Alhambra, Granada

4.6
Once the last Islamic stronghold in Europe, Alhambra reflects the splendor of the Moorish civilization in Spain, and offers visitors a chance to see exquisite ornamental architecture, lush gardens, cascading water features, and panoramic views of Granada. This complex was once a palace, citadel, fortress, and the home of the Nasrid sultans, high government officials and servants of the court. Within the medieval complex of structures you can also explore other prominent buildings belonging to different time periods, including the palace of Carlos V, noted for housing a museum of fine art. To avoid disappointment, be sure to book tickets at least a few days in advance by phone or online. Add Alhambra to your Granada travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Granada trip itinerary planner.
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  • Steeped in history, art and architecture in the same place. It is beautiful and huge, 2-3 hours to see it they will be you. Take the tickets a few weeks in advance. Do not hesitate to visit it since it is one of the most beautiful of Spain.
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  • Don't go with a lot of expectations, a normal Park with Arab influence, there are the most beautiful parks in Spain that are not so famous so in 3 hours you do all the points of interest inside the Alhambra. For those who like Arab architecture will be cool, I don't particularly like anything.
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  • Absolutely loved visiting here. We prebooked our tickets online which was wise as our slot sold out! We were going to get the bus (€1.40pp) there as is a steep hilly climb but as we were such a big gr...  more »
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  • What to really say about an UNESCO site like this.. Get a tour, it will hep you orient yourself and appreciate the intricate centuries of history here. The site is massive, and you will run out of energy long before you're able to see everything. It does get a bit packed, particularly when large tour groups come through, but visitor numbers are restricted, which helps keep the volumes manageable. Book your ticket at least a month in advance (and probably more than that for a weekend).
  • U feel The weight of history and genius behind this superhuman architectural wonder. Do not recommend to visit on summer tho, maybe spring or fall is better. Recommend the make reservations online. Toilets accessible, drinking fountains all over the place. Kids find it cool too. Whole family. Spanish people were smart to acknowledge this side of culture.
  • Great and awesome, what else! Granada is one of the most beautiful cities of the world. It has a remarkable history and it´s best known for the Alhambra in whole the world. It has stunning monuments. It´s worth being visited. Try to book a tour to the Alhambra cause the tickets are usually sold out. The best way is to book a tour guide ahead of time. It was a beautiful experience!
  • Stunning and iconic castle/palace/garden complex. Minus 1 star for poor disabled access and chaotic and confusing ticket office. Why do you need your passport just to visit a garden? I don't buy the "security" excuse. If they want better security they should check bags, which they did not. Of course some of this is just a make work scheme. Anyway the main issue is that they should provide better access for wheelchairs especially for the Generalife. It would not take much.
  • How can this place be so amazing! Take whole day in here, please go to book a ticket online, it’s so important, because when I arrived at 7:50, all day tickets already sold out! Just €14 plus ¢75 and totally worth it! I just feel amazing, fantastic architecture and view! Beautiful garden and decorations on the wall. So many place can kill you film! Some place you can just stay a while feel this historic atmosphere!
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