The rich collections in the Museum of Fine Arts give an idea of the extensive artistic heritage of Granada
Located inside the magnificent Palace of Charles V, the Museum of Fine Arts of Granada houses a splendid collection of artistic pieces.
The museum, having occupied several premises, was finally housed in the emperor's Renaissance palace, where it can be found on the first floor. Its nine exhibition halls chart the history of the art of Granada, from the fall of the Nasrid kingdom up to the present day. Alonso Cano, a multidisciplinary artist, is the main protagonist in the museum, which features a monographic exhibition hall dedicated exclusively to this distinguished figure from Granada. Amongst the important works by Cano we find la Virgen del lucero and San Jerónimo penitente en el desierto. Other important artists whose works are exhibited in the museum include Siloé, Sánchez Cotán, Bocanegra and López Mezquita, amongst others.
Photos by Javier Sánchez