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Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

1. Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

Spend an enjoyable hour exploring the Cave House Museum of Sacromonte with this admission ticket. Visit 11 separate caves, housing re-created cave house dwellings. Gain an understanding of the culture, history and natural environment of the Sacromonte district. See kitchens and stables, and also traditional trades and crafts, such as basketry, ceramics and weaving. Learn about flamenco in the Sacromonte district. Learn about the plants, the geology and the landscape of the area in the outdoors garden. From the garden you’ll also have unique views of the Alhambra, the city and the Rio Darro Valley.

Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

2. Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

An in depth insight into the Christian history of Granada, including the Encarnación Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. The tour also includes a trip to the Arabic Baths from the XI century, some the oldest in Granada. These baths hold great cultural significance due to their complete preservation, and their being one of the few places that were not destroyed by the Catholic Kings. The tour concludes by passing through the historical center, visiting 'La Madraza', the first university that was created by Yusuf I.

Alhambra Night Tour: Carlos V Palace, Generalife and Gardens

3. Alhambra Night Tour: Carlos V Palace, Generalife and Gardens

Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens with your official guide. 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 under the stars, with special night access.  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.

Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

4. Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. The tour will pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint and more. You will then head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. Here you will get to know and understand gypsy culture in the Museo de las Cuevas, a place that demonstrates their history through legends and flamenco dancing. Your tour will also pass through principle Granada sites such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are prone for ideal photo opportunities.

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Ticket with Audio Guide

5. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Ticket with Audio Guide

Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens with this skip-the-ticket-line, guaranteed access ticket. See thousands 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. With an informative audio guide in hand, go at your own pace and follow your own route for a tour that is perfect for you. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology you will see throughout the fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise. Please note that entrance to the Nasrid Palaces is not included in this tour. Choose to discover this attraction with either an audio guide or an official guide. Upgrade your tour to include a 1.5-hour bus tour in Granada with an optional audio guide. Visit the City Center, the Albaicin and Realejo neighborhoods. The bus tour can be done before or after the visit to the Alhambra. Bring your own headphones or rent a headset for an additional fee.

Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

6. Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

Enjoy a walking tour of the Alhambra fort and the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Explore the outstanding historical palace and fort complex of Alhambra in the company of a professional guide. Skip the line to Spain's most visited monument, and discover the history and art in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour includes the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, the palace of Charles V and the Hamman. Pause for lunch, and then join an afternoon tour of the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Your guide will take you on a walk back through the centuries, as you enjoy the viewpoint of San Nicolas, San Miguel Bajo square, and the hillside Sacromonte neighborhood.

From Granada: Skip-the-Line Nerja Cave and Frigiliana

7. From Granada: Skip-the-Line Nerja Cave and Frigiliana

Get to know these two towns along Malaga’s coast in a province known for the high amount of sunshine it receives each year. See charming villages and learn about the region's great cultural and artistic heritage. Explore the white architecture in the towns on the Andalusian coast. Visit Frigiliana, which is full of Andalusian culture. Admire the town's Moorish structure, the beauty of its houses, flowers, and the sea breeze. See the Arab castle and Lizar Fortress, from where you can take in amazing panoramic views. The Caves of Nerja are a series of caverns close to the town of Nerja in the Costa del Sol. The Cave is one of Spain's major tourist attractions. During the day you will be accompanied by a guide who will explain to you important facts about the places that you will visit to help you understand their history.

Alhambra Visit and Guided Tour of Albaycin and Sacromonte

8. 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.

Alhambra: Fast-Track Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Tour

9. Alhambra: Fast-Track Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Tour

Explore the Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra fortress, and the lavish Generalife Gardens with this fast-track, guaranteed access ticket. See thousands 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. With an official guide, enjoy the best route of Alhambra to visit all the corners of the monument. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology you will see throughout the Nasrid Palaces, fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise.

Granada: Alhambra Ticket, City Landmarks Tickets & Transport

10. Granada: Alhambra Ticket, City Landmarks Tickets & Transport

On the first day of this combo package, begin the experience with a tour of The Alhambra with an audioguide - one of the most visited monuments in the world. Take your time to stroll through the Alhambra, Generalife Palace and gardens, Carlos V Palace, and the rest of the palace complex at your own pace. Travel back through the centuries as you learn about the history, architecture, and art of Granada. Next, enjoy a guided tour of the Muslim neighborhood of Albayzín and the neighborhood of Sacromonte, 2 of the most characteristic neighborhoods in the world. Admire the beautiful views right in front of Alhambra. For this guided tour in Sacromonte and Albaycin the local partner will contact you to arrange a day and a time. This package also includes access to all of the most emblematic and important monuments in the city. Discover the Cathedral, Royal Chapel (Monastery of the Cartuja), Monastery of San Jerónimo, House of Zafra, Royal room, Abbey of the Sacromonte, and Casa de los Tiros Museum. In the Science Park, both adults and children can enjoy the first interactive science museum in Andalusia, which dedicates 70,000 m2 to intelligent entertainment and educational entertainment. To move around the city this ticket also includes 9 trips using the urban transport network, and 1 round-trip on the tourist train which provides perfect panoramas over the city.

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based on 241 reviews

A visit in two stages not specified when booking but which suited us anyway. In the morning, The Alhambra from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. And from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. the Albaicin district. Our guide Andréa was able to provide important information without overloading us with dates. The visit to the Alhambra charmed us with particularly the Generalife and its gardens, and the bewitching Nasrid Palace.

Advisable experience, fast and well-organized access Our guide Jesús very professional but at the same time pleasant To say something go to improve the meeting point it is not clear when it is hired and they should specify it better because it leads to misunderstandings.

The Alhambra and the Nasrid palaces are undoubtedly an unavoidable visit. And it makes it even more interesting when you go with a guide of Natalia's level, which makes the visit even more spectacular. Thank you very much Natalie!

We did the audio guide tour and we loved being able to go at our own pace.

Beautiful place, great restaurant. We really enjoyed it