Torre del Adarguero

Tower in Granada

Torre Del Adarguero, Alhambra
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The Torre del Adarguero or Shieldmaker’s tower is the remains of a tower located inside the Alcazaba. It is also known as the Torre Hueca or Hollow Tower. Together with the Torre Quebrada and the Torre del Homenaje they make up the defensive towers on the Alcazaba eastern wall.

The walkway that runs through the inner walls of the Alcazaba extends through all the towers, on both sides of the Plaza de Armas.

Where does the name Torre Hueca come from?

It receives the name of Torre Hueca or or Hollow Tower because there is nothing left of it except the place where it was located, and the part of the wall that was integrated into it, since it is believed to be solid up to this point.

Where does the name Torre del Adarguero come from?

Adarguero was an ancient profession that consisted in the manufacture or custody of adargas or shields. At some time there would have been a shield maker here.

The Torre del Adarguero appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Granada!

Other names of Torre del Adarguero

The Torre del Adarguero has the following names: Torre del Adarguero, Shieldmaker's tower, Torre Hueca, Hollow Tower.

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Visiting Torre del Adarguero


For opening times of the Torre del Adarguero see Alhambra Opening Times.


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

Address: Torre del Adarguero 18009 Granada Spain
Duration: 5 minutes

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