Cultural & Vocational Courses

View from "La Casa de Porras"
View from "La Casa de Porras"

La Casa de Porras (also known as the ‘Casa del Estudiante’) strives to enable students to gain new skills and experience, in exciting learning environments, and runs a wide range of cultural activities in the city of Granada.

Currently, we offer over 50 courses to choose from (see comprehensive list below). Each course consists of 24 hours of classes taught over 8 weeks. You can also obtain an official certificate from the UGR's Casa de Porras to prove that you took part in your course (please note that in order for a certificate to be awarded you must attend at least 80% of classes).


  • Creative Writing

  • An Introduction to Circus Performance

  • Contemporary Dance

  • Belly Dance

  • Flamenco Dancing

  • Flamenco Guitar

  • Creating Short Films

  • Latin Rhythm and Dance

  • Tango

  • Magic

  • Theatre and Drama

  • Puppetry

  • Listening to and understanding music

Photography Courses

  • Watercolour Painting

  • Photography

  • Photography and Urban Imagery

  • Urban Sketching

  • Drawing

  • Cartoon Drawing

  • Textile Printing (Batik y Gutta)

  • An Introduction to Stop-motion Animation

  • Design and Digital Image Processing

  • Painting

  • Silk-screen Printing

  • Non-toxic Etching and Engraving

  • 3D Modelling

Crafts UGR

  • Furniture Recycling and Restoration

  • Natural Cosmetics

  • Leather Crafting

  • Bookbinding

  • Pottery and Ceramics

  • Porcelain

Taichi UGR

  • Qigong

  • Thai Massage

  • Yoga

  • Shiatsu Massage and Reiki

  • Meditation and Mindfulness

  • Pilates

  • Foot Reflexology

  • Stretching

  • Tai chi

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  • Wine Tasting

  • Olive Oil Culture and Tasting

  • Biscuit Decoration: Macaroons and Cupcakes

  • Cookery Course for Students

  • Creating Blogs and Online Shops

  • Sign Language

  • Voice Training for Singing and Speaking

  • Creating Urban Vegetable Gardens

  • Secret and Underground Routes in Granada

  • Hiking Routes

  • Laughter Therapy

Film Club

The Independent Film Club at the Casa de Porras actively strives to promote, and revive, art-house cinema, breaking away from the screening of mainstream commercial film productions. The club offers a space which not only allows you to sit back and relax while enjoying great cinema classics in all their splendour, but via discussion and debate, also encourages you to reflect on critical issues such as aesthetics, culture and politics. The club is also a great place to meet people and share ideas.

Every month we organise a unique programme consisting of 4 – 5 films which, we feel, reveal art-house cinema at its best. We select the films based on their aesthetic merits, their ability to narrate a story through images, and the perspectives they offer on cultural, philosophical, sociological and political issues.

Entrance to all screenings is free of charge. All are welcome!

To see what’s on at the Film Club over the coming months, click here:

Casa Porras Facilities

The Casa de Porras offers a broad range of additional services and facilities:

  • Free WiFi access throughout the entire building and gardens

  • A computer room with WiFi access which can be used free of charge

  • Meeting rooms

  • Workshop spaces

  • Free exhibition spaces (see below)

  • An outdoor stage which can be used free of charge for performances

Exhibit your artwork or set up a new course:

The Casa de Porras is a cultural centre run by, and for, students and members of the public. We therefore actively encourage everyone to display their art work at our centre. If you are interested in exhibiting your work, setting-up a new workshop, or using our performance space please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Casa Porras Blog

On the Casa de Porras Blog you can find a wealth of information about the different workshops and activities that we offer at our centre.

You can also view photos and read personal accounts of these workshops and activities. To check out our past events and activities, and see what students are currently learning at the Casa de Porras, visit our Workshops Blogspot (contents in Spanish).

Workshops Blogspot

You can view the course descriptions, timetables and information about the teachers via the following link:

You can sign up online at:

This bustling cultural hub is located in the Albaicín, the stunning historic quarter of the city which was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1984. The Centre is housed in the majestic Casa de Porras, a magnificent Mudejar Palace constructed by the local Moorish community in the 16th Century.

Entity La Casa de Porras
Address Placeta de Porras s/n
Telephone (Monday to Friday only) (+34) 958224425