Castle of Láchar

c/ Real s/n, 18327, Láchar, Granada

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Cultural Visit

Castillo de Láchar, declared as a Monument of Cultural Interest, holds an interesting history. Two years ago was opened to the public visits for first time.

It’s located in La Vega de Granada, in the village of Láchar. Only 15 minutes drive from Granada city center, 5 minutes drive from the Granada – Jaén Airport and 60 minutes drive from Málaga. Based in the main street of the municipality, where there are also some restaurants, tapas bar and shops nearby.

From its first opening to the public in 2017, it’s receiving a great recognition. This fact, suprises to all the public organisations and it’s helping the monument to become in one of the “must-see” in the province of Granada.

Castillo de Láchar has its own tourist informants team. They will guide the visitors during the route through the castle. All the tourist products we offer have a guided tour.

The most ancient evidences we have from Castillo de Láchar’s history are from the 14th Century, when a vigilance tower is built in order to protect the Nasrid lands located in Láchar. When the Catholic Kings conquest these lands, they decide to offer them to Cañaveral’s family, very influent in that times. They made some modificactions in the structure of the tower. After some generations until reach the 19th Century, Julio Quesada Cañaveral decides to extend the enclosure and built the Palace area, linked to the rest of the structure. As he was a very important person, Julio it’s declared as “Duque de San Pedro de Galatino y Grande de España”, it’s when the castle-palace lives its great splendeur moments. Some important personalities visited the castle during this period, as the painter Joaquín Sorolla, Marquis of Viana or even King Alfonso XIII, who slept in the palace in many ocassions.

The castle was constructed in an Alhambra or neo-arab style, plenty of ornament such as ceramic tiles and yeserías (typical plaster-works). There are also pieces of great value like Nasrid capitals from the 14th Century and woodcarving doors from the 16th Century. In addition, there is furniture with high artistic value. The castle has a very rich history with unique moments and important historic elements.

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Summer Schedule, from May to September:

  • Friday: 18:30 to 22:30h.
  • Saturday: 9:30 to 13:30 and 18:30 to 22:30h.
  • Sunday: 9:30 to 13:30h.
  • Last tour guide during the morning at 12:00, last tour guide in the evening at 21:00h.

Winter Schedule Winter, from October to April:

  • Friday: 15:30 to 19:30h.
  • Saturday: 9:30 to 13:30 and 15:30 to 18:00h.
  • Sunday: 9:30 to 13:30h.
  • Guided tours during the morning at 10:00 and 12:00, guided tours during the afternoon at 16:00 and at 18:00h.

Closing dates:

  • January: 1 and 6
  • May: 1
  • December: 25
  • Days booked for private events.



c/ Real s/n, 18327, Láchar, Granada

How to get there:

Castillo de Láchar is based in the municipality of Láchar. The main entrance is located in Calle Real s/n, the highest part of the fortress. 

Arriving from Granada city center: It’s about 15 minutes drive. Taking highway A-92 to Málaga, then taking the exit 221 to Láchar-Peñuelas.

Arriving from Málaga: It’s about 60 minutes drive. Taking highway A-92M and then via A-92, until reaching the exit 221 to Láchar-Peñuelas.