Puerta de las Granadas (Gate of the Pomegranates), Granada

Puerta de las Granadas (Gate of the Pomegranates), Granada

Also known as the gate of the pomegranates, the puerta de las Granadas is the gate to the path through the Alhambra Forest to the Alhambra itself. The path originates in the New Plaza and leads to the Nasrid Palace, the Alhambra.

The gate is made in a Roman style, with triumphal arches with a classic facade. It is the main entrance to the walled Alhambra enclosure. It was constructed during the reign of Charles V. The gate is made of stone with carved Florentine designs. The gate was built to memorialize the wedding of Charles I after his marriage to Isabel of Portugal.

The gate was made to replace the original Islamic gate, Bib al-Buxar, a defensive tower. Arabic architecture is to the right of the gate. On the left is a baroque style door to the Palace of the Marquise of Cartagena. The gate is named for the three pomegranates above the main arch, a promise of peace and abundance promised to Andalusia by Charles I.

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Puerta de las Granadas (Gate of the Pomegranates) on Map

Sight Name: Puerta de las Granadas (Gate of the Pomegranates)
Sight Location: Granada, Spain (See walking tours in Granada)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Granada, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Granada

Create Your Own Walk in Granada

Creating your own self-guided walk in Granada is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Alhambra Walking Tour

Alhambra Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Albayzín Walking Tour

Albayzín Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Granada Introduction Walking Tour

Granada Introduction Walking Tour

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The long Reconquest of Spain finally ended when the Emirate of Granada was ceded by Mohammad XII to the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand II of Aragon...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Granada's Architectural Jewels

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Over the course of centuries, Granada's architecture has been influenced by four major styles – Moorish, Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque. The city’s most impressive buildings date from the period of Arabic rule and the subsequent Catholic epoch which started after the Moors were displaced in 1492.

From the dazzling majesty of the Alhambra to the awe-inspiring churches and the subtly...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles