Carmen de Los Martires
The hidden gardens of Alhambra
Carmen de Los Martires is a 19th-century construction made up of a palace building and vast gardens; a French Baroque garden with a large pond, which has a statue of Neptune in the center and is surrounded by other statues that symbolize the four seasons; an English-style garden, the Palmeras Garden, with a three-tier fountain and irregular squares of hedge and with palm trees; the Spanish Garden, removed in 1960; the Paisajista Garden; the Lake – an irrigation pond that the vegetation tries to hide, making it look like a real lake, surrounded by two islets – the smallest for ducks and swans, the largest is a garden with hedges and a stone jetty with fake medieval ruins; the Nasrid Patio, built in 1944, which imitates the typical elements of Nasrid gardens; the wood-maze that served to join up the gardens.
From April 1 to October 14
Monday to Friday from 10:00 am. to 14:00 pm. and 18:00 pm. to 20:00 pm.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 am. to 20:00 pm.
From October 15 to March 31
Monday to Friday from 10:00 am. to 14:00 pm. and 16:00 pm. to 18:00 pm.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 am. to 18:00 pm.