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Andalusia Sights

Dar al-Horra

  • Callejón de las Monjas
  • Albayzín
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 06/07/2014

Fodor's Review

Hidden in the back of the upper Albayzín, this semisecret gem was built in the 15th century for the mother of Boabdil, last Nasrid ruler of Granada. After the 1492 conquest of Granada, Dar al-Horra (House of the Honest Woman) was ceded to royal secretary Don Hernando de Zafra. Isabel la Católica later founded the Convent of Santa Isabel la Real here, which operated until the 20th century. Typical of Nasrid art, the interior resembles that of the Alhambra. The north side is the most interesting, with two floors and a tower. The bottom floor has an exquisite flat wooden ceiling decorated with geometric figures.

Sight Information


Callejón de las Monjas, Granada, 18010, Spain



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues. and Thurs. 10–2

Updated 06/07/2014


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