Town Hall, Granada
The Granada Town Hall in Granada is located centrally in the city. Done up in distinctively Moorish fashion, the Granada Town Hall in Granada currently houses both the Town Hall and a Tourist Information Office. However, aside from all these, the Granada Town Hall in Granada also doubles up as a miniature museum; what with all the paintings, artifacts and other antiques adorning its walls and several of its rooms. The Granada Town Hall in Granada is also a marvel in architectural style. The Granada Town Hall in Granada has a central courtyard in Moorish style; at the center of which is a fountain. The Granada Town Hall in Granada also has an elaborately carved entrance and an ornate stairway that leads to the several floors of the Granada Town Hall in Granada.
I was enjoying wandering around Granada, and stumbled on this building, where I spotted a courtyard with fountain, through a decorative gateway. I was enjoying the view, when a uniformed gentleman beckoned for me to have a closer look. I didn't know what the building was, and tried to ask what it was- afraid I didn't understand his answer, but I ventured through into the courtyard.
At my first visit, I thought that this was a tourist info office.
I later found out that this building was the Town Hall and information office. Originally it was a Carmelite convent.
A Moorish style courtyard with fountain outside, was surrounded by the building that on the ground floor was the information office, with a decorative gateway, then a dark wood carved staircase led to upper floor offices, and windows to view the courtyard below. On the walls were many paintings, tiled pictures and art works in various styles. Well worth a nosey around!
The plaza in front of the Town Hall is where the daily guided walks start at 10.30 - please see my previous tip for more info. There is also a pleasant tapas bar (more along C/Navas , which leads from the Plaza, and is a good place for Tasca hopping at night) and seating to enjoy a rest.
Crossing Reyes Catolicos from the plaza leads directly into Alcaiceria and its' pedestrianised shopping streets!!
The terrace at the Ajuntiamento (Town Hall), you can look into the patio to see its garden and plants.