Palace of the Cordovas in Granada

Palace of the Cordovas in Granada

The Palace of the Cordovas reflects the combination of Renaissance and Mudejar styles and houses beautiful gardens. Discover this 16th-century building in the heart of the Albaicin.

In the mid-16th century, the military and diplomat Luis Fernandez de Cordova ordered the construction of a palace in the Plaza de las Descalzas, in the heart of Granada. Although this palace was built in a marked Renaissance style, in it we can find Mudejar nuances, such as the wooden alfarjes of the interior of the palace or its porticoed courtyard.

In 1919 the Palace of the Cordovas was demolished and rebuilt years later on the Cuesta del Chapiz on the way up to the Albaicin neighborhood, its current location.

Today, the Palace of the Cordovas is owned by the City Council of Granada and houses the Municipal Archives of the city. Its main attraction is the gardens that surround it, as well as the views it offers of the Alhambra.

The Palace also hosts protocol meetings and event celebrations on occasion.

A quick visit

Visiting the Palace of the Cordovas can be interesting if you're walking around the Albaicin or along the Cuesta del Chapiz. It is quite a nice place to take a stroll through the gardens and enjoy its views of the Alhambra for free. However, we think there are more interesting monuments in Granada and we don't recommend spending too much time there.


Opening hours: From April 1 to October 14:
Monday to Friday: from 10 am to 2 pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10 am to 8 pm
From October 15 to March 31:
Monday to Friday: from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 6 pm


Free admission


Bus: lines C31, C32 and C24