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Alhambra: Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, and Gardens Guided Tour

1. Alhambra: Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, and Gardens Guided Tour

Get a skip-the-line entry ticket to the Alhambra, Nasrid Palace, Alcazaba, and Generalife Gardens. Hear all about the history and culture of Granada from your guide. Meet your guide at the Alhambra to join this walking tour around Granada. First, skip-the-line at the Alhambra and admire the medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation.  Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which started life as a walled citadel before becoming the opulent seat of Granada's Nasrid emirs. Continue to the Alcazaba, a fortress, one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra, and explore the stunning Vermilion Towers (Torres Bermejas).  Immerse yourself in the Alcazaba, which is a symbol of Malaga. Make sure you take a photo a the top of the cliff, as you will capture the view of the bullring, port, Cathedral, and city from the top. Next up, visit the Nasrid Palace and enjoy a skip-the-line ticket. See the Moorish-style courtyards, reception halls, and royal quarters are at the heart of the Alhambra.  Listen as your guide tells you all about the antique wooden ceilings, brightly colored tiles, and history of this beautiful mansion built for the Spanish Muslim rulers.  Lastly, visit the Generalife Gardens, which used to be a leisure place for the kings of Granada to get away from the official affairs of the palace. End the day on a high and relax and chill in the gardens. Admire the magnificent architecture, fascinating decorations, gardens, fountains, and courtyards.

Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

2. 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, fountains, colonnades, and pavilions.

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, fountains, colonnades, and pavilions.

From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

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

Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra monument, including a visit to the Nazari Palaces. Depart from Malaga and head to Granada and experience the lively city, without worrying about tickets or transfers. After seeing the palace, explore the Generalife Gardens with a guide. Get picked up from Malaga with a comfortable bus transfer and find yourself in the beautiful city of Granada. Once there, explore the world-famous Alhambra Palace, with priority access and no waiting in line. Admire the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, and Charles V Palace with a guide, and be amazed by the innovative water features and architecture of the gardens. As you walk, learn the unique history of the last outpost of Muslim Spain. Afterward, stroll through the historic city center of Granada and take in 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.

From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

5. From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert in the history of the fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Generalife, home to the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time for lunch. Then, take a guided walk in the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas of the Alhambra fortress perched on the neighboring hilltop. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

From Granada: Sierra Nevada 4WD Safari Tour

6. From Granada: Sierra Nevada 4WD Safari Tour

Discover some of the best views of the Sierra Nevada mountains surrounding Granada, and enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the old city from secret viewpoints. On the tour, drive along trails that date back over a thousand years, from the time of the Visigoths and the Arabs. Following pickup from Granada city center, travel by 4WD vehicle towards the towering peaks of the nearby mountains north of the city. We will get an elevation of 2500 meters-8000 ft, with amazing views of the highest peaks in the Iberian peninsula. Explore the north face of the Sierra Nevada to see the highest peaks on the Iberian Peninsula, climbing to heights of more than 3,000 meters. Marvel at the amazing landscape, before driving to Sierra de Huétor Natural Park. The mountains here are lower and were used by the Moors to draw spring water for the Albaicín, now part of Granada. See some old fortifications from the days of the Spanish Civil War, and enjoy incredible views of Granada and the Sierra Nevada. Finally, visit a typical Andalusian restaurant where you can enjoy drinks, snacks, or a meal (costs not included).

Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces

7. 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.

From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

8. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Visit the Alhambra and the vibrant city of Granada without worrying about tickets and transportation. Travel from Malaga in a bus driven by a professional, bilingual driver. Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra complex, including a visit to the Nasrid Palaces. Admire the elaborate rooms and Moorish architecture and learn about the symbols and techniques used in the monument's construction.  Learn about the various occupiers of the palace throughout the centuries. Stroll through the Generalife Gardens and admire the views of the city from the top of the castle tower. After your visit, take some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch in a local restaurant or simply wander around the streets and plazas. Stop at one of Granada's famous tapas bars You will then board the coach for the return transfer back to Malaga.

From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

9. From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Immerse yourself in the history of the Alhambra on this this day trip from Malaga. Explore one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world with a guide. Visit the Nasrid Palaces of Granada and the Palace of Charles V.  Be picked up from the meeting point in Malaga. Sit back and relax on the scenic countryside drive to Granada. Enter the Alhambra complex and let the city views of Granada take your breath away.   See the intricate details, fountains, and frescos in the Nasrid Palaces. Wander through the reception halls and royal quarters in the palace. Explore the main fortification, the Alcazaba. Climb the Torre de la Vela watchtower.  Enter the Palace of Charles V and see the artwork and artifacts housed within this Renaissance-era building. Finally, wander through the tranquil gardens of the Generalife estate and hear the sounds of running water from the fountains. Return to Malaga at the end of your tour. 

From Granada: Day Trip through Alpujarra Region

10. 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.

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I was lucky enough to have the tour guide all to myself. Maria was very knowledgeable and made sure to take her time in areas that required special attention. I will say that it was a bit chaotic at the meeting area so I would suggest arriving at least 15 mins prior to the start of the tour.

Wonderful! Borjas was a great and kind guide. He was knowledgeable and entertaining, and worked out great solutions for our mom on a walker. Our only advice would be to have the tour meet earlier than the beginning of our allotted the time in the first palace.

Javi was an excellent guide, friendly and really knows about hostory! Thank you fro this magical tour!

This was amazing, but a little more strenuous than advertised. I doubt children could do it.

Carlos was a good guide and very accommodating. It was a fun day out.