Granada is and always has been a city for artists. Inspired by the presence of the mighty Moorish fort that overlooks the city, the crisp peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range or the other-worldly neighborhoods of Albaicín and Sacromonte, over the centuries they have earned Granada a reputation as the (unofficial) artistic and creative hub of Andalusia. Here are the best galleries in the city, for both classic and contemporary art.
Another multi-use center that also hosts performance art, this is one of the places to take the pulse of Granada’s young artists’ scene. Centrally located by the river Darro at the foot of the old Arabic quarter, the Young Arts Center exhibits paintings, drawings and sometimes photogrpahy from the city’s up-and-coming artists or art students and most weeks there is also perfomance of some kind to attend.