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Plaza Nueva

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IMPORTANT - COVID-19: The Alhambra is currently closed until 31st March. All ALHAMBRA TICKETS and GRANADACARDS until this date will, therefore, be refunded automatically.

On the 1st April, the Alhambra will either open or remain closed. If it remains closed, all Alhambra tickets and GRANADACARDS will be refunded automatically for the dates of closure.

If the Alhambra opens on the 1st April, then Alhambra tickets and GRANADACARDS will not be refunded. However, if you are physically unable to reschedule your holiday in Granada because of accommodation or flight problems, then you should contact the ALHAMBRA or GRANADACARD directly to request a refund.

ALHAMBRA: 34858953616 (before May) or +34858888002 (May onwards)

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PLAZA NUEVA

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plaza nueva granadaThe square was built to cover up the River Darro which flows underneath in order to create more space in the city. The square soon became one of the most important centres in Granada and supposedly tournaments and bullfights used to be held here as well as public executions.


plaza nueva granadaOn one side of Plaza Nueva you can see the Royal Chancellery. Work on this began in 1530 and part of it was designed by Diego de Siloé. At the back of the building, a prison was built in the 17th century and which served as one until the end of the 19th century. The building is used today as the High Court.

The Iglesia de San Gil y Santa Ana was built in 1537 to replace the former Almanzora mosque. It was designed by Diego de Siloé.


plaza nueva granadaOn the right of the church is the Fountain of the Bull which was installed in 1941, with its bull in the centre spouting water and a young boy on either side.


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