English   Royal Hospital


This unusual building, commissioned to be built as a Hospital by the Catholic Monarchs, is one of the few civil buildings from these times to be found in the city of Granada. Erected on the site of the ancient Fortress of Qadima, it combines Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance elements; its ground plan resembles a Greek cross, and it now houses the Rectory of the city’s University. In addition to the beautiful wooden wall coverings, it houses sculptures by Alonso de Mena and paintings by Bocanegra, together with a highly valuable collection of 47 incunabula and books illustrated with miniatures, carefully guarded in its library.

Cuesta del Hospicio, s/n. Granada.
958 243 025