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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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Viator Exclusive: Priority Access to Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada
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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada
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Skip the line: Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Private Guided Tour

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Lovely Palace and Grounds of historical significance

Do not even think you can visit Alhambra without having purchased your tickets in advance. There are a limited amount of tickets that are sold per day (I think it is between... read more

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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156 reviews
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Do not even think you can visit Alhambra without having purchased your tickets in advance. There are a limited amount of tickets that are sold per day (I think it is between 3k-5k) with different entrance times (to avoid crowding inside) with the last times around 4pm I believe. Your best bet is to purchase online a few days prior... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What is there to say about this place that hasn't already been said? The gardens, the structures, the DETAIL--it is truly a feast for the eyes. You absolutely must purchase tickets in advance for the Nasrid Palace, but it is worth it. I recommend the Play Granada passes, which not only grants you timed access to the Palace, but also... More 

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San Diego, California
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Spectacular moorish castle set among beautiful manicured gardens. Plan to spend several hours so you can see all of the original palace, the summer palace, and the fort.

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Darien, Connecticut
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We toured the Alhambra with a guided day trip tour from Seville; first impression: while there were unsurprisingly tons of visitors, the site is well managed and a sense of order prevails. We were lucky to visit with near perfect weather in the mid 70s (neighboring Sevilla was in the 90's) because of the altitude; spring flowers were in full... More 

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White Plains, New York
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The Alhambra is amazing and a must see But it is sad that the official audio guide totally ignores the role of the Jews in the creation of this building Amazing that no mention is made that it was here that the edict of expulsion was signed Amazing that the Jewish Quarter is devoid of any explanation of what happened... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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We booked out tickets in advance and did both the day and night tours. Words really cannot describe the mystique of this place. As you walk through the corridors and courtyards, it's easy to imagine what it might have been like when people actually lived there. The layering of different cultures makes this a truly magical place. Book in advance... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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We visited the Alhambra in May and were very excited to see this gem with our own eyes. Tickets can be bought online through ticket master. You choose a morning or afternoon ticket and then a time to visit the Nasrid palaces. We booked more than a month in advance and there were only a few time slots left, so... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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This is truly an amazing place and I can certainly understand why it is one of the top tourist attractions in all of Spain. This was a city within a city back in its day. It was originally founded and built by the Muslims. The history is amazing, so I highly recommend you go on a guided tour with someone... More 

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If you enter via the Puerta Justica, many of Alhambra's beautiful buildings and gardens can be enjoyed for free. It is a very peaceful place (albeit filled with tourists) for a couple of hours of exploration. We did not feel the need to buy tickets for the palaces and Generalife gardens, but had a thoroughly enjoyable morning regardless.

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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We were very, very disappointed to miss The Alhambra. Tickets were sold out for more than two months ahead when we were trying to visit. We checked Viator and even some travel agents in Granada and could not get tickets. Next time...

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