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The Alhambra

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Neighbourhood: Realejo - San Matias
As featured in 3 Days in Granada and 1 other guide
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Address: Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain
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958 027 971
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a...

The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles..

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Alhambra and Generalife Private Guided Tour in Granada
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada

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Possibly the most beautiful building in the world.

While other buildings look beautiful when viewed from the outside (e.g. The Taj Mahal) and others have breathtaking rooms (e.g. Hall of Mirrors, Versailles), I consider that the... read more

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While other buildings look beautiful when viewed from the outside (e.g. The Taj Mahal) and others have breathtaking rooms (e.g. Hall of Mirrors, Versailles), I consider that the interior beauty, craftsmanship, and ambience of the Alhambra surpass anything I've experienced. One of the world's great examples of Islamic art and design. Tiled walls and beautiful mosaics with countless, mesmerising, symetrical... More 

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Very impressive fortress with regal palaces, gardens, and cool moorish architectural detail. The biggest challenges would be getting tickets to the Alhambra - to fully experience the trip you need to get the complete journey ticket that includes access to the Generalife and Alcazaba (basically the entire premises) plus access to the time-limited Nasrid Palaces, where you get to pick... More 

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Make sure to buy your tickets at least a week in advance to get into the palace. It is definitely worth it!

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Amazing place to visit - just what you would expect. Get a Granadacard - i ordered ours on the internet and picked up from the city centre when we arrived.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our english guiding tour with Tarek was excellent. We are a family of five with three children and it was very interesting also for them. We book tickets in advance what is very reccomended and organized everything through the hotel at the time of booking. They picked us up in the hotel what was very practical for the families with... More 

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Visited the Alhambra with a friend and we were blown away at how beautiful it was. The inside, the outside, the views, all of it. Would love to go back someday.

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We opted for a three hour guided tour in English using the skip the line company. Our guide was enthusiastic, funny and knowledgeable and it kept us all interested for the duration. It was busy even in winter but the tour accessed all areas with ease. However you choose to visit, just go and see this place when you are... More 

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You need to book tickets before you go unless you are a naturally lucky person or want to pay extra to join a tour. You will only be admitted to the Palace at the time specified on your ticket - don't be late. Once you are inside you can move through as slowly as you like, which will give you... More 

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It was good to go outside of peak season. There was no wait to get in and the staff was very helpful. The gardens and palace are amazing works of design. There is more to see then you can accomplish in a day. We will return again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An extensive site and very popular, so do book in advance. It is worth it, though. A gem in the Unesco crown.

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