Torre del Cadí

Tower in Granada

Torre Del Cadi, Alhambra, Granada 4
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The Torre del Cadí or Tower of the Judge is a defensive and military tower located in Alhambra in Grenada, Spain. The tower was restored in 1924.

What does Torre del Cadí look like?

It has two rooms at the height of the parapet, and a terrace which is accessed through an organized staircase around a central buttress. The Torre del Cadí, was a point of special importance to control access to the Generalife, whose entrance and gate street was in front of it.

Where does the Torre del Cadí get its names?

It is known by the names of the Torre del Candil or Qadi  although it has also received the names of  Torre del Preso or Prisoner’s Tower during the 16th century and Torre del paso de la Zorra or the The Passing Vixen during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Where is the Torre del Cadí located?

It is located on the canvas northern wall between the Torre de los Picos and the Cautiva. Opposite is the old entrance to the Generalife Palace and its main function was to control the passage of people between it and the Nasrid Palaces. Beneath it, the round road passed and there is a passageway that gives access to some rooms where a chief would stay who would control the guard on his way around the Alhambra walls.

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Visiting Torre del Cadí


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


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

Duration: 20 minutes

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