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The Alhambra

Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain
958 027 971
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Granada Day Trip from Seville with Skip-the-line Alhambra Access
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Private Full Day Tour to the Alhambra from Marbella
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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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Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain
Realejo - San Matias
958 027 971
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Reviewed today

Spent whole day here and still did not sees everything .The place has amazing views its a must visit if you are in granada.

Thank gazanco
Reviewed today via mobile

Sure the palace is splendid and there is absolute beauty to be found at the Alhambra but the vibe is way of. The lines are endless in the burning sun even when you purchased a ticket online.... to cut the lines. When we wanted to...More

Thank Milja d
Reviewed today

We have tried to get into the palace on two occasions without booking.I recommend you book well in advance.Well worth waiting for.Fantantic views quite a few steps not for the infirm.It was 41 degrees when we walked around and I was glad I took my...More

Thank williamselaine6340
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the Alhambra Palace for the 2nd time. First time, didn't know you had to have tickets to enter. By the time we got there tickets had been sold out-it was our last day so was a little disappointed as we'd travelled 2+ hours to...More

Thank Heena N
Reviewed yesterday

On the June 3rd 2017 we had a Guided tour: exploring the Alhambra and the General life. First the group was waiting for the tour guide around one hour, not knowing if it's going to be a tour at all, then she came. I ordered...More

Thank Elena V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked a group tour with a guide. First the equipment was very useful, you can easily hear the guide (you can even bring your own earpods). We visited everything but the towers at the end of the medieval city. The visit lasts 2:30h and...More

Thank mdbt
Reviewed yesterday

The Alhambra is a 'must see' for everyone. Make sure you book well in advance and I'd thoroughly recommend a private guide. We used Tours by Locals and had a hugely informative and fun three hours as a party of six friends. You do walk...More

Thank SarahjaneR
Reviewed yesterday

One of the best palaces and grounds that I have visited. It is a must see if you are anywhere in the South of Spain. Make sure you get a ticket for the palaces before you go

Thank nikz9169
Reviewed yesterday

Be sure to book ahead of time and see availability for a personal tour guide. The history behind every aspect of the architecture is amazing. Makes you realize that the Spanish culture is deeply intertwined with life, religion, and the human spirit.

Thank Meechai T
Reviewed yesterday

You must book your tickets on-line a few months in advance. We suggest booking the Alhambra/ Generalife tickets before you book lodging and plane tickets.Bring the credit card you charged the tickets with you to claim the tickets. Keep your tickets safe throughout your visit...More

Thank Tewaran
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I tried buying tickets to the Alhambra a few months ago, but the tickets were sold out for the dates that I needed. I am travelling with my husband and 5 year old son. It looks like I can still buy tickets with a tour/guide but I don't think my 5 year old will last the distance. Any recommendations? I'm not taking a stroller ...
7 June 2017|
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Response from drsue22 | Reviewed this property |
Our hotel bought tickets in advance for us - we stayed at Hotel America which is right by the Alhambra so you can pop back for a siesta. I think they charged us 4euros for getting the tickets.
Hello, Is it true that there is no longer a requirement to choose either morning or evening session? That only a time for Nasrid Palace is required but we are free to enter anytime in Alhambra, no longer having to choose morning or evening session? Thnks
5 June 2017|
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Response from mohammad saied t | Reviewed this property |
Entry to the alhambra complex is free of any pre arranged requirements. You may buy the tickets even the day you intend to visit. Yet due to the extreme popularity of this attraction, there are very long ques. This ticket we... More
Hi So I'm wondering if I can just buy tickets on Ticketmaster and then get an audio guide or those electronic guides? anyone know how much they are? I'll have to pay extra for them? Because Ticketmaster doesn't have a tour guide included in their price and we are thinking of getting some sort of a guide. Plus can someone please clarify if we can pickup our Ticketmaster tickets @ the ticket counter? I'm confused as some people said they had to pickup their Ticketmaster tickets from somewhere else in Granada? Thanks in advance!!
13 May 2017|
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Response from kitleyTavistock | Reviewed this property |
You can book a tour on line via an agent, such as Viator, who will give you a confirmation ref. number and tell you where to meet and at what time. DO NOT be late, as the tours all have allotted times. Your tour guide... More