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Alhambra (Alhambra de Granada)
Alhambra (Alhambra de Granada)

Alhambra (Alhambra de Granada)

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Cuesta de Gomérez, Granada

The Basics

The Alhambra is broken up into sections: the Generalife Gardens (a collection of courtyards, pools, and fountains); the Alcazaba (the remainders of a Moorish fortress); and the Nasrid Palace (the main palace complex). If visiting on your own, choose from four official ticket types that include access to various areas at different times. Or, opt for a guided tour or private tour to remove some guesswork and gain insights from a local tour guide. No matter how you visit, book early, as the number of daily visitors is limited and tours and tickets sell out fast.

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Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
$39.42 per adult
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Great experience of a wonderful place
Very friendly guide. She gave a lot of information and it was never boring. The tour started on time and we never had to wait in line as was promised.
Gert_M, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Granada

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An excellent cultural morning
Fernando_Ventura, Aug 2021
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
Not only was the guide Pedro ponctual and professional, he was always keen to help the tourists, keep the place clean and solve problems around him. His knowledge of the attractions is rather natural and he even brought pictures to better explain the historical and social context of Alhambra. An excellent morning.
star-5
Worth every penny
Kim_W, Jul 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
Meeting instructions clear and our guide was on time. Really great tour, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and the equipment used to hear the guide was good and all health and safety aspects thought of for Covid. The tour took around 4 hours so make sure you have good walking shoes. In some parts there is no shade so remember to take sun protection and keep hydrated. Loved the Alhambra and would do this tour again.
star-5
A Great Option for Visiting Alhambra
Alexei_K, Jun 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
Overall organization of the tour was great, with clear instructions and no waiting whatsoever (although of course these are still covid times). We were lucky to have Antonio as a guide. He was very friendly, attentive, knowledgable, and passionate about history. Told us many interesting details and stories in impeccable fluent English. It was a pleasurable and memorable tour of Alhambra. Thank you.
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Alhambra
Patrick_A, Sep 2021
Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour
Roman was a fantastic guide. Would absolutely recommend. Great experience! We enjoyed the Alhambra and the Albaicin views.
star-5
Wonderful guide!!
David_C, Sep 2021
Alhambra Tour & ticket: Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba & Generalife.
We had a great time with our guide, Juanita. She was so passionate and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the history of the Alhambra and the area. Would highly recommend!!
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Beautiful Alhambra
Rosemary_D, Sep 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Skip-the-Line Ticket with Official Guide
Our tour guide Hannah was excellent. We learned so much and loved her sense of humor. However when I booked the tour through your chat line, I told them we wanted to see everything. I paid $129.74 for two people and was so disappointed when we were denied entrance to the Royal Palace. We always love your tours but this was sad. I guess I shouldn’t have booked so late - so partly my fault. Thank you!
star-5
Beautiful visit
Grace_T, Sep 2021
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
The guide was very friendly , very good explanation , she was passionate . I recommend this visit with the guide Virginia.
star-5
Perfect Alhambra-Tour
Natalie_P, Sep 2021
Alhambra private walking tour
Our very friendly guide Rafael is the most competent guide, all historical informations, many anecdotes, really perfect.
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Alhambra visit
Zera_L, Sep 2021
Malaga to Granada trip with Alhambra tickets included
A lovely day! I learned so much from the knowledgeable guides. They took good care of me. An exquisite place that I will never forget:)
star-5
very good
Elke_W, Sep 2021
Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Ticket with Audioguide
It was a wonderful Trip to the Alhambra. We habve seen a lot. Good Organisation. It was also quiet easy to book this Trip.
star-5
Awsome experience. Thanks...
PeterCruz, Sep 2021
Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour
Awsome experience. Thanks the spanish people past, present and future for preserving all this beauty for all humanity to enjoy. Thank you.
star-5
Great Tour
Ken_O, Sep 2021
Alhambra and Albaycin Private Tour
Jackie was fantastic guide. She gave us lots of information and was especially helpful to ensure a comfortable experience for my wife in taking breaks to sit down every now and then. We will be back for more tours in Granada area because of this wonderful tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Alhambra is incredibly popular, so be prepared to wait in line, even to pick up pre-booked tickets. Choosing a tour with skip-the-line entry will help maximize your time.

  • Visitors with disabilities should visit the Entrance Pavilion for information about accessibility. Wheelchairs are available.

  • The complex has four restrooms: in the Entrance Pavilion (near the ticket office), the Pavilion of Services, the Low Gardens, and the Sultana's Court.

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How to Get to the Alhambra

Some visitors walk up to the Alhambra on one of the scenic routes from the city center. These paths are on a bit of an incline, but many believe the views are worth the slight workout. Those who would rather rest their legs can take a bus or taxi, or drive up independently (note that parking spaces are limited). Most guided Alhambra tours include round-trip transport from downtown Granada or from nearby cities such as Seville and Malaga.

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When to Get There

The Alhambra is open year round, with varied hours based on the season and day of the week. Much of your visit will be outside, so dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. If you're visiting during the summer months, try to go at the earliest or latest available time slots to avoid the biggest crowds.

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How to Choose Between a Night Visit and Day Visit to the Alhambra

The Alhambra is beautiful at all hours, so this is a matter of preference. Day tours are most common, but on a night tour, you get the unique experience of seeing the incredible site lit up against the dark sky. Visitors should note, however, that night tickets are separated between Nasrid Palace only or gardens only and cannot be combined. If you want to see both, choose a morning tour or afternoon tour.

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