Legends of Granada

The city of Granada is full of charming corners that have given rise to countless legends, some real and others that come from generation to generation for years and it has not been possible to verify if they are real or not, but all of them legends that we are immersed in other times and cultures.

In this section, from Imsol, we intend to become a participant in these various legends, and enjoy both of them as we are contándotelas.


The legend of the walled balcony of Casa de Castril

In the Carrera del Darro, between the hills of the Alhambra and Granada district Albaicín, is a landmark of a Renaissance palace built in 1539, the Casa de Castril. This building, former home of the Archaeological Museum, contains one of the most nostalgic legends of Granada city. Today we want to share it with all…

The legend of the sun clock

In previous publications we have told several legends about the Alhambra in Granada, including the legend of the young man and the Falcon or the legend of the Courtyard of the Lions. Today we want to share with you the legend of the Clock of the Sun. This legend is based on the capture of…

The legend of the Rose of the Alhambra

Do you like the legends of Granada? We suggest you to know one of the stories written by Washington Irving: the legend of “La Rosa de la Alhambra”. With it you can enjoy even more of your routes to Granada. Was King Mohamed “The southpaw” strolling through the Sierra, when he met a detachment with…

The legend of the palace of the lions

As on other occasions, we rescued a legend of the Alhambra in Granada to encourage you in your visits around the city. In this case, the Palace of the Lions, is the most known and admired of the enclosure of nazari for his great wealth decorative. This legend revolves around the Princess Zaira, who arrived…

The legend of the Gate of Justice

Travelers wishing to experience the beauty of the Alhambra can´t stop reading the various legends of Granada that remains in the collective memory. Today we review the legend of the Gate of Justice, one of the four entrances to Nazari set. If we reached the door step of the Justice door, we will see two…

The legend of the Boy and the Hawk

We go back to the time of the Reconquest to remind one of the legends of Granada which is more known. It belongs to the series of stories of the Alhambra and relates to the legend of “The three princesses” that we’d pick up from a previous article. By that then, the Kings and noble…

The Legend of El Suspiro del Moro and La Silla del Moro

We invite you to continue knowing the history of Granada through its mysteries and charms. In this case, the hand of “El Suspiro del Moro”, one of the legends of the Alhambra that endures from generation to generation. Currently, if we travel towards Motril, we can find, among populations of Otura and the Padul a…

The Legend of the enchanted Soldier

The following tale is set in the Alhambra. A student of the University of Salamanca spent summers traveling to different cities and he was playing the guitar to make some money and be able to paying his studies. In one of these trips, he came to visit the city of Granada, and according to the…

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