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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

1. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Journey back to the days of the Moors in Spain on a guided tour of the Alhambra. Enter the vast complex and hear about its great influence and importance in the history of Spain. Learn about the architectural styles that were used, with Christianity and Islam both having an influence. Marvel at the beautiful Gate of Pomegranates, then walk past the Pillar of Charles V fountain, erected in 1554 along the route that leads to the main entrance of the Alhambra. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the oldest area of the Alhambra complex. You will also visit the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Court of the Lions. Finally head to the Generalife, the summer palace of the Nasrid Emirs, home to one of the oldest surviving gardens of the Moors. Admire the different courtyards with their long pools framed by flowerbeds, fountains, colonnades, and pavilions.

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Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide without Nasrid Palaces - Non-refundable

2. Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide without Nasrid Palaces - Non-refundable

Find out why the Alhambra is a world-famous monument on an audio-guided tour taken at your own pace. Pre-book your entry ticket to avoid wasting time in the ticket line and the risk of not getting a ticket on the day. Once inside, set off on your discovery of the Alhambra, a testament to the architectural feats of Granada's Moorish rulers. Get swept away by the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site while your audio guide takes you on a journey through its colorful history. Admire the decadent architecture of the Generalife, the palace opposite the Alhambra that was the former home of Granada's kings, and meander through the picturesque gardens filled with fountains, hanging plants, and paved pathways. Continue on to the fortified sand-colored turrets of the Alcazaba, a military area that's one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra complex. During your tour, you'll also encounter the striking Palace of Charles V, the Bath of the Mosque, and hidden walkways leading back to the gardens.

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From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

3. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Visit the Alhambra and the vibrant city of Granada without worrying about tickets and transportation. Travel from Malaga in a bus driven by a professional, bilingual driver. Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra complex, including a visit to the Nasrid Palaces. Admire the elaborate rooms and Moorish architecture and learn about the symbols and techniques used in the monument's construction.  Learn about the various occupiers of the palace throughout the centuries. Stroll through the Generalife Gardens and admire the views of the city from the top of the castle tower. After your visit, take some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch in a local restaurant or simply wander around the streets and plazas. Stop at one of Granada's famous tapas bars You will then board the coach for the return transfer back to Malaga.

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Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces

4. Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces

Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens on a guided tour. See hundreds of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. Start the tour by discovering the Alcazaba complex built in the 13th-century. Find out about how the Nasrids added large towers and a street with an important access route through Puerta de las Armas. Discover how the fortification of the entire perimeter wall of the Alhambra was built. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture. Then, head to the Generalife, composed of the Lower Gardens, the Generalife Palace, and the High Gardens located outside the walls of the Alhambra. Learn about how this area was a recreational estate for the Nasrid sultans. Hear about the significance of water in this complex, and explore the beautiful and peaceful gardens.

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Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide without Nasrid Palaces

5. Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide without Nasrid Palaces

Find out why the Alhambra is a world-famous monument on an audio-guided tour taken at your own pace. Pre-book your entry ticket to avoid wasting time in the ticket line and the risk of not getting a ticket on the day.  Once inside, set off on your discovery of the Alhambra, a testament to the architectural feats of Granada's Moorish rulers. Get swept away by the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site while your audio guide takes you on a journey through its colorful history.  Admire the decadent architecture of the Generalife, the palace opposite the Alhambra that was the former home of Granada's kings, and meander through the picturesque gardens filled with fountains, hanging plants, and paved pathways. Continue on to the fortified sand-colored turrets of the Alcazaba, a military area that's one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra complex. During your tour, you'll also encounter the striking Palace of Charles V, the Bath of the Mosque, and hidden walkways leading back to the gardens.

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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces with Transfer

6. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces with Transfer

No visit to Granada is complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortress from the city’s Islamic period. After pickup from your hotel in Granada, join a tour of this world-famous attraction with an experienced guide. Visit the Nasrid Palaces and the Charles V Palace, and see the exterior of many other beautiful venues scattered around the complex. Soak up the history and art of the Nasrid Kingdom. Your official guide will explain the origins and development of one of the most visited monuments in the world. Marvel at the fusion of Moorish and Christian art and culture. You will have plenty of time to admire the architectural features, elaborate rooms, and exquisite gardens in the complex. At the end of your tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Granada.

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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces with Transfer - Non-Refundable

7. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces with Transfer - Non-Refundable

No visit to Granada is complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortress from the city’s Islamic period. After pickup from your hotel in Granada, join a tour of this world-famous attraction with an experienced guide. Visit the Nasrid Palaces and the Charles V Palace, and see the exterior of many other beautiful venues scattered around the complex. Soak up the history and art of the Nasrid Kingdom. Your official guide will explain the origins and development of one of the most visited monuments in the world. Marvel at the fusion of Moorish and Christian art and culture. You will have plenty of time to admire the architectural features, elaborate rooms, and exquisite gardens in the complex. At the end of your tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Granada.

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Alhambra Visit and Guided Tour of Albaycin and Sacromonte

8. 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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Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

9. Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

Spend an enjoyable hour exploring the Cave House Museum of Sacromonte with this admission ticket. Visit 11 separate caves, housing re-created cave house dwellings. Gain an understanding of the culture, history and natural environment of the Sacromonte district. See kitchens and stables, and also traditional trades and crafts, such as basketry, ceramics and weaving. Learn about flamenco in the Sacromonte district. Learn about the plants, the geology and the landscape of the area in the outdoors garden. From the garden you’ll also have unique views of the Alhambra, the city and the Rio Darro Valley.

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Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

10. Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

An in depth insight into the Christian history of Granada, including the Encarnación Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. The tour also includes a trip to the Arabic Baths from the XI century, some the oldest in Granada. These baths hold great cultural significance due to their complete preservation, and their being one of the few places that were not destroyed by the Catholic Kings. The tour concludes by passing through the historical center, visiting 'La Madraza', the first university that was created by Yusuf I.

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What people are saying about Granada

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 241 reviews

Jesús was a fantastic and attentive guide who made our visit to La Alhambra a memorable experience. He masterfully walked us through the different sections of the city, every palace and garden, and gave us plenty of context to enjoy and understand the entire site. It was supposed to be a group tour and it ended up being a private one, so we very much got our money's worth. We totally recommend the experience!

I still had doubts whether this would really work until - I got into the Alhambra without any problems whatsoever. It was a short term decision one night before my visit and it worked perfectly. Great experience and thumbs up!

Sergio from My Top Tour was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and led the group at the perfect pace. I would definitely go back and do it all again!

We were with Hanna an amazing guide. Amena, didactic and dynamic. I would repeat with her without hesitation

Nos ha gustado mucho el tour gracias al nuestro guía Jesús.