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The Alhambra

Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
958 027 971
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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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Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Have to say that I was expecting a lot from this place. Has been one of the places I've wanted to visit for a long time. And still I managed to be positively surprised by the site. Absolutely a must see and justifies a trip to Granada (or even Spain) on it's own. Remember to secure a ticket well in... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We only managed to get tickets to the gardens, which were fabulous. Plan ahead and book early, as they do not hold any tickets back for daily sale. It's a long walk up a hill and the directions are not well sign posted. At the top the views are amazing.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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116 reviews 116 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

You really need at the very least a self guided tour to take in all of the history. Well preserved historical landmark.

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Forest Grove, Or
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29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very crowded to see the Nazrid Palace and a time must be reserved as nunber of people at a time uis controlled. Rushed through on a set route and much was closed off. The rest of Alhambra was nice.

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Granada, Spain
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Sadly our trip was cut short because we had a friend with us and his elderly mother. We used a wheelchair for her which was available from the entrance to the Alhambra. There was a disabled ramp and access for the first part of the tour in to the palace but then it stopped and it was hard to get... More

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West Sussex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Despite buying a ticket well in advance the bureaucracy involved in entering this site is in a class of its own. If you buy a reduced priced ticket it has to be validated at the ticket booth before you queue to enter the site. No instructions are given about this and we had to queue four separate times before being... More

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Amble, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

wonderful place, lots to see, worth the hike up the hill but there is a bus you can take but its rather nice to walk up - if you have prebooked ticket master tickets the machines are well hidden behind the book shop on the main entrance. its all very splendid marred only by the fact that the staggered entrance... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The place is really astonishing. But I heartily suggest to buy the tickets in advance. We didn't, so we entered the queue at 7:20 AM, the cash opens at 8:00, we got there at 10:00, and got tickets to enter at 2:00 PM. If we had the tickets in advance, we should have stood in the queue to collect the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We were told to book tickets ahead of time (which we did) and you really need to. However be prepared if you get the 12 and under free ticket for your kids. When we got there, you skip the massive long lines and go to the back of the gift shop and use a computer to print out your tickets.... More

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Granada, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

very nice but too restricted in places for the price paid.Some parts you have to pay more to see them.best time would be the winter as its not so hot and overrun

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