Torre Quebrada

Tower in Granada

Plaza De Los Aljibes, Alhambra Grenada
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The Torre Quebrada or The Broken Tower is the center defensive tower located on the walls of Alcazaba. Together with the Torre del Adarguero and the Torre del Homenaje they make up the defensive towers on the Alcazaba eastern wall. It is also known by the name of Torre del Cantón.

It was built in the time of Yusuf I on the remains of another older tower from the Zirí period. It has a “U” shape oriented from east to west, and has two floors with different rooms and a terrace formed with crenellations. In 1838 a landslide caused part of the tower above the walls collapsed, which destroyed part of its staircase and gave rise to a large crack.

What does the Torre Quebrada Look like?

The Torre Quebrada  is a solid tower up to the height of the wall. Above the walls the interior of the tower is hollow and has arches underneath.

Where is the Torre Quebrada Located?

Torre Quebrada is located in the center of the canvas of the eastern wall of the Alcazaba and that separates the Plaza de Los Aljibes with the Plaza de las Armas. It is located in the widest area of ​​the Alcazaba wall, in its central part.

Where does the Torre Quebrada get its name?

It is called Torre Quebrada because of the huge crack that is still noticeable and can be seen from the Plaza de Los Aljibes and that, as if it were a wound, points it from top to bottom.

The Torre Quebrada appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Granada!

Other names of Torre Quebrada

The Torre Quebrada has the following names: Torre Quebrada, The Broken Tower, Torre del Cantón..

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Visiting Torre Quebrada


For opening times of the Torre Quebrada see Alhambra Opening Times.


The Torre Quebrada 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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