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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, 18009 Granada, Spain
Phone Number:
958 027 971
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08:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:30
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 Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada
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Allow at least a half day to visit and wear comfortable shoes! Beautiful both by day or night. A good idea to get a guide too. The entire area comes alive once you have the real... read more

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Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Allow at least a half day to visit and wear comfortable shoes! Beautiful both by day or night. A good idea to get a guide too. The entire area comes alive once you have the real story!

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Ithaca, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Alhambra means "the red". Visit to find out why it was named this! The gardens were beautiful and the view was amazing. This is definitely a "must see" during a visit to Spain.

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Darien, Connecticut
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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Even in April, tickets were not available to enter The Alhambra for those who tried to purchase admission on the day. It would be heartbreaking to visit Granada and not to be able to see the inside of this magnificent and historic site. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and only 6,000 tickets are allowed to be sold each... More 

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We came to Granada the week after Easter to avoid the chaos of Semana Santa. Granada picnic tours secured our Alhambra entrances and took us on their 'skip the line' private tour just the 4 of us. Our guide was so wonderful we didn't want it to end. The monument is spectacular and we spent 3.5 hours with our guide.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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No wonder why this is one of the most visited attractions in the world. It's full of history, amazing architecture and gardens! Things to keep in mind : tickets sell out in advance so make sure you get your ticket before going there. Also make sure not to miss your allocated time, there are morning and afternoon tickets and a... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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Having tried to visit before, we knew we had to book tickets on-line in advance. This process is not easily done from within the UK and we only managed it from within Spain. We didn't want a guided tour just entry tickets and the website seems determined to direct you to the tours.However once there the actual palace buildings are... More 

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Key Biscayne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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We hired a private guide who for three ours walk us through the various palaces and explained its history. It was an outstanding experience!

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a huge fortress, palace, and former small city, overlooking the city of Granada. It is very old and well worth a visit, but also full of people. I was part of a regimented group, which is necessary in such a busy place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I tried to buy tickets in advance but they were sold out. I even tried getting tickets through third parties like tour groups and hotels but they were completely sold out. I was told that they had some tickets that were only available day of. The ticket office opens at 8am. We were told to get there early to get... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
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Tickets sell out months in advance during the busier times of the year. We got to Granada and realised we should've booked months ago, but there are automated ticket machines at the entrance (behind the gift shop) and they sell a couple of hundred tickets per day. We went up at 11am to have a look around and plan for... More 

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