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The Alhambra

Address: Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
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Ranked #1 of 93 Attractions in Granada
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an absolute do not miss, but in February the gardens of course were not in bloom...I would have loved to see them. Also, I should have known, but nowhere did I ever read that there was so much walking and strenuous walking at times. Thus my spry elderly mother had to turn back very early in her tour.... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Alhambra is justly rated as the top tourist attraction. Well preserved, carefully planned for the visitor and so much to see - inside the walls and the spectacular views of the surrounding city and mountains.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Alhambra: everything meets in this castle surrounded with a wonderful garden there is history and something crazy modern. Looking closely the Alahambra is full of islamic, jewish and christian details and they not only fit together, they complete each other... And the Alahambra is almost in the best place of a nice city: Granada!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We've been to the Alhambra several times and never fail to be amazed what a marvellous site it is. It is beautiful and you can hardly believe how they managed to build such a spectacular palace so long ago, and that is has remained so beautiful till now. There is quite a lot of walking, so if you want to... More 

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Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It is worth making every effort to make the most of the Alhambra. Very important: buy tickets or entrance tickets online, otherwise you can waste time queuing or even not enter because there is a quota of visitors per day.Good walking around!

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight for my husband - get tickets early! I booked my hotel in April staying in Granada 12/27 and 12/28, but was too early to book on line and then didn't do until a month before and they were sold out! Our Hotel Casa 1800 fortunately got us 4 guided tour tickets. This was the highlight for... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Alhambra is one of the most visited monuments in Europe, and when one visits there, its easy to understand why. It is steeped in history, and chronicles most of the Moorish history of Southern Spain. It has to be seen to be appreciated, so I will not try to describe it , but will rather leave some tips on... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Alhambra is a stunning huge Moorish fortress / palace. Overlooking the city of Granada it consists of palaces, gardens and a castle. This a a large complex and would be best visited with a good guide, as there is limited information in the rooms. The gardens of the generalife were still impressive during the winter when I visited, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is great and needs to be seen Visit in the winter - cool and no queues It needs at least 3 hours Get a taxi or the tourist train to the entrance. Prebook your ticket online and print them at the ATM of La Caixa bank

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This place is my most favorite attraction worldwide, AlHambra palacio, the arab history in gradana and Andalusia, u need a full day to cover it properly and try to go early, i will definitely go again coz last time was not enough . visited feb 2009

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