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Less known monuments – Part one

ABBEY OF THE SACROMONTE

The history of this monument goes back to the year 1595, when in Mount Valparaíso, today known as Sacromonte, were found the relics of the disciples of the Apostle Santiago and some lead plaques written in Arabic (leaded books).

The Abbey was built in the seventeenth century by order of the Archbishop of Granada, but was never completed. Its courtyard with colonnade and arches are the highlights.

In the church, consecrated to the Virgin of the Assumption, among many decorative elements of great wealth, highlights the image of the Christ of Consuelo, also known as Christ of the Gypsies.

In one of the sides of the courtyard, there is currently a museum that houses a collection of important pictorial and sculptural works of art, as well as manuscripts, incunabula and other objects of worship of great interest.

You can find more information about the visit to this monument at this link: http://abadiasacromonte.org/visita/que-ver

ALCÁZAR GENIL

This small palace, is located far from the Alhambra, in the old Vega de Granada, but very close to the place where King Boabdil handed the keys of the city to the Catholic Monarchs, an act that marked the end of the Muslim kingdoms in Spain and the beginning of the modern era in Europe.

It was built in the 13th century on a farm and recreational farm next to the Genil river. At the time it came to house a Albercón of large dimensions in which naval battles could be represented. This naumaquia can be visited today in the station of the same name of the Metropolitan of Granada.

At present, the Palace is integrated into the modern city and houses the Francisco Ayala Foundation.

You can find more information at: http://www.ffayala.es/alcazar-genil/

REAL CHANCILLERY

This imposing building, located in Plaza Nueva, was built in the sixteenth century by order of King Carlos the 1st to house the judicial body of the Royal Audience and Chancery established in Granada in 1505 by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth the 1st.

Its imposing façade stands out, a Mannerist work by the architect Francisco del Castillo, with sculptures by Alonso Hernández, and the main courtyard with a layout by Diego de Siloé.

It currently houses the Territorial Hearing of Granada.

THE MADRAZA

This building, located on Oficios Street in front of the entrance of the Royal Chapel, is considered the first University built in Spain.

It was built in the fourteenth century by King Yusuf I of Granada and it taught Law, Mathematics or Medicine by the leading intellectuals of the time.

The building property was given by the Catholic Monarchs to the City of Granada and is currently owned by the University of Granada.

More info at: http://www.ffayala.es/alcazar-genil/

Now that you know some more places to visit in Granada, do not forget the best way to immortalize your visit. Enjoy a Pictourama!

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