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Palacio
de Los
olvidados
(Palace of the Forgotten)

In the Palacio de los Olvidados (Palace of the Forgotten), you can currently visit the Inquisition exhibition and enjoy its fantastic viewpoint overlooking the Alhambra.

Palacio de los Olvidados en Granada

PALACIO DE LOS OLVIDADOS: AN ANCIENT PALATIAL HOUSE FROM THE 16TH CENTURY

In the historic city of Granada, we find the Palacio de los Olvidados, located on the Cuesta de Santa Inés, in the lower Albayzín, the neighborhood with the richest history and charm in Granada. This area was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984.

THE MAGIC OF ITS STREETS,

where time seems to have stood still, still retains the essence of a blend of Arab, Sephardic, and Christian cultures. Among these narrow and history-laden streets lies the Palace of the Forgotten, an ancient palatial house from the 16th century located on the banks of the Darro River, at the foot of the Alhambra, which will transport us to another era.

The remarkable Mannerist double-bodied façade of this palatial house offers a beautiful perspective from the bottom of the hill, as it is advanced compared to the rest of the building. Its lower body consists of a linteled opening framed by Tuscan pilasters and an entablature, while the upper part features a wrought-iron balcony flanked by pinnacles in the tradition of El Escorial, all above coats of arms. The crowning element of the façade is a split curved pediment that houses a noble coat of arms, suggesting that it belonged to a converted individual subjected to a blood purity process.

The ensemble is crowned by a wide eave with coffered decoration and rosettes. In the corner opposite to the entrance, there rises a tower with an open gallery supported by straight columns. Beyond the entrance hall, you’ll find a square courtyard with white marble Corinthian columns at the corners and acanthus brackets. This inner courtyard is available for various events such as book presentations, conferences, and more.