The Palace of the Forgotten: Exploring the History of the Spanish Inquisition, Sephardic Culture and Granada Heritage

El Palacio de los Olvidados: Explorando la Historia de la Inquisición Española, la Cultura Sefardí y el Patrimonio Granadino
General information
Name Palace of the Forgotten
Address Cuesta de Santa Inés 6 18010
Phone +34 958 100 840
Sundays to Thursdays 11:00 - 18:30
Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 - 20:00
Entry price €7

The Palace of the Forgotten is a museum in Granada that allows us to delve into the history of the Spanish inquisition, Sephardic culture and the Granada and Andalusian heritage. In this article, we will discover everything you need to know about this emblematic place, from its historical context to the permanent exhibitions and thematic events it offers.

Historic context

Although there are hardly any remains of the Jewish Granada, this community was of great importance in the city of the Alhambra. The Palace of the Forgotten was created to fill this historical void and the lack of knowledge about the Sephardic presence in Granada. The museum is located in the Albaicín, a neighborhood declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1994 as an extension of the monumental complex of the Alhambra and the Generalife.

Description of the Palace of the Forgotten

The museum is located in the Casa-Palacio de Santa Inés, a restored 16th century building declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. The Palace has more than 700 square meters that allow you to enjoy its stately rooms and offers impressive views of the Alhambra and the Albaicín from its viewpoint and terraces.

permanent exhibition

The Palace of the Forgotten has two permanent exhibitions: Inquisition: Ancient Instruments of Torture and Interactive Flamenco. The museum integrates elements that are part of its structure with private collections, the most important being that of the Crespo López family, distributed between the two floors of the exhibition space. The Inquisition exhibition highlights the relevance of the Inquisition in the life of Granada's Jews and shows more than 70 instruments of torture used by the European and Spanish court of the Inquisition.

Interactive Flamenco Exhibition

The Interactive Flamenco exhibition, designed to create an experience that replicates the multiple sensations evoked by flamenco, is located on the first floor. In this space, their past and present, their compasses and beats, their songs and the types of voices are revealed. The exhibition is ideal for experiencing flamenco in a different way.

Theme Events

The Palace of the Forgotten usually hosts thematic events related to the Jewish history of Andalusia, Spain and the world. In 2014, for example, the museum organized a reflection on anti-Semitism in which the Jewish artist Omar Jerez and the poet Juan Carlos Friebe, son of a German who was a member of the Hitler Youth, participated.

Shcedules and prices

The Palace of the Forgotten is located at Cuesta de Santa Inés 6, 18010 Granada. It is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The price of the ticket