The town’s attractive Moorish quarter (Barrio Arabe) is well-preserved with its steep
and narrow streets and numerous fountains. There are several notable buildings all
clearly labelled, such as the House of the Inquisition, The Deposit House, the Queen’s
Hospital started in 1485 with its typical indoor Andalusian patio, not to mention
the Church of the Incarnation which dominates the whole town.
This whitewashed village has been known since Moorish times for its beauty and natural
thermal waters which can reach 47°C, although the thermal spa has been in use since
Roman times. The name of the town is derived from “al-hamma” which means “hot spring”
For the perfect get-away holiday stay at Casa Azul, a rental cottage situated in
the Moorish Quarter, close to the gorge.
“We first stumbled across this gorgeous town one sunny afternoon four years ago.
We liked it so much we bought a house there.......” Read the full Telegraph article
about Alhama de Granada.