a collection of ceramic pieces painted with figurative, geometric and epigraphic themes. A door from the Palacio de los Infantes is also on display.

Sala 6: Pieces related to the Alhambra palaces are exhibited such as architectural elements, sepulchral slabs of the royal cemetery, the lamp of the Alhambra mosque.

Sala 7: In this room stand out the magnificent fabrics, the Jarrón de Fortuny (made of golden ceramic), as well as an interesting collection of clay Nazari toys.

Useful information:

Address: Palace of Carlos V, Alhambra

Official website:

Opening time:

Winter opening hours (from 15 October to 1 April)
From 08:30 to 18:00 from Wednesday to Saturday
From 08:30 to 14:30 on Sundays and Tuesdays
Monday closed
Summer opening hours (from April 2nd to October 14th)
From 08:30 to 20:00 from Wednesday to Saturday
From 08:30 to 14:30 on Sundays and Tuesdays
Monday closed

Closing of the museum:
January 1st and December 25th

Free entry for all citizens of the European Union.

How to get:
Take the Alhambra Bus (bus C3) and get off at the 'Alhambra' stop.

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