This 82 foot, three-tier brick tower is Casa de las Chirimías. The House of the Chirimías was commissioned by the city at the start of the 17th century for musical performances during festivals. The Baroque structure is named after a type of oboe (woodwind instrument) called chirimía in Spanish. The adjacent Bridge of Las Chirimías spans the Darro River. This landmark is part of Paseo de los Tristes. The lovely promenade provides excellent views of Alhambra on the other side of the river valley.