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A Guide to museums in Granada Spain (including Alhambra Museum)

Granada has lots of cultural activities to offer. As well as the music concerts, local fiestas and Flamenco there are lots of museum and exhibitions to discover too. 

Here is my guide to Museums in the city of Granada 

Parque de las Ciencias

Granada´s Science Museum is a great place for families. The large complex has many different areas and exhibits to explore. Lots to entertain young visitors such as a Butterfly garden, a Planetarium and a viewing tower to see the city from above. Yet the museum also has plenty of temporary exhibitions too. For younger children the outdoor play area is an adventure in itself. The museum has a large Underground Car park with reduced rate for museum visitors. This makes a perfect place for rainy or colder days (a rare thing in Granada). 

  • Address: Avenida de la Ciencia (off Calle Fernando de los Rios) 
  • Entry fee 6.50 euros   
  • Opening hours: Open 10am to 7pm Tuesday to Saturday. Sundays 10 am til 3pm. Closed on Mondays.
  • For more information on Granada's Science Museum.    

Museo de la Alhambra

This Museum is inside the Palacio de Carlos V and is free to visit. (You don´t need an Alhambra ticket for access). The museum has seven rooms Inside there are vases and ceramics used in the Alhambra palace. Inside they have parts of the Alhambra palace which have been recovered such as marble columns, wooden beams or doors. On Sundays at 12 noon they offer guided tours lead by volunteers. The temporary exhibitions are worthwhile visiting and change regularly. 

  • Entry fee. Free. 
  • Opening hours: 8.30am until 2.30pm, Tuesdays & Sundays.  Wednesdays to Saturday opens 8.30am until 6pm. Closed on Mondays    

Museo de Bellas Artes 

This Fine Art Gallery is on the upper floor of the Palacio de Carlos V, inside the Alhambra complex. Here you will find many works of art which feature the city of Granada. Also there is a large collection of sculptures by Alonso Cano. 

  •  Entry fee:  1.50 euros 
  • Opening hours: Closed on Mondays, Open 9am to 8pm Wednesday to Saturdays and 9am-2pm Sundays

Casa Zafra 

This new museum has just opened in July 2014. Set inside an historic 15th century Moorish palatial home. Inside there is information about the history of the Albaicin neighbourhood. Considered to be the oldest Nazrid residential building in Spain, this is a beautiful space to see. 

  • Address: Portería de la Concepción, 8 (just up from Carrera del Darro) 
  • Entry fee: Free 
  • Opening hours Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm    

Caja Cultural Museo de la Memoria de Andalucía 

This modern museum has architectural design which stands out in the cityscape. It holds a small part of the Archaeological Museum´s collection. It has lots of activities and temporary exhibitions too. On the 7th Floor the Restaurante Arriaga offers amazing views of the city and Sierra Nevada. On the ground floor part of the building is theTeatro Isidoro Marquez. Here they offer free cinema throughout the year, often in Original language. The outdoor patio is often the setting for summer concerts.   

  • Address: Avenida de la Ciencia (opposite Science Park Museum) 
  • Entry fee 4 euros 
  • Opening hours Tuesdays to Saturdays 9.30am to 2pm. Sundays 11am-3pm Closed in August. 

Museo Arqueológico 

This museum on the Carrera del Darro is closed. Set in the historic Casa de Castril it has been shut for repairs needed to the building and so far has not reopened. The collection of ancient finds and interesting relics is vast. Hopefully will reopen at sometime soon. 

Fundacion Rodriguez Acosta & Instituto Gómez-Moreno 

This Carmen house built in 1916 for the Granada artist José María Rodríguez-Acosta. This building is close to the Alhambra itself, just a short walk from the Carmen de los Martires Gardens. This unique space has terraced gardens with views over Granada. The grounds have many sculptures and fountains dotted around it´s terraces. The Instituto Gómez-Moreno has historic paintings and exhibits collected by the Rodriguez Acosta family. There is quite an important collection of Asian pieces, figures and ceramics. 

  •  Address: Callejon del Niño Rollo 
  •  Entry fee 7.20 euros 
  •  Opening hours  10:00am to 6.30pm    

Centro José Guerrero 

Modern Art exhibitions are held here. The current one of José Guerrero´s work is from 17th June until 21st September 2014. This space often holds workshop, conferences and exhibitions all related to contemporary art culture. 

  • Address: Calle Oficios, 8 
  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturdays 10.30am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 9pm Sundays 10.30am to 2pm. Closed on Monday.    

Palacio de los Olvidados 

This space dedicated to the Jewish history of Granada opened on 2nd January 2014. The building is located close to Plaza Nueva. This building is typical of the lower Albaicin area. It provides an excellent setting for the private collection. As well as the permanent exhibition, the museum offers concerts and other activities too. 

  • Address:  Cuesta de Santa Inés, 6. 
  • Entry fee 5 euros 
  • Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm. Weekends: Friday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm    

Museo Casa Cueva Sacromonte 

See inside the Gypsy caves in the Sacromonte district. This museum shows how a typical home is set up inside a cave. This place is also the setting for outdoor cinema and Flamenco on summer nights too. 

  • Address: Camino de Sacromonte. 
  • Entry fee 5 euros
  • Opening hours from 10am to 6pm    

Museo Casa de los Tiros

This palatial home was part of the Granada Venegas family estate. Part of the building is decorated with Trojan heroes. The most beautiful feature is the wooden details and ceiling of the Cuarto Dorado.  Inside there is also a collection of local festival posters from the past hundred years. 

  • Address: Calle Pavaneras 19, Realejo district. 
  • Entry fee 1.50 euros
  • Opening hours  from 10am until 5pm   

Huerta de San Vicente 

The summer home of Spanish Poet Federico Garcia Lorca. This is set inside a public park on Calle Arabial, Granada. See the place where Garcia Lorca wrote some of his works and get a feel of a 20th century country style home typical of the area. 
  • Address: Parque Federico García Lorca Calle Virgen Blanca (corner with Calle Arabial) 
  • Entry fee 3 euros 
  • Opening hours Every day from 9.15am to 2pm    

Map of Granada's Museums 

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