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Carmen de los Mártires

Carmen de los Mártires
  • Alhambra Route - Nighttime
  • Alhambra Route - Daytime

According to tradition, Carmen de los Mártires was built on the site of the former dungeons of the captive Christians in Nasrid times. Once the city was conquered by the Christians, it became a Carmelite convent with San Juan de la Cruz as prior for several years. Its aspect today is XIX Century, as can be seen from the orientalist trend of the moment. The gardens are a subtle blend of French and English models with the beauty of the Nasrid gardens.