Granada, Spain Viewing points

Our most recommended Granada, Spain Viewing points

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

1. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

Avoid ticket lines with fast-track entry and discover the impressive architectural feat of Nasrid rulers, the Alhambra. At your own pace, meander through the fascinating gardens of the Alhambra, filled with fountains, hanging plants, and paved pathways. Be privy to the atmosphere of Moorish culture and revel at 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.

Ahambra: Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, and Gardens Guided Tour

2. Ahambra: Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, and Gardens Guided Tour

Get a skip-the-line entry ticket to the Alhambra, Nasrid Palace, Alcazaba, and Generalife Gardens. Hear all about the history and culture of Granada from your guide. Meet your guide at the Alhambra to join this walking tour around Granada. First, skip-the-line at the Alhambra and admire the medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation.  Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which started life as a walled citadel before becoming the opulent seat of Granada's Nasrid emirs. Continue to the Alcazaba, a fortress, one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra, and explore the stunning Vermilion Towers (Torres Bermejas).  Immerse yourself in the Alcazaba, which is a symbol of Malaga. Make sure you take a photo a the top of the cliff, as you will capture the view of the bullring, port, Cathedral, and city from the top. Next up, visit the Nasrid Palace and enjoy a skip-the-line ticket. See the Moorish-style courtyards, reception halls, and royal quarters are at the heart of the Alhambra.  Listen as your guide tells you all about the antique wooden ceilings, brightly colored tiles, and history of this beautiful mansion built for the Spanish Muslim rulers.  Lastly, visit the Generalife Gardens, which used to be a leisure place for the kings of Granada to get away from the official affairs of the palace. End the day on a high and relax and chill in the gardens. Admire the magnificent architecture, fascinating decorations, gardens, fountains, and courtyards.

From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

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

Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra monument, including a visit to the Nazari Palaces, Visit the Alhambra and the lively city of Granada without having to worry about tickets or transportation. Travel from Malaga by bus with a professional, bilingual driver. Explore the world famous Alhambra Palace, Enjoy priority access with no queues and beat the long lines. including Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba and Charles V Palace. Be amazed by the innovative water features and architecture of the Generalife gardens. Learn the unique history of the last outpost of Muslim Spain. Stroll through the historic city center of Granada. Admire 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.

From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

4. From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

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 in the history of the 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 districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Generalife, home to the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time for lunch. Then, take a guided walk in 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 of the Alhambra fortress perched on the neighboring hilltop. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces

5. 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.

From Fuengirola: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

6. From Fuengirola: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

The Alhambra is the most visited monument in Spain and an essential stop for anyone visiting Granada. If you want to discover all its secrets, including the Generalife Gardens, do not hesitate to book this excursion. After pickup from Fuengirola, enjoy a scenic drive across the mountain range of Málaga to reach the historical city of Granada. Upon arrival, discover the monuments that form the Alhambra. Firstly, take a walk across the Generalife Gardens which holds the Palace of Charles V. Then explore the Alhambra, built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city and then have some free time in Granada town. You can have lunch or walk through the typical narrow streets of the Alcaicería. After, return to Fuengirola where your tour will end.

From Torremolinos: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

7. From Torremolinos: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

The Alhambra is the most visited monument in Spain and an essential stop for anyone visiting Granada. If you want to discover all its secrets, including the Generalife Gardens, do not hesitate to book this excursion. After pickup from Torremolinos, enjoy a scenic drive across the mountain range of Málaga to reach the historical city of Granada. Upon arrival, discover the monuments that form the Alhambra. Firstly, take a walk across the Generalife Gardens which holds the Palace of Charles V. Then explore the Alhambra, built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city and then have some free time in Granada town. You can have lunch or walk through the typical narrow streets of the Alcaicería. After, return to Torremolinos where your tour will end.

From Torremolinos: Alhambra and Centre of Granada Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

8. From Torremolinos: Alhambra and Centre of Granada Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Visit the city of Granada and one of the most important and historical sites in Europe on this day trip from Torremolinos. Travel in a comfortable bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. First stop is the Alhambra Palace, the most visited monument in Spain. It was built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a complete guided tour of the extensive complex, including the beautiful Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens. You will then be taken to Granada's city center, where you will have free time to visit the Cathedral and explore the picturesque streets and plazas of this vibrant town. At the end of the day, you will board the bus to take you back to Torremolinos.

Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Electric Bike Tour

9. Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte Electric Bike Tour

Navigate the hills of Granada's Sacromonte and Albaicin neighborhoods with ease on an e-bike tour with a local guide. Travel back in time through Granada's Moorish history as you cycle to hidden viewpoints with breathtaking views of the Alhambra and Generalife. Choose from a private or group tour. Meet your guide in the city center and hop on your motorized Yamaha or Bosch e-bike. Set off towards the Albaicin, Granada's Muslim quarter and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cycle through a maze of flowery cobbled alleys, lively squares, and traditional carmens (walled houses with large gardens). Stop at some of the city's most well-known viewpoints along the way, as well as some hidden gems. At the Mirador San Nicolás, take in panoramic views of the Alhambra and Generalife park and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of local buskers and street stalls. Next, continue to Sacromonte, home to Granada's local gypsy community and the heart of the city's flamenco culture. Listen to the sounds of flamenco music floating down the hills and learn about the history of the area's cave houses before finally returning to the city center.

Granada: Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Private Guide Tour

10. Granada: Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Private Guide Tour

Discover the beauty of the Alhambra in Granada thanks to our last minute tour with a private guide. Visit some of the most iconic monuments, including the Alhambra, the palatial home of ancient Arab royalty. A monumental spectacle, the complex incorporates El Generalife, the summer residence of the sultans, the Nasrid palaces and La Alcazaba, which serves as the citadel's military zone. As you absorb the architecture, your designated guide will fill you in on the intricate history of this legendary place. Continue into the heart of the city, through the Puerta de la Justicia, the arched entrance that was built in the 14th century.

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Worth every single penny to reserve this private tour! Maria Jesus was a fantastic host! She was knowledgeable, passionate, entertaining, and totally got our humour. I plan to return with my family and would definitely request to book with Maria again. As for Alhambra, it is 100% not to be missed! One must see this spectacular palace if you are anywhere remotely close to Granada. Maria Jesus, thank you for the wonderful, personal experience as well as the perfect restaurant and drinks recommendations. You made our Granada experience!!

I was lucky enough to have the tour guide all to myself. Maria was very knowledgeable and made sure to take her time in areas that required special attention. I will say that it was a bit chaotic at the meeting area so I would suggest arriving at least 15 mins prior to the start of the tour.

Wonderful! Borjas was a great and kind guide. He was knowledgeable and entertaining, and worked out great solutions for our mom on a walker. Our only advice would be to have the tour meet earlier than the beginning of our allotted the time in the first palace.

It was a great experience for me and my family. The motor coaches were comfortable. The side excursions were very nice. A lot of walking on uneven surfaces. Wear good and comfortable shoes are.

Really enjoyed going off the beaten track with our guide on Thursday morning. insightful, local knowledge -really interesting