Once the last Islamic stronghold in Europe, Alhambra reflects the splendor of the Moorish civilization in Spain, and offers visitors a chance to see exquisite ornamental architecture, lush gardens, cascading water features, and panoramic views of Granada. This complex was once a palace, citadel, fortress, and the home of the Nasrid sultans, high government officials and servants of the court. Within the medieval complex of structures you can also explore other prominent buildings belonging to different time periods, including the palace of Carlos V, noted for housing a museum of fine art. To avoid disappointment, be sure to book tickets at least a few days in advance by phone or online. Add Alhambra to your Granada travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Granada trip itinerary planner.
Tours To Alhambra
Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $83
Duration: 3 hours
Granada Day Trip from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to Alhambra Palace and Optional Albaicin Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $165
Duration: 13 hours
This is one of the most amazing places to visit. Be sure to order tickets in advance for the Nasrid Dynasty palaces. Also make sure to leave plenty of time for your visit ~ you can spend a whole day..... more »
Really hard to get the tickets and then far too many people. Off season so it was fairly barren, but, as impressive as it is, it is one and more rooms of the same one after the other. Quite a hike to.... more »
Fabulous tour of Alhambra and Granada set up by Alhambra Transfer. Could not have asked for more. Excellent driver, very informative and sweet. The entire Alhambra experience was perfect. City of Granada afterwards was a lot of fun. Lunch, shopping and the Cathedral were my first experience negotiating lower prices in Spain and it worked! Highly recommend not missing Granada if you come to Spain!
A sublime experience in the most iconic examples of 11th century Arabic architecture in Spain. An incredible marriage of different cultures and architectural styles. Walking through the palaces evoked the sensations of sight and sound, an important feature of Arabic culture seen through the placement of running fountains, decorated courtyards and balance of light within different spaces. Visit Alhambra for an experience you'll never forget, and be sure to get tickets online in advance (more than a month to avoid disappointment if them selling out)
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