Main Square - Alhambra

Brief description of the monument

The Plaza de Armas constituted the original entrance to the Alcazaba. It was composed of a set of constructions in which different services were performed to the inhabitants of the fortress. On the right there is a large cistern with two naves, which should be a rainwater cistern, but that from the 17th century began to receive water from the Alhambra ditch. Near the cistern, to the left of the Alcazaba door, there is a bathroom.

In the center of the square and part of the wall we found the foundations of several Arab houses, where the civilian population was in charge of covering the needs of the dignitaries and military officers who were there. We can also find, of course, a large dungeon almost at the foot of the Broken Tower.