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The Alhambra Museum

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  • Interior of the Alhambra Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Interior of the Alhambra Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Room in the Alhambra Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Room in the Alhambra Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

Associated to a historic site

Owner

State
Palacio de Carlos V, Alhambra s/n
18009 Granada
Granada, Andalusia

Telephone+34 958027900 - +34 958027929

Fax+34 958027950

Websitehttp://www.alhambra-patronato.es

About the Hispanic-Moorish culture

Located in the Carlos V Palace, the Alhambra Museum features outstanding exhibits on the Hispanic-Moorish civilisation and on art under the Caliphs and the Nasrid dynasty.

The museum is devoted to Hispanic-Moorish culture and art. It contains numerous archaeological artefacts collected at the Alhambra, or in related outside excavations. Visitors to this centre can see items representing the religion, science and economy of the Moors, as well as objects from the early years of their presence on the Iberian Peninsula, with two distinct periods under the emirs and under the caliphs. The plasterwork on the walls, the carved wooden ceilings and the tableware are particularly beautiful.

Essential works

Go to museum's collections
  • Nasrid dish. Alhambra Museum. Granada © Ministerio de Cultura

    Ataifor or Nasrid bowl

    The museum has an interesting collection of Nasrid pottery, and from other Moorish periods, of different origins.

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  • Incense burner. Alhambra Museum. Granada © Ministerio de Cultura

    Incense burner

    This interesting ovoid perfume burner comes from the Mercedarias convent in Madrid.

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  • Nasrid tiled panel. Alhambra Museum. Granada © Ministerio de Cultura

    Nasrid tiled panel

    Tiled panels like this one were used to decorate the lower parts of the walls in Nasrid palaces. Plaster decorations were placed on these strips of tiles.

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  • Nasrid plasterwork panel. Alhambra Museum. Granada © Ministerio de Cultura

    Nasrid plasterwork panel

    The art of polychrome plasterwork was widely developed by Nasrid artisans in the Alhambra in Granada, creating high quality pieces.

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  • Almanzor font. Alhambra Museum. Granada © Ministerio de Cultura

    Almanzor font

    This font from the Almanzor Palace, in Cordoba, was reused in the Alcazaba fortress in the Alhambra.

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  • Nasrid chessboard. Alhambra Museum. Granada © Ministerio de Cultura

    Nasrid chessboard

    This item is a beautiful piece made with the technique of inlay (a layer made of pieces of wood and other materials of different colours, making up a picture).

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Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

Mar 15 to Oct 14

Wednesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

8:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Tuesday and Sunday

Does not close at midday

8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Closing days: Monday

Oct 15 to Mar 14

Wednesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Tuesday and Sunday

Does not close at midday

8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Closing days: Monday

Closed: 1 January, New Year's Day, 25 December, Christmas Day
 

Rates

Free admission

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