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  • Address: Cuesta de Gomérez, Granada, Spain
  • 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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Independent Alhambra Night Tour with GPS Audio Guide, Granada, null
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Independent Alhambra Night Tour with GPS Audio Guide

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra palace complex independently with a GPS audio guide. After picking up your handheld navigation device in ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: Flexible - 1 day

From USD $46.85
Granada Day Trip from Seville with Skip-the-line Alhambra Access, Seville, Skip-the-Line Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 2

Granada Day Trip from Seville with Skip-the-line Alhambra Access

Enjoy this day trip from Seville to Granada, which will include Alhambra ticket, a walking tour of Albaycin and Sacromonte and a visit to many more places.

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $262.81
Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, Malaga, Day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

4 star rating: Recommended 1638 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 $91.41
Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Seville, Seville, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Seville

4 star rating: Recommended 1765 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 $137.12
Granada Highlights: Guided Walking Tour, Granada, Day Trips
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Granada Highlights: Guided Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 42 Reviews

Visit the Alhambra, Alcazaba, Palace and Generalife Gardens. Receive insights from your knowledgeable local guide to make the best of your stay.

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

From USD $62.84
Guided Night Alhambra Tour with Nazrid Palaces, Granada, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Guided Night Alhambra Tour with Nazrid Palaces

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Delve into the mysteries and the charm of the Thousand and One Nights of the Moorish city of Alhambra. Courtyards, illuminated by moonlight and decorated with ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.70
Granada - The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, Costa del Sol, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Granada - The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

4 star rating: Recommended 882 Reviews

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

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.41
Private Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife from Seville, Seville, Day Trips
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Private Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife from Seville

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Visit Granada and Alhambra Palace on this private trip from Seville. Enjoy  the most important  palace-fortress of the Islamic world wedged between Granada and ...  Read more

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

From USD $650.16
Private Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Malaga, Malaga, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Malaga

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Take a private day trip from Malaga to Granada to see two of Spain’s best-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites -- Alhambra Palace and the Generalife gardens. This ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $206.96
Private Full Day Tour to the Alhambra from Marbella, Marbella, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full Day Tour to the Alhambra from Marbella

Visit Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and get to know the last historically Arabic city in Spain. This tour takes you back 600 years, when this ...  Read more

Location: Marbella, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.83

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