Hospital Real

The Hospital Real is located at Calle Ancha de Capuchinos, 4. It is now the seat of the University of Granada and is beside the Fuente del Triunfo Gardens. This is a huge palace founded by the Catholic Kings in 1504 and built by the architect Juan de Egas. It was used as a hospital to take care of the troops injured during the siege of Granada. In 1536 it was also used as a place to keep mad people. The style of the building is Gothic Plateresque. There are two large and very well kept interior patios and outside there are gardens with statues. The building holds cultural events frequently.