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Alhambra (Alhambra de Granada)
Alhambra (Alhambra de Granada)

Alhambra (Alhambra de Granada)

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Cuesta de Gomérez, Granada

The Basics

The Alhambra is broken up into sections: the Generalife Gardens (a collection of courtyards, pools, and fountains); the Alcazaba (the remainders of a Moorish fortress); and the Nasrid Palace (the main palace complex). If visiting on your own, choose from four official ticket types that include access to various areas at different times. Or, opt for a guided tour or private tour to remove some guesswork and gain insights from a local tour guide. No matter how you visit, book early, as the number of daily visitors is limited and tours and tickets sell out fast.

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Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
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Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
$56.49 per adult
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Our guide was great: enthusisstic, knowledgeable and funny. The tour is all what you can hope for historic Nd cultural I formation, I additio to the beauty of the place
Georges_S, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Granada

star-4
Great tour - shame about the lack of Covid controls
Alexandra_T, Dec 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
The tour guide was very good and knowledgeable but, unfortunately the Covid measures at the facility were insufficient - people all crowding together in close quarters with no attempt at any kind of crowd control or social distancing. My health was worth more than this, so I left early.
star-5
Exceptional private Segway tour with amazing guide!!!
hugo_V, Oct 2021
Granada: Alhambra, Abadia, Albaicin 3 hour historical tour
We had 1 day to see as much as we could of Granada. This was the perfect way. We covered what would have taken us 2 days in 3 hours. Totally recommend this company. We had an outstanding, fantastic experience with our guide Adolfo. What was also extremely important was his focus on safety. The segways were in perfect condition and he made our day unforgettable! Kudos to Adolfo, he absolutely made our day!!! We can’t wait to. One back to beautiful Granada .
star-5
An excellent cultural morning
Fernando_V, Aug 2021
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
Not only was the guide Pedro ponctual and professional, he was always keen to help the tourists, keep the place clean and solve problems around him. His knowledge of the attractions is rather natural and he even brought pictures to better explain the historical and social context of Alhambra. An excellent morning.
star-5
Worth every penny
Kim_W, Jul 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
Meeting instructions clear and our guide was on time. Really great tour, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and the equipment used to hear the guide was good and all health and safety aspects thought of for Covid. The tour took around 4 hours so make sure you have good walking shoes. In some parts there is no shade so remember to take sun protection and keep hydrated. Loved the Alhambra and would do this tour again.
star-5
Alhambra visit
Rebecca_J, Jan 2022
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
The whole visit was amazing - the guide was very knowledgeable and made the visit super interesting.
star-5
Not to be missed
Lucia_P, Jan 2022
Day Trip: Alhambra Tour from Malaga
Wonderful trip. A relaxing drive from Malaga, the local guide at Alhambra very knowledgeable and most attentive. Amazing place to visit. Enough free in the city for lunch and souvenirs.
star-5
Perfect tour for families
LuisJulian_E, Jan 2022
Alhambra: Private Tour for Families
Loved our visit to Alhambra! Gema did an amazing job in keeping engaged our children (8 and 4) during the whole tour. Gema made it fun and engaging to our little ones, while providing in-depth information to us adults. Gema is caring and sensitive for the needs of the children. Thank you for making our visit to the Alhambra so much fun!
star-5
Fantastic Tour!
Olivia_B, Jan 2022
Alhambra: Small Group Tour with Local Guide & Admission
We had a wonderful experience with our guide, Nacho! The 3 hours flew by and we got to see all of the highlights within the Alhambra complex. The history and additional information provided by our guide really brought the visit to life. This tour is a must do!
star-5
Stunning!
Kathy_M, Jan 2022
Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
This is well worth the visit. It is absolutely stunning! If you speak English, try to ask ahead of time for an English only tour because they mixed our tour with a Spanish one and it was twice as long although it works out fine because you have more time to absorb the views. You just need to be aware of the time addition. Our tour guide Alba did a phenomenal job juggling two groups and two languages! She was very professional and knowledgeable.
star-5
Magical tour!!
muhammad_f, Dec 2021
Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada
Muhammed our tour guide was so fantastic! Lovely gentleman with immense knowledge of the places, especially the good photographic areas. So we'll versed in the poems of Alhambra. Took so many amazing pictures of us. Connected with him on a personal level. Of you do Alhambra do it with Mohammed!
star-4
Alhambra tour in Winter
GasparJr_G, Dec 2021
Alhambra, Generalife Gardens and optional Nasrid Palaces with Priority Access
The weather was perfect. Our guide Vicente was very good. Provided lots of detailed & interesting information & history. We highly recommend this tour. TIP: don’t forget your passports as the Alhambra security is very strict.
star-5
So worth it!
Peter_F, Dec 2021
Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada
Skipping the lines with a very knowledgeable, fun and kind guide was so worth it! Priority access and bypassing the lines in each venue was great. Our time was spend taking in the sights as he explained it all in detail rather that waiting to get from one spot to the next.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Alhambra is incredibly popular, so be prepared to wait in line, even to pick up pre-booked tickets. Choosing a tour with skip-the-line entry will help maximize your time.

  • Visitors with disabilities should visit the Entrance Pavilion for information about accessibility. Wheelchairs are available.

  • The complex has four restrooms: in the Entrance Pavilion (near the ticket office), the Pavilion of Services, the Low Gardens, and the Sultana's Court.

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How to Get to the Alhambra

Some visitors walk up to the Alhambra on one of the scenic routes from the city center. These paths are on a bit of an incline, but many believe the views are worth the slight workout. Those who would rather rest their legs can take a bus or taxi, or drive up independently (note that parking spaces are limited). Most guided Alhambra tours include round-trip transport from downtown Granada or from nearby cities such as Seville and Malaga.

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When to Get There

The Alhambra is open year round, with varied hours based on the season and day of the week. Much of your visit will be outside, so dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. If you're visiting during the summer months, try to go at the earliest or latest available time slots to avoid the biggest crowds.

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How to Choose Between a Night Visit and Day Visit to the Alhambra

The Alhambra is beautiful at all hours, so this is a matter of preference. Day tours are most common, but on a night tour, you get the unique experience of seeing the incredible site lit up against the dark sky. Visitors should note, however, that night tickets are separated between Nasrid Palace only or gardens only and cannot be combined. If you want to see both, choose a morning tour or afternoon tour.

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