Carmen de los Martires
Carmen de los Martires
4.5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
While the house is closed on Sundays, the grounds were well worth a visit [no charge]. There are several well situated fountains. The best of the gardens in my view is the little island on the level above the house. Not to be missed are the views, in particular of the old town. Go through the Puerte de las Granadas but head right, left taking you to the Alhambra. Should be pretty quiet. Grab yourself a peacock shot as well.
Written 2 November 2021
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travelingspain2014
London, UK648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
A visit to Carmen de los Martires, is like stepping back in time. The best way to visit the site is the C3 bus from Plaza Isabel la Catholica, this is the plaza with the large black statue of Isabel and Columbus, in the center of Granada. The same bus will tak you to the ticket office of the Alhambra.
Once you see the very large, orange hotel Alhambra Palace Hotel, press the stop request. The bus will stop just at the entrance of Carmen de los Martires. Walk up the entrance way, a double drive resembling the carriage drives of old. At the end of the formal entry there is a double iron gateway with the opening times of the gardens in both Spanish and English clearly posted.
The site does host many weddings and other events so it is subject to closure when those events occur, but that is not often during normal operating times. A visitor normally only gets to visit the wonderful gardens of the Carmen (Big House and Grounds in Spanish Andalucian), but I was fortunate to be able to enter and provide the trip advisor with a few interior shots as well.
This is but one of so many under visited sites in Granada. I do hope the reader takes the chance on such a fantastic site, with great views and very relaxing walks around the garden.
When leaving, if you choose, to the right of the Alhambra Palace Hotel, is a staired walkway path leading down to the city center. There is also a marked path across from the formal entry to the Carmen, next to the downhill bus stop which leads through the Alhambra Palace Gardens to Plaza Nueva.
Written 28 August 2014
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HappyTravellers222
Leeds, UK377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
Should you visit - YES! - these gardens are free to get in and are truly wonderful, there are peacocks strutting around the grounds and the whole are is so fantastically tranquil, pure bliss - the views over Granada are simply breathtaking.

I defy anyone not to fall in love with these wonderful gardens, as an added point - there are some toilets just near to the entrance - they are not marked though.

Please visit these gardens as they are wonderful.
Written 4 October 2017
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Marilyn J
Moldova68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
This old estate has beautiful gardens with a pond and paths throughout the park area. The amazing thing is that it sits high up on the hill crowned by the AL Hambra so every time you step out from under the trees you have magnificent views of Granada. The gardens are quiet and a great place to relax and spend some quality time alone or with a friend. A quick pass through the gardens is not the object here - this is a place to indulge in a couple of hours of aimless wandering.
Written 17 June 2014
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SFmama_11
San Francisco, CA90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
After the crowds at the nearby Alhambra, the Carmen de los Martires is a lovely cool park. The park has fountains, shady paths, garden follies, and peacocks. It would be a perfect location for a paseo on a hot afternoon. It also has a beautiful view over the valley and up to the mountains.
Written 7 January 2014
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peadarsean
Dublin, Ireland80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Having spent the previous two days exploring the Alhambra followed by the streets of Albaicin, it was pleasantly relaxing to discover this treasure. The gardens aren’t over-ornate. The pond has clean, clear water fed by a small stream that runs across an interesting arched aqueduct. The ornate fountain with its huge palms directly behind the large mansion weren’t open to the public but looked great from the back of the house. Amost on our own, it was a great place to relax away from the crowds and Chinese tourists taking selfies!
Written 19 January 2019
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loulou t
Devon, UK77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Opens twice a day am/pm.We were staying close by and although you can see it from the road the gate was always locked...until we learnt you need to take a small round to the left of the entrance.Free entry and interesting gardens.take a drink with you-would be a wonderful spot for a picnic and a lazy afternoon.Loos but no vending machines.
Written 5 August 2018
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,695 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
This is a 19th century garden that lies below the Alhambra. It is open in the morning until about 2 p.m. and then from 6-8. If you are headed up to pick up your Alhambra tickets, as I was, it's okay to stop and wander around, but I wasn't over the moon about it.
Written 2 June 2014
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harmonie123
montreal16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived around 20 minutes before closing time (18:00). The gardens were wonderful and by the time we looked at the time and got back to the entrance door, it was locked at 18.10. We were litteraly prisonners of the gardens.We walked around to see if there was someone and verify if there was another exit: nothing. We finaly climbed the side wall. Calling the police would have been a long process and it was becoming cold and dark. Moreover, there is no emergency number on the entrance door and as tourists, we do not even know the police number...

There are cameras all around the parc and it is inconceivable to close a public garden without appropriate mesures.
Written 27 December 2010
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Leanne T
Ottawa, Canada15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Landed her by accident after we decided to go for a longer walk after dinner. Lovely part of the city.
Written 18 October 2019
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