Torre de la Sultana

Tower in Granada

Torre De La Sultana 4
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The Torre de la Sultana or The Tower of the Sultana is a defensive tower located within the Alhambra complex in Granada. The Torre de la Sultana looks over both the military quarter of the Alcazaba de la Alhambra and the Jardín de los Adarves.

The tower is a square shape, elongated parallel to the barbican, and overhanging it on its southern slope, towards the Adarves Garden. It has two rooms, which serve to connect the barbican walkway with the Plaza de Armas, as well as a terrace. It was built during the Almohad stage and has undergone numerous reconstructions and restorations, as we can see in the different materials and bricks that were used in them.

You are not normally allowed to enter the tower although we will be able to see it from the Plaza de Armas or from the walkway that runs through the north of it and that connects the Torre del Homenaje with the upper entrance of the Torre de las Armas. Its southern side is hidden by the trees that we find in the Jardín de Los Adarves.

Where is the Torre de la Sultana located?

The Torre de la Sultana is located at the south-west end of the Plaza de las Armas. To its  east is the Torre del Adarguero and to the west is the Torre de la Pólvora.

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Visiting Torre de la Sultana


For opening times of the Torre de la Sultana see Alhambra Opening Times.

Access is normally restricted unless to building forms part of the Space of the Month program.


The Torre de la Sultana is part of the Alhambra Complex and access it you need to purchase Alhambra Tickets or a Alhambra Guided Tour.

Duration: 5 minutes

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