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Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces: Private Tour through the Senses

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    Stop At: The Alhambra, Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada Spain

    On a rocky hill that is difficult to access, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and surrounded by woods, among the oldest quarters in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with reddish tones in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty they enclose.

    Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and of the court of Granada in the middle of the thirteenth century, after the establishment of the Nasrid kingdom and the construction of the first palace, by the founder king Mohammed ibn Yusuf ben Nasr, better known as Alhamar. The fortress became a citadel with high ramparts and defensive towers, which house two main areas: the military area, or Alcazaba, the barracks of the royal guard, and the medina or court city, the location of the famous Nasrid Palaces and the remains of the houses of noblemen and plebeians who lived there.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Nasrid Palaces, Calle Real De La Alhambra, 18009 Granada Spain

    The habitual residence of the kings of Granada, their construction began at the beginning of the 14th century. The Nasrid Palaces are a palatial complex formed by three buildings:
    - The Mexuar is the oldest hall. It was employed for meetings between the ministers of the king and as a courtroom.
    - Next, we come to the Palace of Comares, which dates back to the era of Yusuf I. This dwelling was erected around the Patio de los Arrayanes (Courtyard of the Myrtles), and its side exits lead to the Sala de los Embajadores (Hall of Ambassadors) and the Sala de la Barca (Hall of the Boat). The Hall of Ambassadors is located inside the Tower of Comares.
    - The Palace of the Lions, dating back to the era of Muhammed V, is also a royal residence. It is composed of a central courtyard, the Courtyard of the Lions, and halls along each side, the Hall of the Mocarabes, the Hall of the Kings, the Hall of the Two Sisters, the Hall of the Ajimeces, leading on to the mirador Daraxa viewpoint, and the Hall of the Abencerrajes, along with the Harem

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Generalife Realejo-San Matias, 18009 Granada Spain

    The Generalife is composed of a series of large gardens, where every corner holds a novelty and a pleasant surprise for the eyes, with a minimum of obtrusive buildings.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Alcazaba, Calle Real de la Alhambra Conjunto Monumental de la Alhambra y el Generalife, 18009 Granada Spain

    The Alcazaba plainly served a military function. The entrance to the Alcazaba was at the foot of the Tower of Homage . At the base of the tower is a slight slope. A simple L-shaped walkway keeps the main gate from being seen from the outside.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Welcome Visitor Center, Paseo de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Sensory and informative tour led by a Private local guide
    • Dicover items from the Nasrid time daily life
    • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
    • Entry/Admission - Nasrid Palaces
    • Entry/Admission - Generalife
    • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
    • Pick-up and drop off
    • Lunch or other activities in the city
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • On occasion the Alhambra Trust may alter the order of the visit or restrict access to certain areas. In this case, the tour will be adapted accordingly without reducing the visiting time
    • Due to the high demand for the Alhambra Palace, if the time slot you have chosen is not available, the supplier will book you onto a new time slot
    • Please note: the Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name, date of birth and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny access to their premises
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 16 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 20 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 11 and 15 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 10 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    On June 8, we visited Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces with our guide Antonio. It was the second time for my husband and I, and the first for our daughters, 24 and 29 years old, visiting the Alhambra and Nasrid. We decided on a private tour, because the first time we were a large
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    Really enjoyed our tour with Guillermo. Very knowledgeable, easygoing and friendly. Also his English was excellent.
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    Our guide in May was great. His name is Carlos S. His knowledge was extensive as he had studied the Moorish period of control of Spain while he was in college. Its a long 4 hours and so much information that you can easily be overwhelmed. There are so many things that you
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    We had a great experience with Sergio! His knowledge of the Nasrid Palaces and the Alhambra was beyond what we expected. What made Sergio even more impressive was his ability to bring and energy and passion to the experience- even though he’s likely done the same tour hundreds
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    Our tour of the Alhambra was well organized and communication was good. There was a slight change in the tour start time (moved back one hour) which we did not mind since we got a extra hour of sleep after a late night. The Alhambra, Palaces and General Life gardens are were
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    • Duration: 3h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English, Italian, Spanish
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