The House of the Shots was built between 1530 and 1540 in the style of the Granada palaces of the time. It is called after the cannons that protrude between its battlements. It was part of the wall of the Alfareros neighborhood, hence its similarity to a military fortress.
Only the tower of the original building is preserved, around which other buildings have been constructed at a later date. The polychrome coffered ceiling of the Golden Square or main hall stands out, as well as the Plateresque doors.
In 1921, it became property of the State and since then it has been the seat of the House-Museum of the House of the Shots, whose exhibition space is divided between landscape, Orientalism, travel, industrial arts and nineteenth-century costumbrismo, all with Granada as the unifying theme.
It has a newspaper library on the subject of Granada, an archive and a library specializing in travel books and local themes.
– From July 1 to August 31. Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open all public holidays, including local holidays and Mondays eve of public holidays. Monday, closed.
– From September 1 to June 30. Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays and public holidays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open on all public holidays, including local holidays. Mondays, closed.