Alhambra
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The Alhambra is home to many myths, legends and secrets. This is partly because many Spaniards believed their Muslim occupiers had occult powers and t...

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No need to wait when you can skip the line to discover the most popular monument in Spain. Your walking tour will lead you to the most incre...

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Join the tour and skip the long lines at the entrance. Discover the history and art of one of the most beautiful places in the world by the ...

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Granada’s Alhambra Palace is famous for its unmatched beauty, stunning views and vast gardens replete with fountains and flower arrangements...

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$ 69
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A walk around the Alhambra, declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, is a required activity for every visitor of the city of Granada. Furthermor...

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Available in: English
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$ 135
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Combine the aesthetic delights of thirteenth-century Islamic luxury with a soothing hammam experience on this special Granada activity.What ...

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Organize your day in Granada on your own way! A walk around the Alhambra, declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, is a required activity for ev...

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Discover the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens, part of the World Heritage declared by UNESCO. Accompanied by an official guide, explore e...

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Enjoy a unique experience with this guided tour.Take a trip from Granada to Alhambra Palace with a professional guide where you will get to ...

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A walk around the Alhambra, declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, is a required activity for every visitor of Granada. Furthermore, it’s a wo...

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Guided Tour
$ 60
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Discover the beautiful city of Granada, land of the Alhambra and of the marvelous Generalife Gardens, the gardens area attached to the Alham...

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Good to know

No matter what time of year, chances are there'll be a huge queue. We recommend you buy tickets well in advance. Keep in mind that even with tickets you'll still have to queue.
It was named ‘Alhambra' (literally ‘The Red Castle') for the burnt color of its outer walls.
It's not one monument, rather a rich complex of buildings that will take you around three or four hours to explore.
Bring water and a snack as there won't be many options once you're here.
For the best view of the the Alhambra head to the Mirador de San Nicolás just before sunset.
If you buy tickets in advance you'll need to select a 30-minute time slot to visit the Nasrid Palaces. In peak periods it's wise to get there an hour before your time slot due to crowds. Book the first appointment of the day for a shorter wait.
Not everything is going to cost you. The Museum of the Alhambra and the Church of St Mary can be visited for free.
There's a lot to see here. Take a break in the Partal gardens after seeing the Nasrid Palaces.
There are two entrances. If you're going through the main entrance it makes sense to see the Generalife first, followed by the Nasrid Palaces and Alcazaba. If instead you enter from the Gate of Justice, then the opposite is true.
Don't visit in the afternoon in July and August, unless you like queuing (and burning!) under the hot sun.
Buying tickets on the day of your visit is risky. From April to June there are often no tickets left. Get there before 8am if you want to stand a chance.

The inside story

The Alhambra is home to many myths, legends and secrets. This is partly because many Spaniards believed their Muslim occupiers had occult powers and that the treasures of their palace were protected by spells. The American writer Washington Irving collected many of these tales in a book.

The astrologer Ibrahim ibn Abu Ayub, for example, was said to have mastered the art of living forever, but only as an old man. In Granada, he put a spell on a beautiful princess and escaped with her under the Gate of Justice. Some say she can return (and the palace’s treasures will be revealed) only when the hand and the key carved into the Gate of Justice reach each other.

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How to get there

Alhambra Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain Granada

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