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The Alhambra

Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
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Ranked #1 of 108 Attractions in Granada
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Castles
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: A must see tourist spot in all of Spain... And tickets are hard to come by...but here's a fantastic tip - take a debit card or credit card with a pin... more »
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Hamilton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Definitely recommend reserving tickets in advance; there can be very long lines to get a ticket. Bring comfortable shoes and water, it's a lot of walking.

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Campo Grande, MS
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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

this is a must do visit, the gardens are amazing, the view from Alhambra is stunning. I got the tickets at the same day ( people from town told me was impossible) but i got there 2pm and got the tickets for 4;30 pm. Even if you don't have the tickets it is beautiful.

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Bribie Island, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There is nothing to dislike about this venue except some of the bureaucracy. The Alhambra is absolutely brilliant, the architecture, gardens and water, the blend of all three must make this one of the modern wonders of the world

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The ticket master experience, as one needs to pre - book entry to the Nazrid Palace, requires you to find the right type of cash machine, to use the buttons on the touch screen (and not the buttons on the keyboard) and is very straightforward, but it is relatively easy to make a one hour meal of obtaining the tickets.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It was the most beautiful place to visit in Granada. So much history and the detail on the architecture. The gardens are so lovely and well maintained. It's a must see place if visiting Granada. Our Tour guide made it very enjoyable as he threw a few jokes a long the way that made it very relax and kept us... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing place. So much history. I recommend going with a guide or somebody that is familiar with the history of the place.

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

One of the worlds must visit sites. Be amazed at the skill of the craftsmen and the height of the walls. Booking needs to be well in advance of a visit due to the restriction on numbers in the Palaces

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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were only able to view this from the hilltop opposite the palace and fortress as we were too late to purchase tickets to get inside, but were still able to appreciate its magnificent Islamic and Christian construction. It is amazing to think how long ago the architects of the day were able to divert water from the other side... More

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Milton, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

First thing first, do not wait in line if the line up is long. There are ticket machines in the gift shop where you can buy tickets. Garden and open air theater is a must to see. Natural fountains and balconies give you the 360 degree view of the city. Make sure you have a professional camera to capture the... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

There is nothing to dislike when you visit Alhambra. Just remember to buy your ticket in advance because they are often sold out!

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