Torre de las Cabezas

Tower in Granada

The Torre de las Cabezas or Tower of the Heads is a defensive tower in the Alhambra Complex, in Granada, Spain. It has a rectangular shape, elongated outwards and protruding on the canvas of the wall, where the walkway reaches.

Where does the Torre de las Cabezas get its name?

The Torre de las Cabezas or Tower of the Heads is also known by the name of  the Jail Tower or the Prison Tower. Since both in Arab and Christian times, its main function was a prison, and the heads of condemned prisoners would adorn its walls.

Where is the Torre de las Cabezas l?

It is located between the Torre de la Bruja and the Torre de las Abencerrajes.

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Visiting Torre de las Cabezas


For opening times of the Torre de las Cabezas see Alhambra Opening Times.

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


The Torre de las Cabezas 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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