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“Sadly Underwhelming for Me”
Review of The Alhambra

The Alhambra
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Alhambra and Generalife Private Guided Tour in Granada
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Private Full Day Tour to the Alhambra from Marbella
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Granada Day Trip from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to Alhambra...
Ranked #1 of 217 things to do in Granada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles..
New York City, New York
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“Sadly Underwhelming for Me”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

I was waiting to have my breath taken away ... for the whole tour. It did not happen but I do have to say this was an impressively built palace and the gardens were lovely. We were lucky enough to visit at a time when it was not crawling with people so we did get good photo opportunities and the chance to walk around fairly freely but if you only have time for Seville, don't worry. The Alcazar is like an abridged version of this place. Maybe it was me but it was underwhelming compared to the hype.

Visited May 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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“A wonderful way to spend a morning/afternoon”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Be aware that it sells out DAYS in advance. They are now limiting ticket numbers and access to certain areas for conservation reasons, and after going, I see why! It was packed with crowds of people, even on a weekday, and we were lucky that the wonderful staff at Hotel Alhambra Palace got us in on a tour with a local guide. The palace itself is gorgeous and well-maintained. There is a lot to see, and having had a guide made a huge difference, as we learned a lot as well.

Visited April 2014
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Sudbury, Canada
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“Highlight...”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Hands down-one of the highlights of Spain! The architecture and history were fascinating. If that sort of stuff is not your cup of tea, enjoy walking the grounds and admiring the beautiful gardens and water fountains. A must see.

Visited September 2013
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“Once in a lifetime”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

If like us you find yourself without tickets for it when you arrive in Granada - which was quite stupid - do queue in the morning. This is a unique, wonderful place.

Visited May 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“desaster”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

To visit Alhambra you must do reserv the ticket online weeks before, if not they will propose you to go online at 5am infront of ticket office. You can visit just garden in 10 pm for 5Eu.In hotels can arrenge you a visit next day with gide for 50Eu pp.Granada is a city you can see just walking, is big problem to park the car or past the principal street, it is in construction work.

Visited April 2014
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