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Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket

1. Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket

With your day admission ticket you’ll be able to explore the Alhambra, the Generalife and the Nasrid Palaces. Discover the Nasrid Palaces complex, the residence of the kings of Granada. Explore the Alcazaba, the villa of the Generalife, the Palace of Charles V and the Baths of the Mosque and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding gardens. Admire the resplendent architectural style of the Alhambra's fortress and palaces. The Alhambra was a palace, a fortress and a citadel. Originally constructed in 889 A.D. and once home to the Moorish kings and sultans it was also the residence of top government officials, court servants and the royal guard.

Sacromonte: Flamenco Show at Cuevas Los Tarantos Tickets

2. Sacromonte: Flamenco Show at Cuevas Los Tarantos Tickets

Immerse yourself in Granada’s Andalusian Flamenco culture at a live performance in an authentic gypsy cave home. Enjoy an uplifting show performed by live dancers and musicians in one of Sacromonte's cave homes, a limestone dwelling that has been inhabited since the 15th century.  Since Cuevas Los Tarantos was founded in 1972, it has been providing locals and visitors with splendid Flamenco shows. Experience Spain’s soul-stirring gift to the world of music, in the neighborhood that Flamenco calls home. Zambra is a nightly show held at Cuevas Los Tarantos and features a large cast of artists, including prominent figures in Granada’s Flamenco world. Enjoy 1 free drink with your ticket. If you'd like to add to your experience, order more drinks at the bar or dine on traditional Spanish cuisine at your own expense and revel in the splendor of Flamenco.

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

3. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

Discover the impressive architectural feat of Nasrid rulers, the Alhambra. At your own pace, meander through the fascinating gardens of the Alhambra which are filled with fountains, hanging plants and paved pathways. Be privy to the atmosphere of Moorish culture and revel at the vegetation surrounding the fortress. Admire the decadent architecture of the Generalife, the palace opposite the Alhambra, once home to the Granadadine kings. Stroll through to the military area, or Alcazaba and take in the fortified sand-colored turrets. Continue your journey through the complex and encounter the Palace of Charles V, the Bath of the Mosque, and any hidden walkways throughout the gardens.

Granada: Flamenco Show in La Alboreá

4. Granada: Flamenco Show in La Alboreá

Enjoy a magical 1-hour Flamenco for show perfect for the whole family performed at a venue in the center of Granada. Benefit from a reserved seating area a large selection of local wines (available to purchase). Feel the passion vibrating off the dancers’ bodies and get ready to spend a perfect cultural night seeing in person a professional flamenco show, a tradition whose popularity started to grow in the 18th century.

Granada: Hammam Al Ándalus with Optional Massage

5. Granada: Hammam Al Ándalus with Optional Massage

Enjoy a relaxing Arabic tradition at Granada’s Hammam Al Ándalus, and experience the refreshing sensation of authentic hot, cold and warm steam rooms, fed by thermal waters. Bathing can be alternated with periods of relaxation in the relaxation room where you can sip on mint tea and unwind to soothing Andalusian music. Located at the foot of the Alhambra, behind the ancient mosque, now known as the Church of Santa Ana, Hammam Al Ándalus is dedicated to stress-free experiences. Move freely between the hot, warm and cold baths, recreating the original rhythm of an Andalusian Hammam. Top it all off in the steam room, which you can return to as often as you like between swims, and unwind in the rest room.

From Granada: Day Trip through Alpujarra Region

6. From Granada: Day Trip through Alpujarra Region

Explore the region of Alpujarra on a day trip from Granada. Learn about the history of the region of Andalucia with your local guide and admire the views of fantastic landscapes. Begin by heading towards Lanjarón, making the first stop at the historic Nasrid bridge of Tablate. Learn about the relationship of the Moriscos with the Alpujarra. Visit the Nasrid castle and enjoy the views of the surrounding region. Head to a viewpoint and admire the vistas of the Poqueira Valley, Guadalfeo Valley, and Sierra Nevada. Discover the Fuente Agria Spring and the Chorrerón in Pórtugos, a source of water rich in minerals. Walk down to the Chorrerón and enjoy some impressive natural waterfalls. Continue to charming town of Capilerilla, a hidden gem away from the tourist crowds with beautiful architecture and quaint streets. Arrive at Pampaneira, within the network of the most beautiful villages in Spain and one of the most representative of the Alpujarra region. Here you will have free time to have a coffee before returning to Granada.

Granada: Flamenco Show in Albaycin - Jardines de Zoraya

7. Granada: Flamenco Show in Albaycin - Jardines de Zoraya

Experience the flamenco culture of southern Spain at an atmospheric tablao in Granada’s Albaycín neighborhood, just minutes from the San Nicolás viewpoint. Take your seats for the show, consisting of several different palos (flamenco styles), from the soleá to an alegría. Watch as 2 dancers are accompanied by a passionate flamenco singer, a guitar player, and a percussionist.

Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

8. Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

Uncover the beauty of the millenary city, Granada, with the help of a local guide.  Visit some of the most emblematic monuments including the Alhambra – the palatial home of the ancient Arabic royalty. A monumental sight, the complex incorporates El Generalife, the summer residence of the sultans, the Nasrid palaces and La Alcazaba, which served as the military zone of the citadel. While absorbing the architecture your designated guide will fill you in on the intricate history of this legendary location.

From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

9. From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra monument, including a visit to the Nazari Palaces, Visit the Alhambra and the lively city of Granada without having to worry about tickets or transportation. Travel from Malaga by bus with a professional, bilingual driver. Explore the world famous Alhambra Palace, Enjoy priority access with no queues and beat the long lines. including Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba and Charles V Palace. Be amazed by the innovative water features and architecture of the Generalife gardens. Learn the unique history of the last outpost of Muslim Spain. Stroll through the historic city center of Granada. Admire the breathtaking views of the Granada region. Enjoy some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch at a local restaurant or simply stroll through the streets and squares. Take a break in one of Granada's famous tapas bars before getting back on the bus for the return trip to Malaga.

Granada: Walking Food Tour

10. Granada: Walking Food Tour

Discover the cheeses, wines, and typical dishes of Granada on a 3.5-hour walking tour. Try the pionono, a dessert created for the visit of Pope Pius in 1854. Hear about Sephardic, Berber, Nasrid, and even Roman influences on Granada’s cuisine. Learn how ham is cured in the Alpujarra mountain villages, and dried by fresh Sierra Nevada air. Taste three different hams, including two from Granada and one for another part of Andalusia. Taste local cheeses and chocolate made in the Alpujarra at Granada Passion. Enjoy delicious tapas from Granada and meet the locals. Sample local recipes at the Chikito restaurant, where local artists, writers, and poets met the early 1900s.

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based on 26,454 reviews

Again, the instruction about the meeting place was misleading: we were told to meet at the ticket office. The actual place should be the entrance to the Nasrid Palace. We were late for it and had to ask for accommodation. We enjoyed the palace.

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Wonderful place to visit a must is to get either a guide or the individual phone guide

A beautiful place. Lots to see, inside the palaces and the gardens.

Saw the old and interesting bits of Granada, thank you.