Our new audiovisual collection explores the University’s magnificent campus buildings, architecture and cultural heritage – ranging from contemporary constructions to historically significant buildings such as the Royal Hospital (or Hospital Real in Spanish), which has been the seat of the UGR’s Rectorate for over thirty years. It also encompasses detailed analysis of new state-of-the-art buildings such as the Faculty of Health Sciences.
This new project has been launched in order to highlight the tremendous value of the University’s campus buildings, examining aspects such as their historical and contemporary relevance, the processes that went into their construction, and their architectural features. Expert art historians, architects, and historians will provide us with unique insights into their origins, complexities, and history, bringing us on an exhilarating tour of the city through the University’s architectural heritage.
The first video released as part of the collection is dedicated to the Royal Hospital – one of the most emblematic and historically significant buildings in the city of Granada. One of three hospitals founded by the Catholic Monarchs in the Iberian Peninsula, the Royal Hospital of Granada dates back as far as 1511, when construction work began outside the city walls. Renowned master architects of the day such as Pedro Machuca and Diego de Siloé played a key role in the construction of this remarkable sixteenth-century edifice.
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