House of Zafra

Visiting the House of Zafra is the best way to learn about the Arab lifestyle in Granada during the Muslim period. This Nasrid house hosts the Interpretation Center of the Albaicin.

What to expect?

This 14th-century Nasrid house is located in the very heart of the Albaicin, a little piece of Granada's history and, above all, of the city's Muslim quarter. This house, which belonged to a family of Andalusian aristocrats, has preserved its Arab essence, present in the original structure and in the pool in the courtyard.

Like most Arab houses, the exterior of the House of Zafra is sober, with the intention of hiding the luxury and comforts from foreign eyes. Inside it houses several rooms spread over two floors and beautiful views of the Alhambra.

Albaicin Interpretation Center

The Casa de Zafra houses the Albaicin Interpretation Center, a set of exhibitions and interactive panels that invite visitors to delve into the origins of the Muslim quarter and discover what this World Heritage Site is like today.

Through various illustrations, the exhibition revisits the history of Granada and explores what life was like in the homes of the Albaicin.


From May 1 to September 14: from 9 am to 2:30 pm and from 5 pm to 8:30 pm
From September 15 to April 30: from 10 am to 5 pm


General admission: 3 (US$ 3.20)
Students, seniors and children under 16: 1 (US$ 1.10)
Sundays: free admission


Bus: lines C31, C32 and C34