Enjoy guaranteed and skip-the-line access to the popular Alhambra fortress and Generalife Gardens. Go at your own pace with an informational audio…
Enjoy guaranteed and skip-the-line access to the popular Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra fortress and Generalife Gardens. Go at your own pace with an…
Get skip-the-line entry to Alhambra and explore the heritage sites of Granada with your personal audio guide and GPS navigator. Visit Nasrid Palaces…
Alhambra hides endless opportunities for discovery. If you would like to unravel the secrets and legends of the monument and explore the Alhambra and…
A guided tour of the city of Alhambra.
Discover the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens on this fascinating 3-hour tour. Escorted by your friendly local guide, you will explore beyond…
Explore the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens on this enriching 3-hour guided tour. Discover one of the world's most visited attractions with an…
Discover the history, secrets, and art of Alhambra palace and fortress complex on a 3-hour guided visit. Avoid the long admission lines and explore…
Discover the impressive Alhambra Palace of Granada, the extraordinary Generalife Gardens and the Nasrid Palaces (if option selected) with an expert…
Top sights in Granada
Granada's Alhambra Palaces, built for the court of the Nasrid dynasty, date back to 889AD. So much history means there's quite a lot to learn. So, where should you start?
This former stronghold is the oldest part of the complex, dating back to the 13th century. It protected the Muslim settlers of Andalucia from the Catholic Crusaders.
Once the summer residence of the sultan, the palace is surrounded by lush vegetation in the gardens (now enjoyed by visitors in the present day!).
View the main courtyard of the Nasrid dynasty's regal home, and take a step back into medieval Mediterranean times. Book a night tour to see the illuminated beauty of it all.
Named for large marble stones in the floor, this central hall boasts carefully-crafted lighting and intricate detail. Pause, and imagine the sultana and her family that lived here.
The palace is located in the Albayzin neighborhood. Find a winding side street in the town, and stop to take beautiful photos of the Alhambra from afar.
The palace is open all year, except for December 25 (Christmas) and January 1 (New Year's Day).
The open times are divided into morning tickets (8:30AM to 2:00PM) and afternoon tickets (2:00PM to 8:00PM). Entry to the Nasrid Palaces is allocated per half-hour time slot. Tickets for the night visit to Nasrid Palaces are valid from 10:00PM to 11:30PM.
There is no dress code for the palace, but be aware that some other Catholic establishments in the city may require arms and legs to be covered. And remember to stay in the shade and drink lots of water!
Public transport (line C3) will take you right to the ticket office. Alternatively, you can walk. There are a few different routes from the city center (about 800m each). The most serene, beautiful, and historically interesting is the road from Plaza Nueva. The route will take you up the Cuesta de Gomérez, through the Gate of the Pomegranates, and into the tree-lined avenues that lead to the Alhambra.
- When should I visit?The palace is open all year, except for December 25 (Christmas) and January 1 (New Year's Day).
- Is it expensive?The adult ticket prices start at €14.00, and booking in advance is highly recommended.
- Will I need a guide?You may be interested in an expert's narration while you try to take in the architecture, room by room.
- How to get therePublic transport (line C3), car, or on foot from the city center.
- Additional information
- This attraction is free for children under twelve years old, but booking is still required.
- Entrance to the Nasrid Palaces is allocated per half-hour time slot. Don't be late!
What people are saying about Alhambra
Having visited 25 years ago without managing to get tickets, we were determined to have an in-depth tour this time. Enrique, our guide, has been taking visitors to the Alhambra since 1987. He was extremely knowledgeable and provided great insights and answered all our questions. This was not a cheap tour, but we were happy to have spent the money.
Our guide was extremely knowlegeable and kind; not to mention efficient!!! Not to mention her ability to coordinate a large group! My husband and I had been before but I wanted to give our friends from Canada a special treat and we succeeded thanks to the lovely guide! I will highly recommend this tour!
Our guide gave a very informative talk and was extremely passionate about Alhambra. He knew much more than the audio tour would have explained. We walked from one side to the other as we learned interesting tidbits. There was ample time for pictures and adequate time was spent inside the exhibits. Getting a ticket and doing it yourself may be less expensive, but in this case, I would recommend spending the extra money and going with a small group ( we had 13 people that consisted of three families). The tour is advertised as three hours, be we took 3 hours 45 minutes mainly because the tickets to enter are timed and we had to wait for that time to enter the exhibit. I was with my spouse and adult daughter.
We tried to reserve independent access tickets to the Alhambra but were unsuccessful. So, instead, we booked this guided tour, unsure of what to expect. Well, it was fantastic, thanks to our bilingual English/Spanish tour guide. He was a fountain of information, extremely positive, pleasant and energetic and excellent at managing our group. We NEVER would have gotten even 20% as much information and value out of a self-guided tour. Worth the money if you go all the way to Granada.
Dear All, we really enjoyed this experience and the professionalism, kindness and the deep knowledge of our guide Juan Cobo Civantos. He is the best guide! All this made this tour very pleasant and interesting. We are happy with this experience! All my best