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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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Viator Exclusive: Priority Access to Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada
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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada
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Skip the line: Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Private Guided Tour

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Stunning!

Allow at least 4 hours to see this. It is stunning. Definitely worth walking up to the gardens and the summer residence. Truly beautiful.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Our guide was fantastic and made this experience much better than had we just walked around. I appreciated it for what it is but It's not for me.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Allow at least 4 hours to see this. It is stunning. Definitely worth walking up to the gardens and the summer residence. Truly beautiful.

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this was the climax of our short break to Spain but what a magnificent visit. timed visit but worth the 3 hours that it took to go round. Wonderful gardens and buildings Good shop on the premises

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Mercer Island, Washington
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is going to be short and sweet. The Alhambra is a must-see sight if you are in Granada. Period. While the Charles V Palace and the Fort are interesting, the gardens (Generalife and others) are beautiful, and the Palacios Nazarios are absolutely breathtaking. If I see nothing else on my trip to Spain, the Palacios are worth the trip!... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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We made reservations online for 2pm and stayed until about 6pm. We did not tour with a guide but just used the audioguides, and I think that was fine. Using a guide meant walking around with a group, which we did not want to do. The palace is magnificent, and the entire complex is remarkable and unique. La Alhambra is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Alhambra is an amazing site and really worth a visit. You will need to book well in advance as it is extremely busy. The gardens are fabulous. I would suggest booking a guided tour if you are able to as it has a very interesting history.

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Manchester, Tennessee
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I did not fully understand to full size of Alhambra site before arriving. It really was a small town complex. The buildings and gardens were unbelievable. So many of the roses and flowers were in bloom and the fountains. You could imagine the beauty of living in this spot overlooking Granada if you were one of the fortunate ones. It... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We toured the Palace Nazaries and the Generalife, plus the gardens and were awestruck by the beauty & design.Make sure you make your reservations well in advance. We made outs 1 month in advance and could not get the date we wanted. We ended up staying an extra day in Granada, but it was worth it. Guidebooks & websites say... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Must be seen when in Granada, preferably with a guide. Beautiful palace with rich history. Fantastic views on Albaicin. Loved every minute there.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to detour my trip from Malaga to take in Alhambra and Generalife in Granada. As it was last minute and only had one day, I had to pay a horrific price for a tour....wanted to skip the line....my bad. The tour was good but shorter than indicated. Good but I've seen many more amazing palaces. BOOK AHEAD

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