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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
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
$58.06 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great guide beautiful site!
Great experience. Very friendly guide Francesc. Studied art history in Hamburg. Spoke perfect German and was very entertaining! Thank you 😊
Erol_B, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Granada

star-5
An excellent cultural morning
Fernando_Ventura, 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
A Great Option for Visiting Alhambra
Alexei_K, Jun 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
Overall organization of the tour was great, with clear instructions and no waiting whatsoever (although of course these are still covid times). We were lucky to have Antonio as a guide. He was very friendly, attentive, knowledgable, and passionate about history. Told us many interesting details and stories in impeccable fluent English. It was a pleasurable and memorable tour of Alhambra. Thank you.
star-5
Great Tour of the Alhambra
DavidW_W, Oct 2021
Semi Private Tour to the Alhambra from Nerja
We had a small guided tour with Oletrips. Our guide was Cipriano who was excellent. We had a full day at the Alhambra which he narrated and shared many interesting facts about the history of the area and the Alhambra itself. We also visited a quarter of the city of Granada and had a nice meal. Outstanding trip! We would highly recommend. Cipriano and his company.
star-5
Well worth the climb up the hill. The guide was excellent, knowledgeable with a good sense of humour.
Jason_M, Oct 2021
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
The information from the guide was extremely informative and the views were breathtaking. Third visit and it never fails to surprise.
star-5
Worth the effort
Joseph_S, Oct 2021
Going to Alhambra? 3 hrs Private Tour! Skip the long lines to visit the Alhambra
Exceptionally good and well organized tour Overnight there if you can for some great pictures of Alhambra
star-5
It was a very interesting and enlightening tour. Gustavo grts 5 stars!
Adelberto_B, Oct 2021
Skip-the-Line: Alhambra Tour and Granada Hammam
Being inside the Alhambra with a well-informed guide who spoke fluent English and willing to dialogue with the group.
star-5
History bring the site alive
Thibault_C, Oct 2021
Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada
To me, it is an absolute necessity to have a guide that will literally walk you through history. In addition you do not have to queue for hours your way in…
star-5
Great service by viator
aumfawzy, Oct 2021
Full-day Skip-the-line Granada, Alhambra Palace and Albaicin tour from Seville
Wonderful trip and back with a sunny personality who was lovely. Granada is a must visit when you go to Andalusia. The Alhambra was gorgeous. Booking with viator made it a breeze
star-5
Great
Ramon_A, Oct 2021
Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour
I would like to thank Rosa, our Alahambra guide for guide us through this wonderful place. This more that we thought.
star-5
Awesome day!!
Joanne_J, Oct 2021
Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour
The whole day was amazing, the Alhambra was beautiful, everything you imagine and more. So rich in history and legends, our guide Alberto had so much knowledge about everything, and a good sense of humour that made the tour so interesting. Petra was funny knowledgeable and very relaxed just great!!
star-5
Great experience
James_P, Oct 2021
Exclusive Private Tour Alhambra in Granada
Juanjo was a very knowledgeable and experienced tour guide. He brought life to our visit of the Alhambra.

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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