Torre de las Armas
Tower in Granada
The Torre de las Armas or Tower of arms is a defensive tower and city gate in the Alhambra Complex in Granada. The tower was called Torre de las Armas by the Moors and is located on the north wall, jutting out over the lower wall of the Alcazaba. The city gate gave access to the Almanzora neighborhood of Granada.
The Tower stands over the Puerta de las Armas, which was the main city gate.
There would have been a coracha between here and the Puerta de los Tablero and the Puente del Cadi. A coracha is a type of defensive wall that is only found on the Iberian Peninsula, that protects the route between a fortress and access to the water supply site when it is outside the fortified compound.
Where does the name Torre de las Armas come from?
The name Torre de las Armas comes from the name of the city gate that it is above. People entering the city of Alhambra would need to leave there weapons at the gate.
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Visiting Torre de las Armas
For opening times of the Torre de las Armas see Alhambra Opening Times.