I know, as I read everywhere, AFTER the fact, I should have booked Alhambra much earlier. This is a very last minute trip for us and am scrambling to piece together an itinerary for Andalusia.
For the Semana Santa, everything is sold out, but for the week after, there are still tickets availabe for the 18:30 slot which I know is not ideal but better than being there and not seeing it at all.
My first question is, for the week of Semana Santa, which is our preferred time to be in Granada(instead of Sevilla), I am thinking that given the situation, my next best option is going with a "tour" who have blocked off tickets. Does anyone have a company that they could recommend, and I know that we will be rushed, etc but once the tour is done inside the palace, is it okay to just break away so we can do it on our own pace? Basically, we are just doing it to at least still get a ticket.
I know it's been mentioned that we can line up even as early as 6:00 to see if we can get a ticket but being that it is the holy week, I wonder what the likelihood would be for us to get a ticket for that day.
The other alternative would be to go the following week instead and the only available tickets are at 18:30. Does that mean we can get to tour the rest of the Alhambra complex in the afternoon, and basically get in to the palace at 18:30? Is it not worth it to be touring the palace that late? On the other hand, it could also be fairly dramatic at night but will we see all the detail, which is what I was really looking forward to?
Please, don't beat up on me further, I feel awful already as it is : )