Tours for Alhambra
About Alhambra, Granada
The Alhambra palace has seen many rulers during its lifetime and even though much of the palace still remains untouched, many of its historic objects, building elements and stories are now a part of the Museum of Alhambra located in the Palacio de Carlos V.
The museum prides itself for some of the best collection of Spanish-Moorish Art and Nasrid Art. The place explains much of the architecture of Alhambra and is a great addition to your itinerary after seeing the palace itself.
Alhambra Tickets Prices
- Admission to the place is Free.
- Advance booking of volunteer guides is recommended for Groups of up to 20 people.
Alhambra Opening and Closing Hours
Special opening times:
- Christmas period (24 December - 6 January): 8.30 am-1.45 pm
- Easter week: 8.30 am -1.45 pm
- Corpus Christi: 8.30 am -1.45 pm
How To Get To Alhambra by Public Transport
- By Bus: Puerta de la Justicia
- By Taxi
- On Foot
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Address: Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
Time Required: 00:45 Mins
Timings: 08:30 am - 02:30 pm Details
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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 fortress was reconstructed and converted into a magnificent royal palace by the Sultan of Granada in 1333. Pickup from your hotel and arrive at Alhambra. The complex offers sweeping views of nearby villages and the jagged Sierra Nevada mountain.
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 Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palace and the Alcazaba fortress, and explore numerous courtyards filled with fountains, flowerbeds, pavilions and fortresses featuring Moorish architecture. Take an optional walking tour of the Albaicin quarter and learn fascinating facts about these sites from your knowledgeable guide as you travel by comfortable coach.
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 your centrally located Granada hotel included, this tour guarantees you'll have an Alhambra ticket (limited ticket numbers are allocated per day) and allows you to visit UNESCO-listed Alhambra with minimum fuss. Admire stunning Moorish architecture in the Nasrid Palaces and gain a glimpse into the lavish lives of the sultans who once lived here.
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 pass to gain early entry to the UNESCO-listed landmark and embark on a tour of The Alhambra beside a knowledgeable guide. See the Alcazaba Fortress before strolling among the exotic greenery of the Generalife Gardens. Enjoy The Alhambra palace complex before it becomes crowded with your exclusive priority-access pass.
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This place is just magical and brimming with history. To be honest, it's big enough to spend hours there and you'd likely still end up feeling like you've not seen it all, especially if you're a history buff. It's definitely worth booking a guided tour since you'll learn things you'd struggle to find out and you'll see areas that you might just miss. Not only that but some tours end up being good value for money and can be booked at short notice, whereas you might not get into Alhambra on spec. Word of advice though: don't go middle of the day during the summer - it gets very hot up there.
If you haven't gotten tickets beforehand, and you're desperate to see Alhambra - not a problem. That is if you don't mind waiting for 3+ hours at 5am until the ticket office opens at 8am. They allow a certain number of people to buy tickets right there and then (the permitted number of people allowed to buy tickets on the day is random each day). Best to go at 5am and line up, to ensure you get tickets. If you do, remember to being your passport or official identification (you cannot buy tickets for someone else either, unless you have their ID also with you). This policy can always change though - speaking in terms of when I went, which was first week of October. That aside, Alhambra was well worth the wait in line. You can see Alhambra at any time of day after you buy the tickets. Highly recommend it for practically any traveller - interested in royal/religious/architectural history, beautiful architectural design, spectacular view of literally the whole of the city, best and most beautiful gardens I've ever seen (there's a reason we saw 3 sets of couples taking their engagement photos in the gardens, within just the span of our visit), etc. Families, couples, solo travelers alike - don't miss the Alhambra no matter what, if you re visiting Granada. There's always a way to go see it even without reserving tickets (as stated above), so be sure to visit.
What can I add that will be useful? Wasn't able to buy the full access ticket on walk-up but no problems getting the ticket ex the palace. Not a bad consolation prize as the grounds, gardens, structures and towers are nothing short of amazing. The best 8 euro I spent on this trip. I suggest allocating 2 hours to make sure you fit everything in ex palace. Next time I will plan properly and buy a ticket in advance.
Unfortunately bad experience. Was looking to see the place. Don't go there without booking weeks ahead. Waited nearly 2h in the queue, then they said it's sold out. It could be on the screens or something that everyone can see. I understand places are limited but it can be organized well better. Who likes to be in the queue 6am and then just leave without seeing the place. There are many places in Europe where you have to queue for many hours but finally you get to see the place!
Tips: Book your tickets in advance. If you are able to freeze a bottle of water to take with you. Especially if your going in July/August time. Snacks are limited just 2 vending machines so take your own snacks. Wear sensible walking boots that you don't mind getting a little dirty. Additional things I took was sun protection, sun hats, face mist spray as I had young children with me. Go well equipped and you will have a fun day jam packed with beautiful Islamic architecture at it's best👌
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