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The Alhambra

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Neighbourhood: Realejo - San Matias
As featured in 3 Days in Granada and 1 other guide
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Address: Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain
Phone Number:
958 027 971
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08:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a...

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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A must visit place

A beautiful palace and stunning gardens. You need at least 4 hours to see the place and there is a lot of walking to do. There is apparently a three month wait for the entrance... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Alhambra is hugh and the details of the tiles and walls is amazing but it is not the best architecture in Spain. I found the Mezquita better. They only let 7000 visitors a day so book your tickets in advance. The tour was about 2.5 hours long but not a difficult walk.

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Thank Michael F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful palace and stunning gardens. You need at least 4 hours to see the place and there is a lot of walking to do. There is apparently a three month wait for the entrance tickets but it is really worth going. It is also worth getting a local guide to experience the place properly.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am bitterly disappointed to say that my parents and I could not make it into the Alhambra as we were let down by this company. On arriving, 30 minutes before our tour began, at the scheduled meeting place, it was a struggle to find our guide, who had no obvious uniform or sign to show he was who we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe it was the really cold weather, maybe I had just seen too many old buildings but this palace did nothing for me. Really crowded, coffee from a machine, over crowded toilets. The plus side the guide was excellent and passionate about her subject.

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Thank Frances N
Salamanca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of walking and a really full day if you want to see everything. Some paid guides push you through at a fast pace but if you don't have one I really recommend reading up on the history before you go. There are some great audio tours for not to much if you like that, lots of tour guides in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is amazing. Fully immerse yourself to understand the influence the Moors had on Spain and its heritage. 7 century construction of such precision and design can't really be appreciated until you visit here. And then see the transition Queen Isabella made when Christianity came to southern Spain in the 15th century, all in this one place. It is... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was very excited to come see the Alhambra after seeing other grand palaces in Spain, but was disappointed when I actually saw it. The garden was unimpressive; it was pretty, but there was nothing exceptional about it. Then the palace was just as good, if not less grand, then other palaces in other cities in Spain. Our guide, Oscar,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice place to visit, full of history and beauty.. The visit must be planned within months because it is really difficult to get tickets during the same month. The place was not full… they probably could accept more people at the same time..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My grandmother has always told me about how beautiful this place was and on my recent visit to Spain I decided it was time to check it our for myself. It was everything she had told me and so much more. This castle/complex takes you back in time and allows you to see Arab architecture and Christian architecture all at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no point in writing again how amazing is this place. The audio guide is highly recommended.

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