Torre del Cubo
Tower in Granada
The Torre del Cubo or Turret Tower is a defensive tower on the walls of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. It is located at the north-eastern end of the Alcazaba. From its terrace you can see spectacular views of the Albaicín and the Carrera del Darro. On the lower floor of the tower we find the remains of the Puerta de la Tahona, on which it was built. It is a rounded shape in order to reduce the effect of cannonballs, which would be more likely to bounce of glance off the walls.
History of the Torre del Cubo
It was built on an old Islamic tower with an interior door to allow access to the Nasrid Palaces from the Puerta de las Armas. After the conquest of the Catholic Monarchs, new buildings were made and others were reorganized to equip them with artillery. And so the current semicircular tower was built on the old Nasrid tower.
Where is the Torre del Cubo located?
The Torre del Cubo is located below the Torre del Homenaje. It straddles the outer curtain wall of the Alhambra and site between the Torre de las Armas to its west and Torre de Mohamed to its east.
Visiting Torre del Cubo
For opening times of the Torre del Cubo see Alhambra Opening Times.
The Torre del Cubo is part of the Alhambra Complex and access it you need to purchase Alhambra Tickets or a Alhambra Guided Tour.