Dar al-Horra is a Moorish palace which was built in the fifteenth century on an earlier zirí palace out of the11th century. It is one of the lesser known monuments of Granada, but also one of the most interesting.
Its Arabic name means house of Madame. In this palace lived Aixa queen and mother of Boabdil. Later it was inhabited by the Rey with Isabel Solis (who was previously a Christian slave who captivated the King) making his second wife. After the conquest of Granada by the Catholic Monarchs, it was ceded to Hernando de Zafra. Later it became part of the closure of the monastery of Santa Isabel la Real, until its acquisition by the State in the 20th century. It is located on top of what was the al-Qashba Cadima, or Alcazaba Vieja, the initial core of Muslim Granada next to the walls of the fortified area.
Phone: 958 00 02 78 (Provincial Delegation)
Opening hours: Mon. to Sat. from 18-21 h. and Sun. and festivity days from 11-14 h.
Entrance fee: free.