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The Alhambra

Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain
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The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles..
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Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain
Realejo - San Matias
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Reviewed today via mobile

The most amazing place with incredible histoeyvand architecture. You will not be disappointed. Book a tour in advance. Venture out to the mountains for a hike and run across gypsies living in caves and beautiful views.

Thank Ahappyfeet
Reviewed yesterday

We did a 1/2 day tour through Viator.com. We were blown away by the history and the Moorish architecture.

Thank h00ked0ntravel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have to book ticket online with passport info. No idea why they collect passport info. When I booked the ticket in a few days advance only early morning hour tickets available and bought for 09:00. It’s general day ticket for 14,85 euro per person. Have...More

Thank sydney_park_ey
Reviewed 2 days ago

A unique palace and fortress, made from red clay - with many different areas to explore. This was a palace for the Sultan and later the Royal Court for Ferdinand and Isabella. A beautiful location, atop the mountains with panorama views, delightful courtyards and gentle...More

Thank TravelNazi126
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Alhambra palace was build in 13th century. It is one of Spain’s most celebrated monuments which attracted tourist from whole world. This UNESCO site only allow 8000 people to enter each day and is one of the world’s finest examples of moorish art and...More

Thank tanje1
Reviewed 2 days ago

My advise : book tickets in advance like we did. The palace is amazing and about 10 minutes from city center. The view is amazing and about the impression stays with you for hours. Very recommended.

Thank Eyali_007
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I spent 7 hours on the grounds of The Alhambra. There is much to see and it’s great to take your time and take it all in. Buy tickets in advance. Even in December it’s hard to get tickets. It off season! The Nasrid Palace...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the best preserved examples of Moorish architecture we have ever seen. The access to the Alhambra is straightforward and easy and total time to enjoy it we would say three hours although you could happily spend longer. The gardens are amazing and seem...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is amazing! It is a walled city that has endured over hundreds of years, through Moorish and Catholic rulers and the architecture shows evidence of this. It's also huge, so plan a full day to see it and the Generalife that is adjacent....More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit, I will definitely recommend getting a live tour guide, its too big and easy to get lost. Prepare for long walks, worth it the visit for sure.

Thank Ana P
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Rosemary M
I am finding it very confusing with the overload of information online for booking tickets to see the ENTIRE Alhambra Palace (incl.Generalife Gardens etc.) complex. Help! Just 2 of us - my husband and myself - will be in Granada on 30 April 2018. We prefer an 8am start at the entrance meeting point to skip the line and beat the crowds (am I correct in this assumption?)but I find the timeslot of some tours stating "tour starting between 8am - 12noon" quite vague. Is it because of the timing of Nasrid Palace tickets? 1) Private Tours: Is there a choice for the starting time seeing they are that much more expensive than guided groups of 30? Would we have a choice of time going on a private tour for the Nasrid Palace? 2) Groups 10max (guided) I think a group this size would be fine but cant find any tours fitting this number. 3) Groups 30max (guided) seems a large number even with headphones to hear the guide. Also, can we stay on after the end of the above tours to explore further and revisit any favourite unticketed sites? Is there a time limit to when we would have to leave the complex? Any hints are much appreciated. Many thanks!
11 December 2017|
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Response from Vaaridhi | Reviewed this property |
I bought tickets for my family from the official website and then we took audio guides.
Anita P
22 November 2017|
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Response from hphphphp41 | Reviewed this property |
The whole atmosphere is very different in the evening. The Palace looks really different, you can admire the beauty of the intricate carvings in the artificial light more, as the shadows are more pronounced. I would... More
brad g
12 November 2017|
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Response from Javid R | Reviewed this property |
we asked the hotel we stayed at to get us tickets luckily they were able to.