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Alhambra, Granada

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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.
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  • One of the greatest palaces and historic monuments to visit. The artwork inside the palace blows your minds away. And the gardens was vast and amazing too. 
    One of the greatest palaces and historic monuments to visit. The artwork inside the palace blows your minds away. And the gardens was vast and amazing too.  more »
  • Without a doubt one of the most impressive places we’ve visited. It was absolutely fantastic walking around this place that has had such a historic significance. The architectures and the way the... 
    Without a doubt one of the most impressive places we’ve visited. It was absolutely fantastic walking around this place that has had such a historic significance. The architectures and the way the...  more »
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  • Beautiful in every area you walk. Shows how the Muslims architecture was there most advanced at the time. Detailed writings carved beautifully throughout the palace. The gardens were amazing to walk through and the fountains were very nice with water running through the marble floors which was like cooled floors! I would go there again and I'm sure to see new things.
  • One of the most beautiful places to see in Spain, we had a tour guide and we ate a lovely restaurant overlooking the town, taking in the sun and view. The architecture was breathtaking and the history was rich. We found out there is a hotel part of the palace you could actually stay at, the next time we are in Spain we will have to do that. Simply amazing.

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