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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We booked 4 weeks in advance and picked collected our tickets from the ATM of the la Caixa bank nearest to where we were staying so we didn't have to queue to collect our tickets. It's a huge complex and well worth spending the time to explore it all. We didn't go as part of a guided tour and I... More

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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a great place to visit. The architecture and attention to detail from 800 years ago is inspiring. Make sure you get your tickets online before you show up. The line-ups are long and the entrance to the Palace area sells out quickly. Other reviews are more detailed on the booking procedure. I will add that if you get your... More

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Piacenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We loved very much all Alhambra with the beautiful gardens. We appreciated also the organization for the advanced booking

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Ra'anana, Israel
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The incredible Moorish architecture and tiling takes your breath away. You cannot see Granada without the Alhambra.

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Vancouver BC
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Another post on how amazing the Alhambra is probably not needed, so instead I will make some suggestions about how to visit. A tour is worthwhile as it is so large, and there is so much to see, that a tour guide will put it in perspective and collapse the trip into a manageable chunk. It is extremely well organized... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It was a must to do in Granada, so do never leave without seeing this place. If you can't find tickets online, don't worry. Just go to the entrance, you'll see the bookstore next to it. Walk through the bookstore, then you can buy your tickets from the machines. I saw lots of people waiting in the line whereas no... More

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Syosset, NY
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

800 years in the making. A fortress like no other. Inside the walls are gardens and beauty everywhere. The Moors gathered the finest minds of the time and kept science and math and poetry alive while Europe sank into the dark ages. You have to experience it. Make sure to buy the Granada tourist card on line - you can... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Obviously this is well hyped and so one has to visit. We booked tickets via the internet and picked them up on the day which is easy to do (TIP as you are facing the ticket office turn right and go behind the building on the right and you will find aotomatic ticket machines which you use the booking crdit... More

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A must see when you are in Granada, if the walls could talk imagine the stories they could tell. An important part of the Spanish history.

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We had a guided tour -- a must -- from Tareq that I booked through Isango. Group was about 20 people and Tareq did a wonderful job -- 3 hours. The site is absolutely stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed learning of its history. Very well preserved and the gardens were gorgeous.

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