Palacio de Dar al-Horra
Palacio de Dar al-Horra
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Albaicín
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is a palace owned by the Mother of the last Moorish Emir of Granada, Bobadil. This was a lovely little place, beautifully decorated with ornate plasterwork and painted wooden ceilings. There were views of the city wall (being restored?) that runs alongside the palace as well as the rest of the city and the Alhambra. Entry was €7 and included access to 3 other attractions, rather a bargain. 5 minutes walk from the San Nicolas Mirador.
Written April 30, 2024
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O M E R
Greater London, UK3,013 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
It is the house where the mother of Boabdil (last moorish ruler of Granada) used to live.We bought ticket for several attractions in Granada online and this was included in the ticket. It's a bit of a good walk up the hill (good excercise) from Elvira street and when you reach near it, there are some good views of the city of Granada from there. The house itself has reception where they check or issue you a ticket and then you wander about the place/ take pictures.
Written February 20, 2019
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Pipistrella
Birmingham, UK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
A very pleasant palace with gardens and exhibition inside, not too crowded and located in the middle of a maze of narrow street, great to stroll around. Last but not least, a tower with a viewpoint is absolutely superb! Stunning views and not crowded at all, definitely pick this one over e.g. Mirador San Cristobal
Written November 4, 2019
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Kenpasha
Bellingham, WA743 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
For my money, I would make this #2 or #3 to see in Granada. You have find this house though, and it isn't easy--but try. The house should simply be called "the house of Aisha," who was the mother of the last Muslim ruler of Granada, Abu Abdallah Muhammad (XII). Aisha is a common girls name in Arabic, by the way: the youngest wife of the prophet. The house was nicely maintained and has a strategic location near the old city walls. An agreement was also signed here in 1493 stipulating that the arabo-hsipanic (mudejar) nobles would emigrate to Morocco; the meaning being taken, "I guess we're done here.. "
Check out that well-designed small garden, and also the tower.
If you go to see this house, the nearby old city gate (also hard to find), the quarto real, and of course the Alhambra, you will have a good idea of the layout of and life in the pre-1492 city.
Notice too the inner courtyard. Very tasteful.
Enjoy!
Written November 23, 2023
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
It was hard for me to find the Dar al-Horra palace - there are sparse indications of where it is, and I got lost in narrow steep streets. At the end I managed to find it, and it was really worthwhile.

You can buy a single ticket and visit Horno De Oro, Dar al Horra and Bañuelo. Free entrance on Sundays (as of May 2019).

After the ticket booth, you enter the garden, where they still grow officinal plants - the smell of honey all around is so good! They told me the small flower responsible for this good smell is called "honey rosemary" - which I never heard about, but it has such a pleasant smell!

The palace itself is also very interesting, with the usual patio and ornate rooms. Well worth a visit!
Written May 16, 2019
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peadarsean
Dublin, Ireland80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
It is not easy to find this place though well worth persevering, with the aid of a smart phone. Being close to the St Nicholas church viewing point, makes for an interesting climb through small alleyways. Apart from being an unusual building with a significant historical past (the home of Aixa, mother of Boabdil), it also houses fascinating exhibitions of astronomical instruments, documentation, horticultural history and techniques. Also some interesting Moorish plasterwork.
Written January 21, 2019
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Brian L
Crawley, UK201 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Visited as part of the combined ticket but this was difficult to find. I've attached a picture of the small plaza just next to the Monastery of Isabella the Queen. Follow the narrow lane in the plaza picture round the back of the buildings with the city wall on your left. Finally you get to a pretty herb garden and simple interior. Have a drink/meal in the plaza as a reward for finding it. I warn you that it's a long climb up from the town centre on a hot day!
Written October 19, 2018
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Natalie KC
Norwich, UK21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We bought a ticket at the Historic baths for 5 euros which included entrance to another house which wasn't so interesting and then this...we ended up there right at the end of the day and wish we'd had more than half an hour. It took us half an hour to find the place as the map given with your ticket is a bit misleading. It's right at the end of Callejón de las Monjas, hidden behind the park and not on Camino Nuevo de San Nicolas as it appears on the map given with your ticket. There also wasn't any signs so the reason we have only given it four stars is because it needs to be easier to find for when you lose Google maps :P There were a number of interesting exhibits on the Moorish influence on science and agriculture as well as beautiful views from the windows.
Written May 22, 2018
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Lisa D
43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
This palace in the Albayzin was built as the Palace home of the spurned wife of a sultan. The sultan had chosen a captured Christain princess as his wife and because both wives had a son there was a problem with each wife wanting her son to be the next Sultan. So this palace was built were the spurned wife could reside in comfort butvwith views of her former home the Alhambra.
Written April 10, 2017
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sccrref
Tucson,Az1,671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
The house itself is small but pretty and has amazing views. In and of itself Im not sure its a must see but given that it came w/ our Alhambra tx and that the walk up to it (via Elvira street) was really cool that's why I gave it 4 stars. The house itself was 3. Total experience 4. Many great photo ops along the way. It is steep but we were 4 58+ and we did fine. Bring water. Dont think the museum had any. Can see actual house in 15-20 minutes
Written October 17, 2016
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