The Royal Hospital of Granada was one of the first buildings commissioned by Catholic Monarchs, soon after they conquered the city early in the 16th century. The Hospital was commissioned in 1502 and completed in 1522, and features Mudejar, Gothic, and Renaissance architectural influences. Its first use was to care for troops injured during the siege of the city, but it has since become better known as one of the first lunatic asylums in Europe. Over the years it also served as a regular hospital for the sick and poor. There are multiple interior patios as well as gardens featuring a number of beautiful statues.
Despite the armed guards and metal detectors that you'll find at the entrance, all you need to do... Read more