The symbolic changes in the layout of the entrances and the systems for defending the city of the Alhambra after the Christian conquest made the Gate of Justice the most frequently used entrance, as a means of controlling the flow and the origin of visitors.
The Gate still has the same function today, above all in terms of pedestrian access, even though the organization of the visit to the Monument has led to other gates of lesser historic importance acquiring a more prominent role, in line with our heritage obligations in terms of conservation and control of all the historic buildings.
The Gate of Justice is still therefore the door to the Alhambra; both for its symbolic value and for the way its use and functions have evolved over time.
He exhibition takes us on a tour of the history of the Gate of Justice, now that its restoration and enhancement work have been completed, exploring aspects such as its iconography in contemporary artworks, the different restoration works it has undergone and its use as a living space. The exhibition has over 150 pieces, including photographs, paintings and books.
Organized by: Council of the Alhambra and Generalife.