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Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

1. Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Get a taste of medieval Granada with an unforgettable guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife grounds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax knowing your ticket to the palatial city includes entry to the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba Fortress, and Generalife grounds. Best of all, choose a small-group or private guided experience, depending on your preference.  Your expert local guide will collect you from just outside the complex, ensuring that you access the Alhambra grounds via a separate group entrance. You will also enjoy separate group access with your guide when entering the Generalife Palace.  Take in the tranquility of the Emirs’ old summer palace at the Generalife, including a beautiful rose garden, planted courtyards, and relaxing water features. Hear all about the history of the city of Granada and the Alhambra in this tranquil setting.  Your guide will take you into the Nasrid Palaces, the old Moorish palaces, where you can get up close to the iconic Islamic decorative details. Enjoy the colorful geometric tiling and various courtyard water features, including the famous Patio de los Leones. Architecture and art fans will enjoy the iconic Islamic and Mudéjar styles in the grounds. Visit the Alcazaba with your guide to see the royal fortress, so strong it was used for many centuries after its construction. Climb the steps of the Watch Tower here to get unrivaled views of the city of Granada below you, including the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods. Roam the free areas of the complex at the end of the tour, whether you want to take in more of the beautiful gardens or visit other features such as the Palace of Carlos V, a Renaissance palace dating from the 16th century. Enjoy breathtaking views of the old Arabic Quarter of Granada, the Albaicín, from numerous viewing points in the Moorish palace complex.

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Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

2. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

Discover the impressive architectural feat of Nasrid rulers, the Alhambra. At your own pace, meander through the fascinating gardens of the Alhambra which are filled with fountains, hanging plants and paved pathways. Be privy to the atmosphere of Moorish culture and revel at 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.

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Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces

3. Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces

Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens on a guided tour. See hundreds of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. Start the tour by discovering the Alcazaba complex built in the 13th-century. Find out about how the Nasrids added large towers and a street with an important access route through Puerta de las Armas. Discover how the fortification of the entire perimeter wall of the Alhambra was built. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture. Then, head to the Generalife, composed of the Lower Gardens, the Generalife Palace, and the High Gardens located outside the walls of the Alhambra. Learn about how this area was a recreational estate for the Nasrid sultans. Hear about the significance of water in this complex, and explore the beautiful and peaceful gardens.

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Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

4. Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens on a guided tour. See hundreds of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. Start the tour by discovering the Alcazaba complex built in the 13th-century. Find out about how the Nasrids added large towers and a street with an important access route through Puerta de las Armas. Discover how the fortification of the entire perimeter wall of the Alhambra was built. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture. Then, head to the Generalife, composed of the Lower Gardens, the Generalife Palace, and the High Gardens located outside the walls of the Alhambra. Learn about how this area was a recreational estate for the Nasrid sultans. Hear about the significance of water in this complex, and explore the beautiful and peaceful gardens.

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Granada Full Day: Alhambra, Albayzin and Sacromonte

5. Granada Full Day: Alhambra, Albayzin and Sacromonte

The ancient city of Granada is full of unique beauty: come spend a full day in the city and soak up its culture, architecture, and history. In the morning, you will see the stunning Alhambra, a fortress built in the 9th century which later became a royal residence. In the afternoon, you will travel through Albayzin and Sacramonte, two fascinating Muslim neighbourhoods of the city. Albayzin is considered one of the most beautiful districts of Granada, known for its cobblestones and medieval feel. In Sacromonte, you’ll see the traditional cave houses inhabited historically by gypsies, and experience its gorgeous flamenco shows. Walking is by far the best way to explore every nook and cranny of the labyrinthian structure of these neighbourhoods.  Let your tour guide surprise you with historical information, legends, and artistic details for an unforgettable day.

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Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces with Transfer - Non-Refundable

6. Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces with Transfer - Non-Refundable

Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens with your official guides with this skip-the-line, guaranteed access ticket. See hundreds of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. Discover the history of this amazing monument. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology, seen throughout the fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise.

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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces with Transfer

7. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces with Transfer

No visit to Granada is complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortress from the city’s Islamic period. After pickup from your hotel in Granada, join a tour of this world-famous attraction with an experienced guide. Visit the Nasrid Palaces and the Charles V Palace, and see the exterior of many other beautiful venues scattered around the complex. Soak up 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. Marvel at the fusion of Moorish and Christian art and culture. You will have plenty of time to admire the architectural features, elaborate rooms, and exquisite gardens in the complex. At the end of your tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Granada.

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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces with Transfer - Non-Refundable

8. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces with Transfer - Non-Refundable

No visit to Granada is complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortress from the city’s Islamic period. After pickup from your hotel in Granada, join a tour of this world-famous attraction with an experienced guide. Visit the Nasrid Palaces and the Charles V Palace, and see the exterior of many other beautiful venues scattered around the complex. Soak up 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. Marvel at the fusion of Moorish and Christian art and culture. You will have plenty of time to admire the architectural features, elaborate rooms, and exquisite gardens in the complex. At the end of your tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Granada.

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Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

9. Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

Embark on an adventure and buy this ticket that includes a Alhambra visit. See the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba as well as monuments such as Bañuelo, Casa Morisca (Horno de Oro St.), Dar al-Horra Palace, Chapíz House and Zafra House. Marvel at the Alhambra and Albaicín that are now connected by Dobla de Oro. Enjoy a cultural and tourist itinerary that tries to inspire the narrow links between the oldest neighborhood of the city through the visit to six Muslim monuments.  Alhambra and Generalife are both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage.

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Alhambra Visit and Guided Tour of Albaycin and Sacromonte

10. Alhambra Visit and Guided Tour of Albaycin and Sacromonte

The Alhambra is one of the most famous monuments in Spain and one of the most visited of the world. On this tour, you will visit the Alhambra complex, the Nasrid Palaces (if option selected), Generalife Palace and its gardens, Alcazaba, and the Palace of Carlos V. Explore the Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra fortress, and the Generalife Gardens with a skip-the-line ticket. Learn about Granada's Moorish history as you explore this site which overlooks the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. With an informative audio guide in hand, go at the pace that's perfect for you. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the imagery throughout the fortress and gardens. Find out about the significance of water in this complex and relax in the Generalife Gardens. Complete the visit to Alhambra with a tour of the Unesco Heritage Neighborhoods of Albayzin and Sacromonte. On a guided tour, visit the Muslim neighborhood of Albayzín and the gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte, two of the most distinctive neighborhoods in the region, with beautiful views in front of Alhambra. Take the opportunity to get some amazing photos. This route of approximately 2.5 hours, will take you across narrow streets, neighborhoods that will transport you back in time, and help you to feel the charm of the magical city. You can choose to do this tour in 1 or 2 days. On the 1 day tour, you will do the Alhambra tour in the morning and, in the afternoon, head to Albayzin and Sacromonte. For the 2 day option, on the first day you will visit the Alhambra tour at the time you select, and on the second day, go to Albayzin and Sacromonte for a guided tour in the afternoon.

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What people are saying about Alcazaba of Alhambra

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 28,322 reviews

Jesús was a fantastic and attentive guide who made our visit to La Alhambra a memorable experience. He masterfully walked us through the different sections of the city, every palace and garden, and gave us plenty of context to enjoy and understand the entire site. It was supposed to be a group tour and it ended up being a private one, so we very much got our money's worth. We totally recommend the experience!

Gosia was a fantastic guide, extremely knowledgeable about the site's history and the wider regional context. Throughout the tour, she provided detailed political, architectural, artistic and historic context that really brought the palace to life and made the tour so much more interesting than just wandering around on my own. Incredible experience!

Our guide Gosia was outstanding. So knowledgable, fun, and personable. she really made the tour for us. Interesting stories, historical, facts, architectural information. She knew it all. She is 10++++

The tour was extremely helpful in knowing the history of the Alhambra and the purpose of each area and it’s significance. My kids also enjoyed it. Highly recommend this tour!

Excellent prompt service from Get Your Guide and a fascinating trip.