Torre del Capitán

Tower in Granada

Torre Del Capitan, Alhambra 2
© Ayuntamiento de Granada

The Torres del Capitán or the Captain’s Tower is a small defensive and surveillance tower located in the Alhambra Complex, in Granada, Spain. It also was called the  Torre de Juan de Cáceres. It has an elongated square shape towards the outside, protruding on the canvas of the wall. The walkway goes into it until the interior room, where the control of the people who passed through it was carried out.

Where is the Torres del Capitán located?

It is located on the southern defensive wall of the Alhambra complex. It is between the Torre de la Bruja and the Torre de los Siete Suelos.

At the base of the wall is the street-moat, popularly called “Camino de Ronda”, where different archaeological works were carried out by Leopoldo Torres Baldás, between 1932 and 1933, bringing to light the remains of two Nasrid dwellings, separated by a street that accessed the Medina.

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Visiting Torre del Capitán


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

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


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

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

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