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Granada Museums

La Alhambra Museum
Palace of Carlos V. Alhambra.
Microbus-Alhambra. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 2:30pm
Telephone: 958 22 62 79

La Alhambra Museum

Housed in the Palace of Carlos V, within the Alhambra, the Alhambra museum occupies the Southern wing of the Palace on the ground floor. It is divided into seven rooms (arranged in chronological order) which are dedicated to Hispanic-Muslim culture and art. The museum was created in 1870 to look after the many archaeological finds acquired by the Provincial Commission for Monuments. In 1994 it was assigned to the Alhambra and Generalife Trust.

Museums of Fine Arts Museums of Fine Arts
Palace of Carlos V. Alhambra.
Microbus-Alhambra. Open: Summer (April through September): Tuesday 2:30pm to 7:45pm. Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 7:45pm. Sunday 9am to 2pm. Winter (October through March): Tuesday 2:30pm to 6pm. Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 6pm. Sunday 9am to 2pm.
Telephone: 958 22 48 43

The Fine Art museum is situated on the upper floor of the Palace. This museum preserves important works of art starting from the 16th century, including pieces by Alonso Cano and Machuca. Especially noteworthy is the sculpture El Entierro de Cristo (The Burial of Christ) by Jacobo Florentino. There are also other masterpieces to be found from the baroque, neoclassic and romantic periods as well as paintings from Granada (19th to 20th centuries). Manuel Angeles Ortíz should also be mentioned because the museum keeps an important collection of his works of art from the series "Albyzín" and "Paseo de los cipreses".

Royal Chapel MuseumRoyal Chapel Museum
Cathedral. Buses 3, 4 & 8.
Open: 10am to 1pm and 3:30pm to 6pm. From April to September afternoon hours are 4 to 7pm.
Telephone: 958 22 92 39

This museum houses important works of great historical and artistic value, including the crown and scepter of Queen Isabella and a priceless collection of panels from the Flemish School, a gift from the Queen to Granada.

The chapel is also a museum of things related to the capture of Granada and the conquest of the Americas. Isabel also amassed a collection of hundreds of great art – but Napoleon stole almost all of it.

Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation
Callejón del Niño del Royo, Microbus-Alhambra.
Advanced booking for visits is necessary. Open: 10am to 1:30pm.
Telephone: 958 22 74 97

A collection of decorative arts, important archaeological artefacts, and some works by the Granada-born painter José María Rodríguez-Acosta are on display.


Archeological MuseumArcheological Museum
Carrera del Darro, 41.

Microbus-Albaicín. Open: Tuesday 3pm to 8pm, Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 8pm, Sunday 9am to 2:30pm.

Telephone: 958 22 56 40


A collection of artefacts from prehistoric to Carthaginians, the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Arabs.

Jose Guerrero Centre
Oficios 8.
Phone 958 225 185
Opening hours: Summer (16/ 6 - 15/9). Tuesday - Sunday, 10 - 14 and 19 - 22. Rest of the year. Tuesday - Sunday, 11 - 14 and 17 - 21.

This museum is dedicated to show and promote the Granadian artist Jose Guerrero. The museum is situated in a beautiful house from the 19th century designed by Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas.

Museum of Federico Garcia LorcaMuseum of Federico Garcia Lorca
Poeta Federico García Lorca 4.
Phone 958 516 453
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00 - 19.00.

This was the residence of the famous poet Federico Garcia Lorca. Here you can find paintings, manuscripts, photos and other original documents of Lorca and of other artists from this period like Dali.

Museum of Manuel de Falla
Antequeruela Alta 11.
Phone 958 229 421
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 - 15.00.
This museum is located in the house where the famous composer used to live. Here it is possible to seek out the scores of Love the Magician and El retablo de Maese Pedro or simply the silent murmur of the gardens that so seduced the composer from Cádiz, convincing him to settle in Granada.
Apart from personal objects you can find paintings of Picasso and the house is surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Parque de las Ciencias (Science Park)
Avda. de la Ciencia, s/n. 18006 - Granada

Opening Hours:
Tuesdays – Saturdays (and Mondays that fall before a public holiday): 10am to 7pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: 10am to 3pm
Closed on Mondays (Except if a public holiday or the day prior to a public holiday)
Closed: January 1st, May 1st and 25th of December. For any posible changes to this timetable please consult the calendar on their website.

Entry:
General
Museum             € 7.00
Planetarium       € 2.50
Reduced
Museum             € 6.00
Planetarium       € 2.00  
School Student
Museum             € 5.00 (€5.50 from September 2015)
Planetarium       € 2 

Reduced entry prices are for those over 65 years of age, less than 18years and groups larger than 15 persons.

 

Museum Parque de las Ciencias

The Science Park is an interactive science museum, 70,000 m2 in size and a 15 minute walk from the historic centre of Granada. Since its opening in 1995, it is the most visited museum in Andalusia. More than 5 million people have already enjoyed its facilities, a figure that has made it an international reference centre of science popularization in southern Europe. It is open year round, Tuesday through Sunday and holidays, and offers activities and exhibits for all ages.

Among its installations are seven permanent exhibition halls, 5,000 m2 of temporary exhibitions, the Digital Planetarium, the Cultural Gallery, Library, Cinemas, Auditorium and windows to science. These installations cover health, the environment, the scientific legacy of Andalusian culture, architecture, literature, physics, chemistry, mechanics and astronomy, as well as other themes and areas.

You will also find an open-air museum with 27,000 m2 of green areas showcasing exhibition spaces such as the Observation Tower, the Tropical Butterfly House, the Astronomical Observatory, the Raptors in Flight Workshop; botanical paths, the Labyrinth plant, the Astronomy garden, or the Tent of mental gymnastics.

More information:
info@parqueciencias.com
www.parqueciencias.com
http://twitter.com/#!/ParqueCiencias
https://www.facebook.com/parqueciencias

The House of Los Tiros
Pavaneras 19.
Phone 958 221 072
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 14.30 - 20.00.

This 16th century palace is called "the House of the Shots" because of the canons which jut out from its battlements. Apart from having a continuous exhibition devoted to showing the history of Granada, this house is a cultural house with concerts, modern exhibitions, poesy lectures etc.

The coffered ceiling of the great hall called the Cuadra Dorada, on the second floor, is an extraordinary masterpiece of graphic art, with the vivid portraits of Spain's great heroes, from the time of the Moorish invasion to the Reconquest of Granada by the Catholic Monarchs.

The House of the Pisa The House of the Pisa
Convalescencia 1.
Phone 958 222 144
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 13.00.

In this house from the 16th century used to live the famous Spaniard Saint Juan de Dios. The house consists of 12 smaller rooms and 3 large exhibition halls where you can find Spanish and international art as well as furniture, jewels and ceramics from the 16th century.

The Max Moreau Museum
Camino nuevo de San Nicolás 12.
Phone 958 293 310
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 - 13.30 and 16.00 - 18.00.
You can see a great display of paintings by Max Moreau in this lovely setting. An old Moorish-style house in the Albayz where he lived and worked, has been converted into a gallery and museum. Along with the work he left to his favourite city, you can see his studio and find out about his private life and his love for Granada through an exhibition of personal photographs.

 

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