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Address: Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Description: The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a...
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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huge with tiles, water features and gardens

Booked tickets early and collected day before. Room after room of intricately decorated walls and ceilings, none furnished, but gives you plenty of room to explore.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Booked tickets early and collected day before. Room after room of intricately decorated walls and ceilings, none furnished, but gives you plenty of room to explore.

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Do it if you want to check off sights on a list but you could spend money differently exploring tapas bars or the beautiful mountains in alfaca just outside granada. if you go to alhambra, dont bother paying for an audioguide. they are expensive and i didnt find it helpful. the alhambra is beautiful though, just bring lots of water... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent trip overseen by Felipe of GranaVision who gave us the full audio tour par excellence. A real treat for the senses. Not to be missed. The views are magnificent and the history of the place is brought to life by the knowledge shared by this wonderful tour guide. The 3 hour tour flew by so quickly and that was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We took a tour since we failed to secure tickets before leaving for Spain, the tour was 3 hours long, very informative about the history of the city and the changes made to it trough the years, even with 3 hours we did not see every thing in detail. The Alhambra is the site of a walled city and to... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

One of the amazing and beautiful places to see in Granada! I accompanied my friends to Andalusia, and of course visited Alhambra on May 24 2015. My 4 visit and every time I go down to this beautiful site, it looks different and I never get bored with it. The Alhambra was so called because of its reddish walls (in... More 

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North Ferriby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Alhambra is an amazing place, historically and for its beauty too. Because it has such an interesting history it is well worth getting a guided tour, our English speaking Spanish guide went to great lengths to not only tell the story of the Alhambra but also add her own bits of humour about how the inhabitants lived there. She... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Well, there's no much to say about one of the most famous places in Europe. The Alhambra is breathtaking and I think we were lucky to visit it in March, when it's no so crowded. You can reach the main entrance walking from the city center, in 10-15 minutes, or by bus. When inside, I suggest not to hurry, take... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went to explore the Alhambra, and despite the oppressing heat, it was very nice. There is a taxi and a train to the ticket office, but I recommend the walk up a shady hill. I do not however, recommend wasting €6.50 on an electronic guide, that are on offer near the ticket office. They were slow, lengthy and wholly unnecessary... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Well if you are in Granada then of course you can never every miss THE ALHAMBRA; Although you may find these kind of arts and architecture in many parts of the world where there is/was Islamic/Mughal rule, however to find it in Europe its especially blended in two different flavor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It's one of the world's greatest wonders. Don't know how else to describe it. Get a guided tour, otherwise you'll miss things

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Address: Address: Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Granada>  > Realejo - San Matias

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