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  • Address: Cuesta de Gomérez
  • Hours: Open daily 8:30am - 6pm (until 8pm Mar - Oct), open late Fri and Sat evenings. Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1
  • Admission: €12. Other areas of the complex have separate admission fees

The Alhambra is not only Spain’s greatest architectural treasure, but one of the world’s wonders. It might not wow you right up front like a Taj Mahal or a Great Pyramid, but soon enough that austere exterior reveals a wonderland of musical fountains, cunningly devised gardens and finely carved palaces. 

Its construction was begun in the 11th century on the red hill known as Assabika, which overlooks Granada. The Alcazaba fortress was the first structure to be built, followed by the royal palace and residence of members of the court.

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There’s a maze of halls and courtyards inside the Alhambra, including the Alcazaba fortress, the Serrallo, the Patio of los Arrayanes (Myrtle Courtyard), the Hall of la Barca, the Salon of the Embajadores (Ambassadors Hall), the Patio de los Leones (Lions Courtyard), the Hall of the Abencerrajes, the Royal Baths and the Palace of Charles V.

Impressive as the buildings are, many find the gardens of the Alhambra the most beguiling part of their visit. The Generalife Gardens were built as a retreat for the Moorish kings of Granada and are rich with flower gardens and water features. It’s a tranquil way to end your Alhambra day.

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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada, Granada, null
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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

The Alhambra is a Moorish castle. In its corners the castle hides the stories of three cultures, Muslim, Christian and Jewish. If you want to unravel the ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.04
Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour, Granada, Cultural Tours
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1279 Reviews

Explore Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens on this 2.5-hour skip-the-line walking tour, led by a professional local guide. With hotel pickup and drop-off from ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.22
Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife, Granada, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 61 Reviews

Skip past the Alhambra’s long entrance lines with your private guide and explore this incredible palace complex! Including priority access, this private tour ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.63
Viator Exclusive: Priority Access to Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada, Granada, Private ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Priority Access to Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada

See one of Granada’s iconic landmarks without the hassle of large crowds on a Viator Exclusive 3-hour tour of The Alhambra. Use your priority-access ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Skip the line: Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Private Guided Tour, Granada, Viator ... 
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Skip the line: Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Private Guided Tour

Visit the Alhambra Palace, Jewel of the Andalusian Heritage and masterpiece of the Muslim art in Europe on this private tour during 2.5-Hour. Discover with ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.80
Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Day Trip from Almeria, Almeria, Custom Private Tours
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Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Day Trip from Almeria

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

A beautiful excursion by bus that circles the National Park of Sierra Nevada in order to visit the jewel of the Andalusian Heritage, the Alhambra at Granada. ...  Read more

Location: Roquetas de Mar, Spain
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $78.06
Skip the Line: Alhambra Tour and Granada Hammam, Granada, Day Trips
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Skip the Line: Alhambra Tour and Granada Hammam

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Combine a visit to the Alhambra, Granada’s top historical site, with an afternoon of blissful indulgence at the city’s Arab baths -- Hammam Al Andalus. Start ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 7.5 - 8 hours

From USD $86.94
Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, Malaga, ... 
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Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

4 star rating: Recommended 268 Reviews

Visit Granada and the Alhambra Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the world, on a day trip from Malaga. Along with the Alhambra and its ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.51
Granada Day Trip from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to Alhambra Palace and Optional ... 
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Granada Day Trip from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to Alhambra Palace and Optional Albaicin Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 377 Reviews

Experience Andalusia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders on this day trip from Seville to Granada. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to Alhambra Palace’s ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.66
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Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Seville, Seville, Day Trips
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Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Seville

4 star rating: Recommended 346 Reviews

Take a trip to Granada and the Alhambra Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the world, on a day trip from Seville. Granada is home to ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.76

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