Granada Science Park

Parque de las Ciencias

Granada Science Park or in Spanish ‘Parque de las Ciencias’, is a Science Museum which was founded in 1990 with a new motto “A new kind of Museum” and opened to the public in 1995. The Museum holds permanent and temporary exhibitions. Situated only 1.2 miles from the south of the city centre.

The Science Museum has number of exhibition spaces where you can learn and understand the world and physical phenomena’s such as the motion of the earth and gravity.

Granada Science Park
Photography By Flickr user: kamen

Planetarium has a Astronomical Observatory which has a 75 cm telescope, and is used to observe the universe.

Biosphere Room, has a few fascinating things such as a movement of piranhas, which counts the world population and Human DNA.

The Perception Room lets you play with sound and light.

Explore Room has over twenty Science experiences for children age between 3 to 7 years old.

One of the best things to do: is to climb the observation tower, at 50 m high and you can enjoy the stunning view of Granada.

The Museum also has things such as Giant Chess, Acoustic Modules, Botanical tours, Tropical Butterfly and water games.

August 2016, The Science Centre received a massive 12.5 Million project, which added a new Bio-dome Building which is split in to three levels, Underwater, Terrestrial and Aerial and now visitors experience the biodiversity of Tropical Rain-forest, coral reefs and other areas of the Earths evolution. The EU funded close to 10 Million on this project.

Parque de las Ciencias
Photography By Flickr user: Oleg Chian

Telephone: +34 958 13 19 00  | Official Website | Twitter

Little warning if you don’t like noisy school groups, avoid going during peak term times from Tuesday to Fridays.

Parque de las Ciencias located just off the city of Granada is the Andalusia region in Spain.

How to get There

  • Walking: an easy walking distance from the centre of Granada, around 10 minutes.
  • By Car: Take the exit 129, towards Recogidas, Right onto Camino de Ronda and then right again onto Ctra de Motril
  • By Bus: Bus routes: SN5  (Parque de las Ciencias), S0 (Plaza de las Américas), C5 (Alejandro Otero), SN1, SN2 and SN3 (Camino de Ronda-Queen’s Garden Way or Round-Alcazar del Genil), LAC (Paseo del Violon), U3 (Camino de Ronda-Garden Queen or Avda. America Zaidín 8-Center Health Center), SN1, SN2 and SN3 (Camino de Ronda-Queen’s Garden Way or Round-Alcazar del Genil).
  • By Taxi: The Taxi journey could cost between €5 to €8 Euros from the centre of Granada.

Accessibility

  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Lift
  • Disabled toilets
  • Adapted guide
  • Information in braille
  • Itinerary adapted for the disabled
  • Tactile itinerary
  • Models
  • Car park
  • Ramps
  • Sign guides
  • Wheelchairs
  • Visits adapted for the disabled

Services

  • Audio guide
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Baby changer
  • Cloakroom service
  • Program of cultural activities
  • Educational workshops
  • Shop
  • Guided tours

Opening Hours

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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Admission

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Ticket Type Price
General €7
Reduced €6

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Location

Address: Av. de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada, Spain

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El Bañuelo

El Bañuelo

The Bañuelo baths are situated in the lower area of a private house in Carrera del Darro, which is at the foot of the Alhambra, The Arab baths is one of the few surviving building that were saved from destruction by the Catholic Monarchs. The Baths have been declared a National Monument and was restored by the Architect Balbas in 1918.

The Banuelo baths roof and columns, can be dated back to the Eleventh Century, The baths are one of the oldest and best preserved Arab baths in Spain. Its rooms are rectangular and have various chambers with arches made out of brick,its walls are made of concrete, the star shaped holes in the roof allow light to enter the rooms and steam to escape, which also reduced the weight of the roof.

The baths were used as a traditional meeting place for the locals and to relax and freshen up, have hair cuts and massages, due to the era; men and women were not seen together in the baths and they would come to visit the baths on different days, brides to be would also come here before their wedding days.

The Entrance to the baths can be accessed through a small house, which was reconstructed during the Christian era, walking through the small hall way, you will find a courtyard, which has a pool, from this courtyard you can access the baths. You will find three rooms: Cool Room, Central Room and a Hot Room. The service area is called Al Buma, its were the boiler and firewood is stored.

El Bañuelo
Photography By Flickr User: viriathus

Telephone: +34 958 22 97 38 | Official Website |

 

 

  • By Bus: Granada City Bus Routes: C1 and C2, the stop you need to get off is called: ‘Banuelo’.
  • Walking: about 8 to 10 minutes walk from Royal Chapel of Granada.

Extra Information

  • Construction: Thermal baths
  • Artistic period: Arab
  • Historic period: 11th century
  • Province: Granada
  • Autonomous region: Andalusia

Opening Hours – Free Entry

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Monday 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM

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Location

Address: Carrera del Darro, 31, 18010 Granada, Spain

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Royal Chapel of Granada

Royal Chapel of Granada

The Royal Chapel of Granada is situated between the Granada Cathedral and the Church of Sagrario, Built in Isabelline Gothic style,  Were the Catholic Monarchs were buried. The monarchs died before the chapel was finished, and their bodies rested in the convent of the Parador Nacional de Turismo until the Royal Chapel was completed.

They chose to be buried in Granada because they saw its conquest as the crowning achievement of their reign. Construction began in 1505 following a design by Enrique Egas and was completed in 1521.The northern facade is designed by Garcia Pradas, and provides access to the interior; a plan in the shape of a Latin cross with four side chapels.

The crossing with the Royal Mausoleums was designed by Master Bartolomé and is separated from the rest of the naave by wrought, the tomb of the catholic monarchs on the right was built by Domenico Fancelli and the the tomb on the left was built by Bartolomé Ordoñez, who used carrar marble for his design.

You can also find painting belonging to Queen Isabella, The paintings where created by artists such as:

  • van der Weyden
  • Beruguete
  • Membling
  • Botticelli.

You can also find Queen Isabella crown and scepter kept together with King Fernando’s Sword.

The original main entrance to the Royal Chapel of Granada is inside the Cathedral. The current entrance to the Royal Chapel is through la Lonja.

Royal Chapel of Granada inside
Photography By flickr user: jlfaurie

Brief Five Hundred Years of History

In the thirteenth of September of 1504, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand decided that Granada will be their final resting place, so they signed a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel, which will be a brand new burial location brought about the development, decoration, and furnishing of the building. Built in Gothic style between 1505-1517 and dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist.

One Year before the start of the Edification of the site, the Queen Died and twelve months before the construction work was completed the King Died, The Royal Chapel already existed as an group with a prime Chaplain and twelve chaplains. The Chapel was decorated and it obtained the precious legacy from the Founders Monarchs: Books, Relics, Tapestries, Paintings, Vestments, Fabrics and liturgical vases

The 16th century was known as the Golden age of the Royal Chapel, during this era the chapel, three levels can be distinguished. its birth shortly before the death of Queen Isabella and its construction during the reign of King Ferdinand. It was the Queens wish to be buried in this Chapel. The second stage means the flowering with Emperor Charles I. The temple is decorated and the institution is strengthened. It means the end of a dynasty, the appearance of the Renaissance, the humanist demonstration of such an impressive historic heroic deed.

The Concordat of 1851 followed by a Royal decree establishing a reorganization of the royal chapels brought a certain stability. With the Restoration a new balance is achieved and an increased interest in historical research, artistic restoration and museums is developed.The first scientific publications on the Chapel and its cultural heritage date from this period.

The Concordat of 1851 followed by means of a Royal decree establishing a reorganization of the royal chapels delivered a sure balance. With the Restoration a new balance is completed and an increased interest in historical research, artistic restoration  and museums is evolved.the first scientific courses at the Chapel and its cultural historical past date from this era.

The late eighteen century and early nineteenth century brings new embarrassments to the organization. they’re linked to political changes, financial problems and the profound alternate in church-country relations. The liberal regime ended with the Patronage regime and the unique foundations of the group turns into a fully ecclesiastical entity.

In the twentieth Century the Historical-graphical,architectural and artists grow interest for the Royal Chapel, in 1913 the Chapel Museum was created by the Royal Decree, due to the increase in tourism. New researches are carried out, and the spiritual significance of the chapel for Hispanic awareness is emphasized.

Royal Chapel of Granada

Telephone Number: +34 958227848  | Official Website |

Burials: Isabella I of Castile, Ferdinand II of Aragon, Joanna of Castile, Philip I of Castile, Francisco Pradilla Ortiz, Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal and José de Torres

How to get here

The Royal Chapel is situated near the Alcaiceria, the Bib-Rambla square, the Madraza and Plaza Isabel la Catolica.

  • By Bus: you can catch the Granada city buses: routes; LAC, C1, C2, SN1 and SN4.
  • Walking: about 8 to 10 minutes walk from El Bañuelo.

Opening Hours

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Autumn to Winter
Monday to Saturday 10:15 AM – 1:30 PM
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Sundays and holidays 11:00 AM – 13:30 PM
16:00 AM – 19:30 PM

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*Closed: 1st and 2nd January, 12th October – in the morning. Holy Friday and 25th December.*

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September to February
Monday to Saturday 10:15 AM – 1:30 PM
5:30 AM – 18:30 PM
Sundays and holidays 11:00 AM – 13:30 PM
5:30 AM – 18:30 PM

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*Please note: opening times may very during holidays and other events, please visit the official website for more details*

Admission

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Ticket Type Price
General €5,00
Children Free Entry
Reduced €3,50

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*Please note: prices may change yearly or during holiday and peak seasons, please visit the official website for more details *

Location

Address: Calle Oficios, s/n, 18001 Granada, Spain

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Sacromonte Caves Museum

Sacromonte Caves Museum

The Sacromonte Caves Museum is situated in the Barranco de los Negros, in the heart of Sacromonte. The Museums purpose is to help you learn and understand the history, culture and nature of the Arab population and when the nomadic Roma began to settle in the caves.

The Museum has ten caves which have been recreated as they were 100 years ago, each cave is decorated with tools and basic elements and trades such as basketry, forge, pottery and loom, used by the inhabitants. The Nature Room offers information on the Climate, Landscape, Fauna, Flora and Agriculture.

During the warm weathers, the Flamenco perform for everyone and an open air cinema usually happens in between July and August.

One of the best features of the museum is the stunning views you can see of the Alhambra

Sacromonte Caves Museum
Photography by flickr user: Øyvind Holmstad

Telephone: +34 958 21 51 20 | Official Website | Twitter | Facebook | Google Plus

How to get there

  • By Bus: You can take the city bus C2, from the Plaza Isabel Catolica, which is near the Royal Chapel and get off at Sacromonte 2. City bus C1 which goes to Albaicin and  get off at ‘Peso de la Harina’, then you have to take a short walk to Sacromonte.
  • By Taxi: Journey from the Taxi will cost you around €8 euros from The Royal Chapel of Granada.

Admission

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Ticket Type Price
General Ticket €5 pp
Groups: self-guided tour €3 pp
Groups: guided tour for €5 pp

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Opening Hours

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Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Location

Address: Barranco de los Negros, s/n, 18010 Granada, Spain

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Photographs of Granada

Photos of Granada

Granada is located in the southern Spain’s Andalusia region, its well known for its medieval architecture, it is also known for being the last surviving state of the medieval Al-Andalus.

Information and statistics 

Size Granada Province: 12,531M square meters.
Mean Altitude: 662m above sea level.
Density: 63 inhabitants per square meter.
Average Temperature: 15C (73F).
Sunny Days a Year: 250 days.
Annual Rainfall: 61.7 cm a year.
Postal code: 18001-18019
Official Site: granada.org

Photographs

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Location

Granada, Andalusia,  Spain