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Nasrid Palaces

Alhambra’s most popular feature, the palaces recall Granada’s prominent Muslim heritage and history.

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Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket

1. Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track 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 Guided Tour with Tickets

2. Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

Uncover the beauty of the millenary city, Granada, with the help of a local guide.  Visit some of the most emblematic monuments including the Alhambra – the palatial home of the ancient Arabic royalty. A monumental sight, the complex incorporates El Generalife, the summer residence of the sultans, the Nasrid palaces and La Alcazaba, which served as the military zone of the citadel. While absorbing the architecture your designated guide will fill you in on the intricate history of this legendary location.

Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces through the Senses Private Tour

3. Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces through the Senses Private Tour

Skip the line and jump long queues at the entrance of the monument, so you can start exploring the incredible World Heritage Site straight away. Your exclusive tour has been designed as a sensory experience, to amaze your with the history and art of the city of the Alhambra. Your guides will use audiovisual resources and objects from the era, which help you to recreate and imagine the times of the Nasrid dynasties of the Alhambra. Your guide will show you some of the most special items from the daily life of the Nasrid time in the Alhambra palace, offering you to touch, smell or taste them, revealing the mystery and unique vibes of that era. In addition, you will be able to grasp the essential technical aspects of the construction of the monument through the audiovisual content.

From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

4. From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Immerse yourself in the history of the Alhambra on this this day trip from Malaga. Explore one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world with a guide. Visit the Nasrid Palaces of Granada and the Palace of Charles V.  Be picked up from the meeting point in Malaga. Sit back and relax on the scenic countryside drive to Granada. Enter the Alhambra complex and let the city views of Granada take your breath away.   See the intricate details, fountains, and frescos in the Nasrid Palaces. Wander through the reception halls and royal quarters in the palace. Explore the main fortification, the Alcazaba. Climb the Torre de la Vela watchtower.  Enter the Palace of Charles V and see the artwork and artifacts housed within this Renaissance-era building. Finally, wander through the tranquil gardens of the Generalife estate and hear the sounds of running water from the fountains. Return to Malaga at the end of your tour. 

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, Visit the Alhambra and the lively city of Granada without having to worry about tickets or transportation. Travel from Malaga by bus with a professional, bilingual driver. Explore the world famous Alhambra Palace, Enjoy priority access with no queues and beat the long lines. including Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba and Charles V Palace. Be amazed by the innovative water features and architecture of the Generalife gardens. Learn the unique history of the last outpost of Muslim Spain. Stroll through the historic city center of Granada. Admire 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.

Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Albaicin Tour

6. Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Albaicin Tour

In the morning, you'll visit the Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain and one of the best examples of Islamic art in the world. Millions of visitors admire its palaces, gardens, and walls every year. Discover the beauty of this World Heritage Site on a combination tour. The Nasrid dynasty complex, built on the Sabika Hill, is the most impressive fortified complex of Muslim Spain and its walls still stand as witnesses to the golden age of Granada. In the afternoon, you'll visit the Albaicín, Granada’s ancient quarter, and certainly at one time the most beautiful. Walk along its narrow, cobbled streets, and admire the flowering balconies and stunning views of the Moorish fortress. Discover mansions built as residences for the Nasrid nobles during the 14th and 15th centuries. You’ll explore both the monumental Alhambra and the secret and charming Albaicín with your expert guide, stopping for a break for lunch in between. On this tour, enjoy a full day full of Spanish history and art.

Granada: Alhambra, Generalife & Albaicin Private Tour

7. Granada: Alhambra, Generalife & Albaicin Private Tour

Skip the lines to the most visited monument in Spain and discover one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in the world. Admire the palaces, gardens and walls of the Alhambra and hidden Nasrid Palaces in Granada on a 5.5-hour tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built on Sabika Hill for the Nasrid Dynasty, the Alhambra was the most impressive fortified complex of Muslim Spain. Its walls still stand as testimony to the city's golden age. Enter the glorious Albaicín district to explore Granada’s most ancient quarter. Walk along narrow, cobblestone streets and admire balconies of stunning floral displays. Get breathtaking views of the Alhambra and see the mansions built for the Nasrid nobles in the 14th and 15th centuries. Benefit from a lunch break and time to digest an extraordinary period in Spanish history and art. 

Alhambra & Generalife Tour including Transport & Admission

8. Alhambra & Generalife Tour including Transport & Admission

A walk around the Alhambra Palace, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is a must for every visitor to Granada. It is a work of art that has appeal for many reasons, including its monumental size and historic importance, its attractive and elaborate rooms, and its exquisitely detailed Islamic art. The Alhambra was built as a fortress in 889 and converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Sultan Yusuf I. The Islamic palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and the court of the Nasrid dynasty. On your 3-hour tour of the Alhambra, you’ll have at your disposal an official tourist guide who has extensive knowledge of Granada’s heritage. Your guide will take you through all sections of the red fortress, and will answer any questions you may have about this spectacular monument. Admire the Alcazaba Fortress, which is the oldest part of the Alhambra complex. In the past it served as a military precinct. The Generalife, situated to the east of the Alhambra , was the sultan’s summer palace. It is surrounded by vast gardens and features elegantly aging moorish architecture.

Granada: Alhambra Palace Skip-The-Line Ticket & Audio Tour

9. Granada: Alhambra Palace Skip-The-Line Ticket & Audio Tour

Experience the Alhambra Palace at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating/engaging/fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the glory of the most iconic landmark of Granada and the most visited site in Spain. Put on your headphones and explore/discover the famous Patio of the Liones, the impressive Mexuar, and the famous gardens through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the glorious Moorish period of Granada. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the glory of the Alhambra Palace, its rise and decline, and relate to your surroundings/ the exhibits in an entirely original way.

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 Nasrid Palaces

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 44,760 reviews

No waiting with skip-the-line tickets, just show them at the main entrance. Please note, the meeting time is for entry to the Nasrid Palace which is a 15-minute walk from entering the Alhambra (show up on time because access will be refused if you are late) .

We gad our own guide just for our family of four and it was worth every single cent. He knew so much and brought the place to life for us.

Amazing tour guide who spoke English well. Learned so much that I wouldn’t have learnt if we didn’t get a tour.

Amazing experience. Easy transport to/from Granada and an excellent tour.

The Alhambra is an exceptional monument. Well worth a visit.