Torre de las Abencerrajes

Tower in Granada

Abencerrajes Tower

The Torre de las Abencerrajes or Abencerrajes Tower was a small defensive tower, in the Alhambra Complex, in Granada, Spain.

It is currently in ruins and practically very hard to find both from the outside, as from the outside it is hidden among the Alhambra Forest, and from the inside, when looking from the inside hard to distinguish it from the ruins of the Palacio de los Abencerrajes. It practically disappeared after the French blasting of 1812 next to the Palacio de los Abencerrajes, at the northwestern corner of which it is located, which is why its entire complex is currently renovated and rebuilt, and where we can only contemplate what they would have looked like. The Torre de las Abencerrajes has a rectangular shape, but does not protruding from the wall, rather it runs parallel to it.

It was also named as Accounting Tower after the donation by the Catholic Monarchs in 1501 to the Adelantado de Murcia and Senior Accountant of the Royal Council Don Juan Chacón. Others call it Torre de la Peralada, although there is some depute regarding whether this is the correct tower.

Where is the Torre de las Abencerrajes located?

It is located on the south wall of the Alhambra, between the Puerta de los Carros and the Torre de las Cabezas.


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Visiting Torre de las Abencerrajes


For opening times of the Torre de las Abencerrajes see Alhambra Opening Times.

Access is restricted.


The Torre de las Abencerrajes 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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