We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carmen de los Martires

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Paseo Martires S/N, 18009 Granada, Spain
Phone Number: +34 958 248 140

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 250 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1
Beautiful, Tranquil Garden Near the Alhambra Yet Away from the Crowds

Well worth an hour or two strolling among the terraces and water features and just enjoying the cool, shady paths and greenery. Also has great views to the Sierra Nevada... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
Home Counties
Add Photo Write a Review

250 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 53: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
309 reviews
262 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a site that can be easily missed by those in a hurry to visit the Alhambra, but those lucky enough to find their way through its doors it is a little gem worth the visit.

Thank Dimitris L
Home Counties
Level Contributor
124 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Well worth an hour or two strolling among the terraces and water features and just enjoying the cool, shady paths and greenery. Also has great views to the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Thank Alpaca19
Liege, Belgium
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I visited the garden just before going to Alhambra. It is a clean and peaceful garden, with some free paons, ducks and other birds in the garden. There is also a Mirador inside which offers a good view of the city.

Thank Marc G
Level Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Well worth the walk, very peaceful and not busy. The gardens were attractive even in March and must be lovely later in the season.

Thank Patricia L
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

I love these gardens as they're not overrun with tourists like the Generalife is. They're beautiful and you definitely get a feeling of peace and serenity, as there are usually few other people there. Not far from the Alhambra, but it feels like a world away.

Thank KarenInSF
Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Level Contributor
55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

We visited this villa waiting for our visit to the Alhambra. It's great to explore the neighbourhood, it's free (although you have to climb a lot before you get there!) and has a beautiful garden and patio for pictures! :-)

Thank Gloria V
Level Contributor
211 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We followed advice from the Tourist Information Office and took bus C3 till the last stop (Alhambra), intending to walk down the hill and explore a few places on the way. This was the first point in our itinerary and we were very glad we got here. We walked in this beautiful garden seeing only another couple during our stay.... More 

Thank Susana61
Erie, PA
Level Contributor
63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a perfect place for wandering, taking great pictures, and letting your kids run off any excess energy. Be sure to visit Carmine de Los Martires early in the morning before other tourists. These gardens are free, more extensive than Generalife, and are wonderful to have all to yourself.

Thank luckyturtleErie_PA
Corrales, New Mexico
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My daughter, who spent the Fall 2015 Semester studying at the University of Granada took us to her favorite site in the city of Granada - Carmen de los Martires. It is located at the top of a hill overlooking the Alahambra and provides a panoramic view of the city below. The gardens are themselves beautiful and very well maintained.... More 

Thank Valentin V
Alicante, Spain
Level Contributor
113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

What a beautiful place. Hidden away, as so many of Granada's treasures are. Peaceful gardens, an elegant house, a pretty pond, winding walks and peacocks! The latter really are an added attraction. They strut proprietorially around and will occasionally 'pose' for your camera if you are lucky! Located just opposite the Alhambra through the wooded area. Allow a morning or... More 

Thank peaseblossom85

Travelers who viewed Carmen de los Martires also viewed

Granada, Province of Granada
Granada, Province of Granada
Granada, Province of Granada
Granada, Province of Granada

Been to Carmen de los Martires? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Carmen de los Martires and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Carmen de los Martires staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?