Fundacion Rodriguez Acosta
Fundacion Rodriguez Acosta
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teekayto
Bristol, UK14 contributions
Wow - we were blown away by the gardens of this lesser known museum in Granada. It is situated close to the Alhambra and well worth a visit.
Our guide William was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and took delight in surprising us with the eclectic mix of architecture and detail that the gardens and tunnels had to offer.
We visited simply because a ticket was included within our Alhambra package but we were so pleased that we had taken the time to do so.
Keep up the great William - you are a star!
Written February 16, 2020
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Roger E
Middlewich, Cheshire36 contributions
Couples
Not the easiest of places to find, being halfway up the Alhambra hill on a side street. I was in 2 minds as to whether to visit with the hours being uncertain (different guidebooks each had their own opinion) and some uncertainty as to whether English was spoken. Reading TripAdvisor made me decide to try it, and finding a leaflet in English in the tourist centre confirmed that.

We arrived around 10:15 and stopped on the Patio to admire the view before entering. A friendly lady told us that the next tour would be in 10-15 minutes (and that tours were now available from 10:00-18:00), so we paid and waited out on the patio looking down on the city.

Ten minutes later our guide appeared. She spoke excellent English, and as we were the only two people waiting there was no need for multiple language explanations. She led us through various patios explain the history of each, the reason behind some of the objects and answering any questions.

The we went into the main building and had a well-explained tour around the artist's studio with many objects being pointed out and discussed. Afterwards we plunged into an underground maze of tunnels. Again all was explained as we went down and up steps, around corners and finally emerged on the bottom terrace of the garden.

Next we entered the Art Gallery where she explained some of the main works before leaving us to slowly wander around the rest (with her waiting politely for us to finish). A quick toilet stop, and some more terraces brought us back to where we had started an hour before.

A final few questions (and some tips about the Alhambra), and then we left feeling almost as if she were our friend rather than our guide.

A wonderful visit, which I think I enjoyed even more than the Alhambra itself. Do visit and see it for yourselves.
Written April 4, 2014
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Bazzaabroad
14 contributions
Couples
We saw this on trip advisor and went searching for it based on the reviews not knowing quite what to expect. We almost gave up when we finally stumbled upon it and we were glad we did!
We nearly left after hearing what it was from the people in the office, didn't really sound like our gig but there was a tour leaving in a few minutes. It was fantastic. Very small group informative tour guides and a great building an story to go with it! Worth the trip
Written January 12, 2014
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TheRealPhilGold
Lisbon, Portugal233 contributions
Couples
We weren't really sure what this museum would be like, the guide books were so hazy. It turned out to be quite a treat! The complex was constructed by the artist in the early part of the 20th century as a studio, library, and gathering place (and just happened to be next door to his mistress' house, but that's another story). My wife and I were the only guests at the time we vistied, and we got a personal tour by one of the staff (thanks, Adrian!) who explained the building, the gardens in detail. In addition to touring the grounds and visiting the library, there is a smallish but excellent collection of art.
Written October 5, 2013
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mmctravel
Edinburgh, UK9 contributions
Family
Endorse the comments about this charming site. We found it fairly easily by taking the no. 30 bus to the Alhambra but getting off at the stopstop for the Alhambra Palace Hotel. Then take the street to the right as you look downhill. It goes straight along, not the downhill steps, and is signed as local access only. The ticket office is along at the end, not far. There is a 50-minute guided tour and our guide switched from Spanish to English.
Written March 29, 2014
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Sue C
Mangawhai, New Zealand164 contributions
Couples
Like Bassaabroad, I saw this on Trip Advisor and we went searching for it - walking down from the Alhambra through the woods. It wasn't clearly sign posted after the Alhambra Hotel and we ended up having to walk back up the hill. And despite the directions given by a local cafe we almost gave up - the entrance is really hard to find.

But it was all worth while. We were the only ones there at the time so we had a personal tour for an hour by a charming Spanish girl who spoke very good English. It's a beautiful place with an interesting history - it's just a pity that there is very little information in English (like many museums in Spain) in the gallery, where you are left to wander by yourselves.

We thought it was very good value for €5 per person.
Written January 27, 2014
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ChrisfromLondon
London261 contributions
Friends
Now I understand why this is no.1 on Tripadvisor! Of course, it can't really be compared with the Alhambra. But after the Alhambra, make sure you have at least 1 and preferably 2 hours for this amazing building, which is a multi-layered modern architectural design in verticality, cascading down the hillside. Like the Alhambra, it features dramatic views at every turn, and new architectual vistas. The library room is a fascinating retreat, and the guide will give you a fascinating tour. We did not set aside quite enough time to really get the full experience, especially of the very interesting collection in the attached gallery. A real highlight of Granada!
Written January 11, 2014
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Shirburn
Staffs, England86 contributions
Couples
Not much else to add to previous reviews, except to say well worth searching out - we found it by accident while exploring back streets to get away from the crowds. Amazing place, wonderful views and great tour guide - best 6€ we spent in Granada - do visit
Written October 20, 2013
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Rita H
Noosa Heads, Australia14 contributions
Couples
We had visited Alhambra the night before and thought that was it for Granada but stumbled on this place. We were taken on an amazing informative tour by Giuillermo who painted the picture for us of how this place developed. The painter Jose Maria Rodriguez-Acosta has built this in early 1900 and discovered when excavating to build that there were a network of tunnels and that they connected to Alhambra. Do yourself a favor and be treated to a great history lesson by Guillermo. Defuse 5 star experience for us 🇪🇸
Written September 17, 2019
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crowe_d86
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
Solo
We stumbled upon this place and got a ticket to fill in some time. Knowing nothing about it when we arrived we were so glad we went in. Gardens and architecture were incredible and very interesting. Something different.
Written September 16, 2019
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