Alhambra tickets and tours
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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Plan your visit to Alhambra in the morning in order to fully enjoy the beauty of the palace and get the most out to it. Book online today!
Take this popular guided tour of the Alhambra and skip the line at the entrance. You will visit the Alcazaba Fortress as well as the Nasrin Palaces and the Generalife.
Musement offers you a guided walking tour to the Alhambra and Generalife. Discover one of the most important Spanish monuments with our expert guide!
Book a guided tour in Granada and explore the Albaicín, the more ancient neighborhood of the city. You'll also visit the picturesque district of Sacromonte.
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.