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Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Tour

1. Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Tour

See the Alhambra Palace, a must-see for any visitor in the city of Granada. This Unesco World Heritage Site boasts attractive and elaborate rooms, a monumental and historic position, and exquisitely detailed Islamic art and architecture. Transform your visit into an extraordinary experience, rich with knowledge and history with an official local guide. Your expert interpreter of Granada’s heritage will escort you through every part that forms the “Red Fortress". Your guide will also answer any additional questions you may have about this spectacular monument. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the most antique area of the Alhambra complex. Marvel at the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Palace of Leones. Finally, discover the Generalife, the sultan’s summer palace situated east of the Alhambra and surrounded by wide gardens filled with a great variety of vegetation, framed by a beautiful Islamic landscape.

Granada: Alhambra Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

2. Granada: Alhambra Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Get an entry ticket to visit the Alhambra of Grenada and discover one of the best-preserved palaces and fortresses of the historic Islam world. Visit the Nasrid Palaces and stroll through the palace gardens as you learn the secrets, stories, and legends behind this attraction with an audio guide. Embark on a journey through history as you explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace. Learn about Spain's Muslim heritage and hear about the Alhambra's beginnings as an ancient palace and fortress complex. Walk along the walls of the Alcazaba fortress where soldiers waited and kept watch. See the palaces where the last of the sultans of the Nasrid dynasty lived and where the women of the Harem waited to be called. Finally, wander through the Generalife Gardens and be captivated by the Moorish water feature that dominates this formal garden.

Granada: Alhambra Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

3. Granada: Alhambra Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Enjoy the flexibility and freedom of a self-guided tour of Granada with your audio guide tourist navigator that comes with GPS navigation. After you have picked up your personal tourist navigator and your entry time for Alhambra Palace, enjoy skip-the-line entry to Alhambra and see the exquisitely detailed Islamic art and architecture of Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, and Alcazaba Fortress. Your audio guide will provide detailed explanations of Alhambra and Generalife as you walk. After your visit to Alhambra and before giving back the audio guide, discover the city’s best cultural offerings, tapas bars, monuments, and museums. Follow the tips of your GPS navigator, and relax in the evening with a massage, have fun with friends at a great restaurant, play golf, or visit an amusement park.  

Granada: Alhambra Gardens and Generalife Fast-Track Entry

4. Granada: Alhambra Gardens and Generalife Fast-Track Entry

Avoid ticket lines with fast-track entry and discover the impressive Alhambra Gardens at your own pace. Meander through the fascinating gardens of the Alhambra, filled with fountains, hanging plants, and paved pathways. Entry to the Nasrid Palaces is not included with this ticket. Be privy to the atmosphere of Moorish culture and revel in 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.

Granada: Full Alhambra Guided Tour with Preferential Access

5. Granada: Full Alhambra Guided Tour with Preferential Access

Now a World Heritage Site, the Alhambra was once the emblem and pride of the Nasrid kings, the last bastion in the conquest of the Catholic kings. The Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba, the Generalife and many more points make up this incredible monument: the Alhambra, the jewel of Granada. Discover the Alhambra in its entirety, as it deserves, with an official accredited guide who will provide a fantastic 3-hour tour. With an expert guide in the history and architecture of the Alhambra, enjoy and understand the lifestyle, culture and tradition of the Nasrid kings and society from the 13th to the 16th century. In addition to learning about the operation of each palace, alcove, gardens, towers and surprising corners, you will also learn about countless legends and stories of love, infidelity and tragedy that occurred in this citadel.

Alhambra: Complete Ticket with Audioguide

6. Alhambra: Complete Ticket with Audioguide

Pickup your tickets then head into the Alhambra complex to explore this 600-year-old site at your own pace with an audioguide. With your ticket, access the entire complex including the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife. From your audioguide, hear all about the history of Granada and the Alhambra, as well as how the site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. You’ll also learn about the former sultans that once resided here during the Nasrid Dynasty. Inside, stroll through the complex and admire the impressive and intricate architecture of the palaces. Then, soak up the tranquility of Generalife, the Emir’s old summer palace which boasts a stunning rose garden, planted courtyards, and relaxing water features. You’ll also get to see the complex’s military fortress, Alcazaba, which offers sweeping views of Granada and the surrounding mountains.

Granada: Alhambra Fast-Track Tour with Nasrid Palaces

7. Granada: Alhambra Fast-Track Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Before entering the premises you will have a brief introduction in order to put you in the right context. Your visit to the Nazari monument includes three main areas: Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife-gardens, the order of which vary according to the circumstances and time of access to Palacios Nazaríes.  Your guide will decide the order and will inform the group about it before starting the tour. The Palace of Charles V is also included in the visit, although access is free without tickets.

From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

8. From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra monument, including a visit to the Nazari Palaces. Depart from Malaga and head to Granada and experience the lively city, without worrying about tickets or transfers. After seeing the palace, explore the Generalife Gardens with a guide. Get picked up from Malaga with a comfortable bus transfer and find yourself in the beautiful city of Granada. Once there, explore the world-famous Alhambra Palace, with priority access and no waiting in line. Admire the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, and Charles V Palace with a guide, and be amazed by the innovative water features and architecture of the gardens. As you walk, learn the unique history of the last outpost of Muslim Spain. Afterward, stroll through the historic city center of Granada and take in 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.

Granada: Alhambra, Gardens, and Alcazaba with Audio Guide

9. Granada: Alhambra, Gardens, and Alcazaba with Audio Guide

A visit to Granada is not complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortified complex of the Islamic period. Take advantage of your audio guide and tour this amazing attraction at your own pace. Fall in love with the monumental complex, admire the fortress, the Generalife Gardens, and the palace in all their splendor. Enter these incredible places and breathe the history and art of the Nasrid Kingdom. You can rely on your audio guide to help you gain an understanding of the origins and development of one of the most visited monuments in the world, leaving you delighted the this exquisite fusion of Andalusian art and culture. Round off the experience with spectacular views of Granada from the hill-top fortress.

Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

10. Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert interpreter of the heritage of the city and fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's post-Roman districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín." Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada for lunch (own expense). Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas over the Alhambra fortress perched on its hill.  Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and get dropped off at your original starting point.

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Excellent Nastrid Palace Tour. I recently had the pleasure of taking a tour of the Nastrid Palace, and I must say, it was a truly unforgettable experience. The tour was conducted in a highly professional manner and our guide, Andy, was absolutely fantastic! From the moment we arrived, Andy's enthusiasm and expertise were evident. He took the time to explain everything in great detail, and he was more than happy to answer any questions that we had. His explanations were clear, concise, and delivered in a methodical manner that made it easy for everyone in the group to follow along. But what really stood out to me was Andy's passion for the history and architecture of the Nastrid Palace. It was clear that he truly cared about the subject matter, and his enthusiasm was contagious. Thanks to his excellent explanation and guidance, we were able to fully appreciate the breathtaking beauty of the palace.

We had a great experience. Central pick up location, comfortable coach and we left on time. Johanna the guide was very pleasant, extremely well informed and gave a real good insight into the history and culture of the place. There was a toilet break at a cafe and a 2 hour break in Granada for self-exploration. Then a 15- minute ride to Alhambra. The guide there was again fantastic!! It did involve walking for around 3 hours, but the place is just so magical - it seemed to be over in the blink of an eye. A very well organised tour and highly recommended.

Juana was a great tour guide. Her insights was adapted to our needs (and she asked it proactive and multiple times to deliver the best experience for us). Perfect and well understood English. Alhambra it self is great and a must see. Do not miss the N.Palace!

Fantastic. Very interesting. A lot to walk if you want to see everything. But it was worth it.

Great guide Guillermo( William). Very friendly and informative. Highly recommend him