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Granada Palace: Alhambra Tours

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Take a tour of the historical Palace of Alhambra in the city of Grenada. Once home to the Sultans of the Nasrid Dynasty, the palace and its complex are a gorgeous remnant of Moorish Islamic art and architecture.

From the massive round courtyard of the Palace of Charles to the Moorish Court of Lions, the palace is perfect for a short tour with lots to see. It is also full of great photo opportunities, with the Generalife Gardens (Gardens of the Architect) being the most visually stunning of all its attractions.

Highlights

  • Tour the massive Alhambra Palace Complex and its sprawling gardens
  • Discover monuments frozen in time like the Hall of Ambassadors and Court of Lions
  • Delve into Spain’s Moorish past, and rich Islamic history
  • Chill out in the flowers and gardens of the Generalife Gardens

Know before you book

  • When booking your trip, be sure to enter the full name, date of birth and ID details for each entrant, as this information is required in advance to enter the Alhambra
  • Adults, Children and Babies of all ages must carry a ticket during the tour
  • Your visit commentary may be in 2 different languages

 

 

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Built upon ancient Roman ruins in the 13th century by the Nasrid Dynasty, the Palace of Alhambra in Granada is a monument filled with rich amounts of art, architectural and cultural history. Like so many other historical sites (The Alhambra is, in fact, a National Heritage Site), it details the history of the Moorish rule in parts of Spain, and how these various cultures interacted and co-existed.

Today, you can visit all the various rooms, constructions and facets of the palace estate on a short tour. Some of these features include the Court of Lions, a hallmark of Moorish Islamic Architecture, and the Palaces of Mexuar, Comares and Leones. These halls and courts all served judicial and governmental purposes in their use over the centuries. These also boast beautiful, timeless architecture with a whispering gallery close by, and an immense labyrinth of tunnels and dungeons below.

Your tour will be filled with historical facts, and explanations of how each facet of the palace came to be, as well as the purposes of the various courts and halls over the centuries. The tour will end of in the stunning Generalife Gardens (Meaning Gardens of the Architect), known for its fantastic scenery of flowers, vegetation and open grass. All in all, it’s a short, beautiful and breathtaking tour, filled to the brim with the history of Spanish cultures from centuries ago.

Alhambra Palace Tour Information Information:

Here’s a little breakdown of what your tour will entail – make sure to bring a hat, water and sunscreen as Spanish summers can be blisteringly hot.

Duration

3 Hours

Cost

Prices begin around $60 per-person

Price Includes

The price includes an audio-enhanced tour system, a bilingual guide and entrance to the Palace Complexes.

Facilities

The Alhambra hosts bathrooms, a bag check and a car park, as well as a cafeteria and vending machines for drinks and snacks. There is also a first aid unit on hand in case of emergency.

 

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+ Positives:
  • Skip the Queues
  • Great for a short day trip
  • The tour is filled to the brim with historical facts and information
  • Appropriate for children as there’s a lot of open space and walking involved
  • Great choice for architectural or historical tour groups
- Negatives:
  • Some may not be that interested in the area’s historical past
  • Only part of the tour is wheelchair accessible

Specification: Granada Palace: Alhambra Tours

Accessible

While the entirety of the Alhambra is not accessible, there are wheelchairs available for the wheelchair route around the palaces.

Duration

3hrs

Includes

Audio system to improve the tour experience, Bilingual Guide, Tickets to the Alhambra Palace Complex (Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens)

Excludes

Extra Expenses, Food and drinks, Transport

Meals & Drinks

No meals provided

Pickup

Not included

Suitable For

Anyone with an eye for architecture, Travelers with an interest in history and Spain's detailed past

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  1. Christina – United Kingdom

    Well run tour, interesting, informative & competent guide Sabina. I had some misgivings about booking this tour as had read some negative reviews of skip the line tours. Also I'd visited the Alhambra twice but unguided. Frankly our party of 3 were delighted. The meeting point at the cafe was easy to identify, then we set off at a good pace, starting at the Nasrid palace, then the Generalife then the Alhambra palace .. with plenty of stops along the way. MUCH better than our previous self guided attempts. Sabina was very professional, friendly and allowed plenty of time for us to ask all sorts of tricky questions which she handled with aplomb. She worked very hard to please all 17 members of our group and nobody was left behind. She was humourous and had some very interesting historical stories to tell and painted a visual picture of life at the Sultan's palace that has stayed with me. We had time for a loo break and a quick coffee and sandwich. Well worth the money and felt we avoided the worst of the crowds. Would highly recommend & do another.

  2. a GetYourGuide customer – Spain

    Wonderful experience, brilliant guide

  3. Bar – Spain

    Guide was exceptional!

  4. Helen – United Kingdom

    Loved it book this tour

  5. Maria E – Spain

    Our guide was excellent, courteous and educational.

  6. TANISHA – India

    Amazing experience! Carlos was really good

  7. Dennis – Sweden

    Interesting and beautiful Satisfiera with the tour

  8. sarah – France

    Excellent

  9. Tom – Sweden

    Very good guide – Marta

  10. a GetYourGuide customer – United States

    Our tour guide was fabulous!!!!!

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