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June 2014
PATRONATO DE LA ALHAMBRA
THIS MONTH WE HIGHLIGHT...
The Alhambra that inspired Ángel Barrios

The Alhambra is paying homage to Ángel Barrios (1882-1964), a composer, musician and guitarist from Granada, with an exhibition in the Temporary Exhibition Room in the Granada Fine Arts Museum (in the Palace of Charles V), which will trace the life and work of this multitalented artist...

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Area of the month

House of the Royal Street

The Royal High Street was...

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Museum Piece of the month

Fabric with crowned lions

Fabric manufacture was of the most outstanding craft industries of the Hispano-Muslim...

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Schedule of activites and exhibitions

Creatividad en la Alhambra (Ángel Barrios Creativity in the Alhambra) 

The Alhambra is paying homage to Ángel Barrios (1882-1964), a composer, musician and guitarist from Granada, with an exhibition in the Temporary Exhibition Room in the Granada Fine Arts Museum (in the Palace of Charles V...

Boabdil´s Granada. The end of the Nasrid Kingdom. 

Centuries of history and the legacies of different cultures have transformed the urban layout of the city of Granada...

The Hispano-Islamic taracea inlay technique and its tradition 

The word intarsia has the same root as the Spanish term taracea, said by the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language to originate in the Hispano-Arabic tarsí', derived in its turn from the classical Arabic tar½ī‘...

Guest exhibit from the Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation. Caliphate-era dish with a figure decoration 

This second exhibit continues the programme of Guest Pieces from the Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation...

Prized exhibits of the Museum of the Alhambra. Jewellery 

Hispano-Muslim jewellery is known above all thanks to the large number of hoards that have been discovered...

Innovating tradition 

Innovating tradition is the title of the exhibition with which the Council of the Alhambra and Generalife is putting the final touches to the Redalh cross-border project, carried out in collaboration with the Department of Culture of the Tangier-Tetouan region, whose main objective is to recover, preserve...

Did you know...

the legend that the Emperor Charles V introduced the carnation into Spain?

The Emperor Carlos V and his future wife, Isabel of Portugal, met just two hours before their wedding at the Reales Alcazares...

 

 

 

 

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La palabra y el dibujo: Álvaro Siza (The word and the drawing: Alvaro Siza) 

A close reading of the written texts and drawings by Álvaro Siza, activities complementary to his architectural duties, reveals his constant ...

La Casa del Chapiz. Camilo Álvarez de Morales y Antonio Orihuela Uzal 

La Casa de Chapiz in the Albaicín quarter of Granada, which is currently used as the School of Arabic Studies, is the largest, most important morisco house in Granada...

Catalogue 2014 (download online) 

All the publications published by the Council of the Alhambra and the Generalife from 1914 to nowadays...

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The Rodriguez-Acosta Foundation announces a new edition of its Landscape Grants for young artists

Thanks to sponsorship from the CruzCampo Foundation, students will receive financial support and accommodation at the Carmen de la Victoria...

The Court of the Lions appears on a commemorative stamp issued by the Spanish Mail Service dedicated to the Brand Spain

The Spanish Mail Service CORREOS today presented the stamp in the Brand Spain series dedicated to Spanish heritage. The image on the stamp is of the Court of the Lions in the Alhambra, Granada. This stamp is the fourth in the series and is dedicated to the “P” for Patrimonio (Heritage) and contains all the...

Ten films will be competing in the official section of the 8th edition of the "Granada Cines del Sur" film festival

The Minister for Education, Culture and Sport, Luciano Alonso, presented the 8th edition of the Granada Cines del Sur film festival, which from 1st-8th June will be screening some of the best productions from countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America...

Green light to the exhibition paying tribute to the Granada painter, José Guerrero, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

The exhibition paying tribute to the Granada painter José Guerrero (Granada, 1914-Barcelona, 1991) has been given the go-ahead. This morning, the Director of the Council of the Alhambra and Generalife, María del Mar Villafranca ...

This Saturday the Alhambra is taking part in the activities to mark the 19th birthday of the Granada Science Park

This Saturday 10th May, the Granada Science Park will be celebrating its 19th birthday with an Open Day. The Council of the Alhambra and Generalife will be getting involved in these activities with a stand in the Science Park, in which all visitors will receive information about the different types of visits...

José Enrique Morente joins the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía dance company for this summer’s Lorca and Granada cycle

A special version of the choreography En la Memoria del Cante: 1922, created by Rafaela Carrasco for the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía dance company, will be filling the night air at the Generalife...

The Alhambra and the Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation are organising activities for all the family on International Museum Day

The Alhambra and the Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation have organised a full programme of free activities to celebrate International Museum Day next Sunday 18th May...

Obra Social "La Caixa" and the Council of the Alhambra and Generalife improve accessibility in the Palace of Charles V

The work involved the installation of a lift, with its own specific design and characteristics, in the Palace of Charles V, so as to remove the architectural barriers that currently impede access to almost all the Palace for people with limited mobility...

The Alhambra increases its budget for 2014 and leads various European projects

This morning the Minister for Education, Culture and Sport of the Regional Government of Andalusia, Luciano Alonso, chaired the annual meeting of the Full Board of the Council of the Alhambra and Generalife, which was held in the Palace of Charles V...

Moisés, a very 'original' tourist visits the Alhambra

Moisés is 60 centimetres tall. He is very small, but has an exceptional head. He did not want to leave Granada without seeing the Alhambra, which he visited this morning. Yesterday at the Teatro Alhambra in Granada he presented his show The Table, by the British theatre company Blind Summit Theatre, and...

Reflections about the words and drawings of Álvaro Siza in the Alhambra

The Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza is the central character of a book entitled ‘La Palabra y el Dibujo’ (The Word and the Drawing) by the architect Juan Luis Trillo de Leyva, a professor at the Seville Architecture School, which was presented at the Palace of Charles V. According to its author, this book...

The Council of the Alhambra y Generalife launches its new "Dehesa del GeneralifeTM" Extra Virgin Olive Oil with certified organic quality.

This year the olive oil produced at the Alhambra obtained the organic quality certificate issued by Agrocolor and the CAAE...

Tickets for the show in the Generalife are now on sale with large discounts for advance purchases

Tickets are now on sale for this summer’s “Lorca y Granada” show at the Generalife. The show entitled “En la memoria del Cante: 1922” will be performed by the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía dance company.

The vocal lead in 'En la memoria del cante: 1922' directed by Rafaela Carrasco will be the flamenco...

The Alhambra organizes free guided visits on the occa-sion of International Archives Day

On 9 June as a special attraction visitors will be able to admire the Alhambra’s recently restored 16th and 17th century files and visit the monument’s paper restoration workshop...

The Alhambra and the Spanish Red Cross in Granada are strongly committed to the protection and provision of health care to visitors and employees of the Monument.

The two bodies sign a collaboration agreement which includes an electric vehicle for attending patients in the event of emergency...

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