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Alhambra, Granada

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Granada: Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Entry Ticket

1. Granada: Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Entry Ticket

With your day admission ticket you’ll be able to explore the Alhambra, the Generalife and the Nasrid Palaces. Discover the Nasrid Palaces complex, the residence of the kings of Granada. Explore the Alcazaba, the villa of the Generalife, the Palace of Charles V and the Baths of the Mosque and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding gardens. Admire the resplendent architectural style of the Alhambra's fortress and palaces. The Alhambra was a palace, a fortress and a citadel. Originally constructed in 889 A.D. and once home to the Moorish kings and sultans it was also the residence of top government officials, court servants and the royal guard.

Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Tour with Tickets

2. Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Tour with Tickets

Experience the Alhambra, the most important and captivating monument in Muslim Spain and one of the most-visited attractions in Spain. The Alhambra shows the heritage of the Nasrid dynasty, which you can discover as you explore the Alcazaba, the Comares Palace, and the Generalife gardens. Take the opportunity to visit the Alhambra accompanied by an official private guide who will explain the secrets, stories, and artistic details of the complex. Meet your guide at the Alhambra to begin this walking tour. The tour will start by visiting the walled citadel, the first vestiges before it became the seat of the Nasrid emirs of Granada. Continue until reaching the Alcazaba, the oldest area of the Alhambra and military area. Discover the impressive Torres Bermejas and take a photo at the top of the Torre de la Vela, where you can capture the best views of the Albaicín neighborhood. Visit the heart of the Alhambra, the Nasrid Palaces. Moorish-style patios, and the royal quarter. Your guide will reveal all the history and legends of how opulent palaces were built for Islamic rulers. To end the visit, enjoy the Generalife Gardens, the resting place of the kings of the city. Take in its architecture, decorations, and gardens.

Granada: Alhambra Gardens and Generalife Ticket

3. Granada: Alhambra Gardens and Generalife Ticket

Discover the impressive Alhambra Gardens at your own pace. Meander through the fascinating gardens of the Alhambra, filled with fountains, hanging plants, and paved pathways. Entry to the Nasrid Palaces is not included with this ticket. Be privy to the atmosphere of Moorish culture and revel in the vegetation surrounding the fortress. Admire the decadent architecture of the Generalife, the palace opposite the Alhambra, once home to the Granadadine kings. Stroll through to the military area, or Alcazaba and take in the fortified sand-colored turrets. Continue your journey through the complex and encounter the Palace of Charles V, the Bath of the Mosque, and any hidden walkways throughout the gardens.

Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Guided Tour

4. Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Guided Tour

No visit to Granada is complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortress complex from the city’s Islamic period - so take advantage of this tour of the attraction with an experienced guide.  You will fall in love with this monumental complex: see the fortress (the Alcazaba), the Nasrid Palaces (optional), the Generalife Gardens and Palace, and more beautiful venues scattered around this complex. Enter these incredible places and breathe in the history and art of the Nasrid Kingdom. Your official guide will explain the origins and development of one of the most visited monuments in the world, delighting you with its exquisite fusion of Andalusian art and culture. If the option is selected, your ticket includes access to all the venues, including the Nasrid Palaces. In addition, choose the transportation option to reduce travel stress and make the most of your visit to this unique and stunning monument complex.

From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

5. From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra monument, including a visit to the Nazari Palaces. Depart from Malaga and head to Granada and experience the lively city, without worrying about tickets or transfers. After seeing the palace, explore the Generalife Gardens with a guide. Get picked up from Malaga with a comfortable bus transfer and find yourself in the beautiful city of Granada. Once there, explore the world-famous Alhambra Palace, with priority access and no waiting in line. Admire the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, and Charles V Palace with a guide, and be amazed by the innovative water features and architecture of the gardens. As you walk, learn the unique history of the last outpost of Muslim Spain. Afterward, stroll through the historic city center of Granada and take in the breathtaking views of the Granada region. Enjoy some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch at a local restaurant or simply stroll through the streets and squares. Take a break in one of Granada's famous tapas bars before getting back on the bus for the return trip to Malaga.

Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces & Gardens

6. Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces & Gardens

Get a skip-the-line entry ticket to the Alhambra, Nasrid Palace, Alcazaba, and Generalife Gardens. Hear all about the history and culture of Granada from your guide. Meet your guide at the Alhambra to join this walking tour around Granada. First, access the Alhambra and admire the medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation.  Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which started life as a walled citadel before becoming the opulent seat of Granada's Nasrid emirs. Continue to the Alcazaba, a fortress, one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra, and explore the stunning Vermilion Towers (Torres Bermejas).  Immerse yourself in the Alcazaba. Make sure you take a photo a the top of the cliff, as you will capture the view of the Albaicín neighborhood. Next up, visit the Nasrid Palaces. See the Moorish-style courtyards, reception halls, and royal quarters are at the heart of the Alhambra.  Listen as your guide tells you all about the antique wooden ceilings, brightly colored tiles, and history of this beautiful mansion built for the Spanish Muslim rulers.  Lastly, visit the Generalife Gardens, which used to be a leisure place for the kings of Granada to get away from the official affairs of the palace. End the day on a high and relax and chill in the gardens. Admire the magnificent architecture, fascinating decorations, gardens, fountains, and courtyards.

Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

7. Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Discover Granada’s most fascinating sights aboard the city train. Create your own itinerary, hop off and back again at your leisure, and discover one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. Hop On the Alhambra Route during the day to visit the most important places in the city. Get close to the impressive monument of the Alhambra, enjoy the views from the Mirador de San Cristóbal, or marvel at the Cathedral of Granada, among others. Choose between the two ticket options offered and take a one-way single trip or enjoy the experience to hop on and off as many times as you wish at any of our stops. See the city and discover the points of interest located near the stops. Alhambra Route (Green Line) trains run every 30 – 45 minutes: 1A Alhambra Generalife/Taquillas 1B Alhambra Palacios Nazaríes/Puerta Justícia 2 Cuesta Gomérez 3 Plaza Nueva 4 Paseo de los Tristes 5 Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín 6 Monasterio de la Cartuja 7 Plaza de Toros 8 Catedral/Plaza Romanilla 9 Calle Alhóndiga/Recogidas 10 Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés 11 Calle Molinos/Campo del Príncipe 12 Hotel Alhambra Palace/Carmen de los Mártires

From Seville: Granada Day Trip with Alhambra and Albaicín

8. From Seville: Granada Day Trip with Alhambra and Albaicín

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert interpreter of the heritage of the city and fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's post-Roman districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín." Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada for lunch (own expense). Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas over the Alhambra fortress perched on its hill.  Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and get dropped off at your original starting point.

Granada: Full Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

9. Granada: Full Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

Now a World Heritage Site, the Alhambra was once the emblem and pride of the Nasrid kings, the last bastion in the conquest of the Catholic kings. The Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba, the Generalife and many more points make up this incredible monument: the Alhambra, the jewel of Granada. Discover the Alhambra in its entirety, as it deserves, with an official accredited guide who will provide a fantastic 3-hour tour. With an expert guide in the history and architecture of the Alhambra, enjoy and understand the lifestyle, culture and tradition of the Nasrid kings and society from the 13th to the 16th century. In addition to learning about the operation of each palace, alcove, gardens, towers and surprising corners, you will also learn about countless legends and stories of love, infidelity and tragedy that occurred in this citadel.

Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour with Tickets

10. Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour with Tickets

Discover the Alhambra, which isn't merely a fortress, palace, or a castle, but a entire miniature city built as the main seat of a royal court. Explore its complex history and listen to its stories and legends on a guided tour that includes entry to the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife gardens. Meet your guide and begin your tour of the Alhambra which began construction in 1240 under the rule of the first Sultan of the Nasrid dynasty, Mohammed I Alhamar. Uncover key historical dates and events and gain insight into the motivations behind them. Find out why it was built, why in this specific manner, and the objectives its builders aspired to achieve. Visit the 3 most important parts of the Alhambra: the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces, and the Generalife gardens. Head to the defensive part of the complex, the Alcazaba where your guide helps you rebuild in your imagination the ruins in a vibrant neighborhood. Continue to the jewel of the Alhambra, the Nasrid Palaces. Walk through the chambers where the sultans held their audiences, the courtyards where their wives and concubines wandered, and learn about the places where renowned figures of the Kingdom of Granada, the last stronghold of Islam in Europe, lived and died. Finally, make your way to the Generalife gardens. See this earthly paradise created by the sultans of Granada for enjoyment and relaxation, far from the intrigues of the court. It's a picturesque area, perfect for taking photos and enjoying the best views of the Alhambra and the city.

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Tour hit all the highlights at an enjoyable pace. We really enjoyed our guide Rasha, who answered all of our questions and kept us engaged during our entire visit. Having a private guide instead of going with a group was well worth it and made our visit very memorable.

Alhambra is a spectacular place. unfortunately had rainy weather but that does not take away from the tour and the beauty of the monument. Nacho was a very knowledgeable guide with a lot of information and history about the palace. Well worth the tour with a guide.

Eduardo was excellent ,made sure everything ran smoothly.then handed over to a truly excellent guide,Carmen who made us laugh through the rain even though she was very wet herself. marvellous both of them and also bother driver .. excellent too

This was worth all the money!! Loved the trip with Sandra and Cacha (sry if I pronounced it wrong). The whole journey was nice and the guide at Alhambra was great too! Highly recommend it!!

The tour is well organized. Laura, our guide is knowledgeable and passionate, kept us engaged. We learned so much about Alhambra. Highly recommended.