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Alcazaba of Alhambra

Alcazaba of Alhambra

Alcazaba of Alhambra: Our most recommended tours and activities

Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Tour with Tickets

1. 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 Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

2. Granada: Alhambra Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Enjoy the flexibility and freedom of a self-guided tour of Granada with your audio guide tourist navigator that comes with GPS navigation. After you have picked up your personal tourist navigator and your entry time for Alhambra Palace, enjoy skip-the-line entry to Alhambra and see the exquisitely detailed Islamic art and architecture of Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, and Alcazaba Fortress. Your audio guide will provide detailed explanations of Alhambra and Generalife as you walk. After your visit to Alhambra and before giving back the audio guide, discover the city’s best cultural offerings, tapas bars, monuments, and museums. Follow the tips of your GPS navigator, and relax in the evening with a massage, have fun with friends at a great restaurant, play golf, or visit an amusement park.  

Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Tour

3. Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Tour

See the Alhambra Palace, a must-see for any visitor in the city of Granada. This Unesco World Heritage Site boasts attractive and elaborate rooms, a monumental and historic position, and exquisitely detailed Islamic art and architecture. Transform your visit into an extraordinary experience, rich with knowledge and history with an official local guide. Your expert interpreter of Granada’s heritage will escort you through every part that forms the “Red Fortress". Your guide will also answer any additional questions you may have about this spectacular monument. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the most antique area of the Alhambra complex. Marvel at the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Palace of Leones. Finally, discover the Generalife, the sultan’s summer palace situated east of the Alhambra and surrounded by wide gardens filled with a great variety of vegetation, framed by a beautiful Islamic landscape.

Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces & Gardens

4. 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: Alhambra Gardens and Generalife Ticket

5. 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.

From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

6. 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, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Guided Tour

7. 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.

Granada Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Experience Tour

8. Granada Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Experience Tour

Enjoy a tour of the magnificent Alhambra gardens, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the palace and gardens sit in the hillside above the city of Granada. Enter with a skip-the-line ticket, the local guide will share the history and magnificent tales of the Alhambra. The palatial city was fortified in the 13th century and the stunning views from the walls are to be seen to be believed. Admire the Generalife, once a recreational building for the Nasrid sultans, it was also used for agriculture. Discover what has captivated the many visitors of the monument and appreciate the grandeur and mystique of the Alhambra. Be overwhelmed by the detailed Islamic art and architecture of Generalife Gardens and Alcazaba Fortress.

Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

9. Day Trip to Granada from Seville: 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

10. 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.

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based on 41,132 reviews

We loved this tour - the group was small and from different countries but our excellent guide Francesc dealt brilliantly giving the tour in both English and German. He has great knowledge about and obviously loves the Alhambra

Very good, you just have to pay attention to the numbers in the audio guide which do not correspond to the official numbers on site.

The best thing about the visit Chema the guide! A crack and an expert in the Alhambra!

So good. We have more visitors coming and want to do it again!

Carmen is an excellent guide, Knowledgeable, clear and fun.