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  • Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

    1. Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

    A visit to Granada is not complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortified complex of the Islamic period in Spain. Explore this amazing attraction at your own pace. Admire the fortress, the Generalife Gardens, and the palace complex in all their splendor. Embark on a journey through history spanning from the palace's reconstruction by the Sultan of Granada in the 13th century, to its transformation into the Royal Court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella following the Reconquest. Look out over the white houses of the Albaicín neighborhood below, and walk among fountains and beneath ornate, horseshoe-shaped arches. Marvel at the mix of Moorish and Christian architecture. Explore the residences of kings and sultans, see the spectacular ceiling in the Hall of the Boat, and snap pictures in the famous Court of the Lions. Round off the experience with spectacular views of...

  • Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

    2. Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

    Get a taste of medieval Granada with an unforgettable guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife grounds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax knowing your ticket to the palatial city includes entry to the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba Fortress, and Generalife grounds. Best of all, choose a small-group or private guided experience, depending on your preference.  Your expert local guide will collect you from just outside the complex, ensuring that you access the Alhambra grounds via a separate group entrance. You will also enjoy separate group access with your guide when entering the Generalife Palace.  Take in the tranquility of the Emirs’ old summer palace at the Generalife, including a beautiful rose garden, planted courtyards, and relaxing water features. Hear all about the history of the city of Granada and the Alhambra in this tranquil setting.  Your guide will take you into the Na...

    Jean Claude was our Guide. He was enthousiastic and informed us with much knowledge and humor all about the Alhambra. Thank you Jean Claude.

  • Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

    3. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

    Journey back to the days of the Moors in Spain on a guided tour of the Alhambra. Enter the vast complex and hear about its great influence and importance in the history of Spain. Learn about the architectural styles that were used, with Christianity and Islam both having an influence. Marvel at the beautiful Gate of Pomegranates, then walk past the Pillar of Charles V fountain, erected in 1554 along the route that leads to the main entrance of the Alhambra. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the oldest area of the Alhambra complex. You will also visit the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Court of the Lions. Finally head to the Generalife, the summer palace of the Nasrid Emirs, home to one of the oldest surviving gardens of the Moors. Admire the different courtyards with their long pools framed by flowerbeds, fou...

  • Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

    4. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

    Journey back to the days of the Moors in Spain on a guided tour of the Alhambra. Enter the vast complex and hear about its great influence and importance in the history of Spain. Learn about the architectural styles that were used, with Christianity and Islam both having an influence. Marvel at the beautiful Gate of Pomegranates, then walk past the Pillar of Charles V fountain, erected in 1554 along the route that leads to the main entrance of the Alhambra. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the oldest area of the Alhambra complex. You will also visit the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Palace of Leones. Finally head to the Generalife, the summer palace of the Nasrid Emirs, home to one of the oldest surviving gardens of the Moors. Admire the different courtyards with their long pools framed by flowerbeds, fount...

  • Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces

    5. Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces

    Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens on a guided tour. See hundreds of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. Start the tour by discovering the Alcazaba complex built in the 13th-century. Find out about how the Nasrids added large towers and a street with an important access route through Puerta de las Armas. Discover how the fortification of the entire perimeter wall of the Alhambra was built. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture. Then, head to the Generalife, composed of the Lower Gardens, the Generalife Palace, and the High Gardens located outside the walls of the Alhambra. Learn about how this area was a recreational estate for the Nasrid sultans. Hear about the significance of water in this complex, and explore the beautiful and peaceful gardens.

  • Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife 3-Hour Guided Tour

    6. Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife 3-Hour Guided Tour

    On this 3-hour guided tour, visit the Nasrid Palaces, the Palace of Charles V and the Generalife and its gardens. Admire beautiful views of Granada along the journey and skip the long lines to spend more quality time enjoying your trip. Be amazed by the province's beauty and learn about the history of the Alhambra Palaces and its Gardens. See the Nasrid Palace with its beautiful tile work and stucco ceilings, the famous Court of the Lions, fountains, pools, gardens and patios.

    We visited Alhambra yesterday it was amazing . Having been told I couldn’t get tickets for a few days I secured an English and Spanish tour for the following g day . It was booked for 12.00 but got changed to 4pm which was a Godsend as it’s such a steep hill to walk to get to the ticket office . I’d advise getting a taxi. The tour was by Anna who was nothing short of amazing . He English was excellent and we listened through head phones . Everything she told us was so Interesting and the palace is Incredible. They leave the best till last. It is 3 hours so wear good shoes , take plenty of water And make sure you have eaten before hand.

  • Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour with Ticket

    7. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour with Ticket

    Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens with your official guides with this skip-the-line, guaranteed access ticket. See hundreds of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. Discover the history of this amazing monument. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology, seen throughout the fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise.

    it was very iformative and interesting.the way guide showed, told and explained all area of alhambra. but i wished we could see the big rooms inside.

  • Granada: Alhambra and Generalife Tour

    8. Granada: Alhambra and Generalife Tour

    Journey back to the days of the Moors in Spain on a 3-hour tour of Granada, and see the city’s two most iconic monuments in one of its most historic neighborhoods. Learn the history of the palatial city and Royal House, and why it was declared a National Monument in 1870. Enter the vast complex of the Alhambra and hear about its great influence and importance in the history of Spain. Get essential information about the architectural styles at the Alhambra, including the beautiful Gate of Pomegranates. See the monument to Washington Irving, who lived in the palace when he wrote Tales of the Alhambra. Walk past the Pillar of Charles V fountain, erected in 1554 along the route that leads to the main entrance of the Alhambra. Admire the diverse architectural styles inside the grounds of the palace, such as the Islamic motifs of the courtyards and the fountains and water features o...

    Could not know a lot of the information about the palace without the guide very well organised thanks to Jaun

  • Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces at Night

    9. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces at Night

    No visit to Granada is complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortress from the city’s Islamic period. Join a tour of this world-famous attraction with an experienced guide. Explore the Nasrid Palaces and many other beautiful venues scattered around the complex. Soak up the history and art of the Nasrid Kingdom. Your official guide will explain the origins and development of one of the most visited monuments in the world. Marvel at the fusion of Moorish and Christian art and culture. The architectural features and elaborate rooms will look even more striking lit up at night.

  • Granada: Tour of Alhambra Surroundings

    10. Granada: Tour of Alhambra Surroundings

    If you did not secure an entrance ticket to the Alhambra, this is the perfect opportunity to instead visit the free zones with a guide and learn about the history of the monument. Visit the Palace of Carlos V, which houses the Alhambra Museum and an exclusive collection of Hispano-Muslim and Nasrid art. Marvel at the vast circular courtyard inside this majestic building. Continue on Calle Real to the church of Santa María de la Alhambra, built on the old main mosque. You will also visit the Puerta del Vino, the Alhambra forest, and the old Hamman.

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What people are saying about Alhambra

We visited Alhambra yesterday it was amazing . Having been told I couldn’t get tickets for a few days I secured an English and Spanish tour for the following g day . It was booked for 12.00 but got changed to 4pm which was a Godsend as it’s such a steep hill to walk to get to the ticket office . I’d advise getting a taxi. The tour was by Anna who was nothing short of amazing . He English was excellent and we listened through head phones . Everything she told us was so Interesting and the palace is Incredible. They leave the best till last. It is 3 hours so wear good shoes , take plenty of water And make sure you have eaten before hand.

Espectacular! Nos encanto la Alhambra. Su historia, arquitectura, lo imponente y sobre todo entender cada detalle con la guía Pepa. Recorrimos los palacios, mezquitas, caminos, jardines y vimos cambios entre Musulmanes y Cristianos. Es un punto imperdible si estás en Andalucía.

Very good guided tour. The tour lasted 3 and a half hours. We were able to ask all the questions we wanted, we went to every corner. It was very comfortable to have a radio with a headset to be able to listen to the guide when there were many people. I recommend it!

We loved our visit with Borjas! Exciting and humorous, really interesting information! We didn't see the three hours go by and of course the Alhambra is a magical place, living up to its reputation!

The guide was up to the monuments of the Alhambra, that is to say breathtaking. Very bright, caring for each of us. Everything was fine. Even a small cool stop halfway through which was welcome.