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Puerta de las Granadas

Puerta de las Granadas
  • Alhambra Route - Daytime

Puerta de las Granadas - was built by the Christians in the 16th century in honour of the visit of Emperor Charles V, then known as the Puerta de Carlos Quinto. It was placed at the bottom of the Alhambra forest, on a street known as the Cuesta de Gomérez, which the Christians preferred to the old Moorish entrance.  The gate is popularly known for the over-sized, bursting pomegranates carved in stone and which stand on its massive lintel.