It’s a tower-palace, or Qalahurra, and its structure and distribution is the same as in the houses and palaces of the Monumental Complex. It has a double left-right bending entrance which leads into a patio with arches standing on pillars.
The main living room has a square plan and split windows looking out from tiny alcoves.
This space together with the Comares Hall houses the most complex decorative programme of the Alhambra.
Name of the tower: Tower of the Captive.
Period: End of the XIII century, though it was renovated and transformed as living quarters during the time of Yusuf I, first half of the XIV century.
Outstanding features: It’s a tower-palace, or Qalahurra, combining defensive features on the outside and living quarters in the inside.
Timetable: From 8.30 to 18 hours. Tuesday, Wednesday , Thursday and Sundays.
Access: Show general entrance ticket to the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra.
Forum: Maximum 30 people at one time.