The Realejo, whose original name (before it was renamed after the reconquest) was Garnata al Yahud
, is a central neighbourhood located in the old town of Granada, very close to the Alhambra. It is characterized by an urbanized and modern flat area and an upper area much more traditional and exotic.
In ancient times, along the Realejo, there were a large number of gates and walls dating back to the Nasrid kingdom. They no longer exist.
In the Realejo, one will find the popular Campo del Príncipe, a square built on what was formerly a Muslim cemetery, dating back to 1497. There is also the Puerta del Sol Laundry in the upper area. It dates back to the 19th century and was intended for washing clothes.
Another modern and popular landmark in Realejo is the magnificent Isabella the Catholic Square, built in 1962 to honour Christopher Columbus and the Queen of Castile. Over time, it has become a symbol of the neighbourhood.
In addition to these places of great artistic, heritage and tourist interest, Realejo has a significant number of monuments, buildings and artistic institutions that are very popular with visitors.
Among the best known are impressive palaces, such as the Palace of the Marquises of Casablanca, the Palace of the Counts of Gabia and the Palace of the Dukes of Gor, as well as the Tiros House Museum, the Archive of the Royal Chancery, the Girones House, the Higher Technical School of Architecture, the Manuel de Falla House-Museum and the Manuel de Falla Auditorium.