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The Alhambra

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Neighborhood: Realejo - San Matias
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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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Beautiful scenery

I liked the gardens and the panoramic view of the surrounding area. The inside of this historical building does not interest me.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I liked the gardens and the panoramic view of the surrounding area. The inside of this historical building does not interest me.

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Onex, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

it is worth driving to Granada just for the Alhambra. Don't forget your camera you won't regret it. Always try to secure tickets in advance!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You cant go to Granada without seeing the Alhambra. Make sure you give yourself a full day to see it and I strongly suggest you go with a conducted tour to make sure you see the palace. It is stunning and words do not expr

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is an absolute must see in Granada. The workmanship and the elaborate tile and other decorative work are just outstanding. One can only imagine what it must have been like to live there although with modern comforts I bet even all those fireplaces couldn't keep it warm in the winter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There really is no reason to visit Granada and not to see the Alhambra. Better seen early in the day to try and avoid the crowds, and buy tickets on-line before hand to get a good time slot. The tickets can be picked up once you are in Granada at a local bank. Take the bus up there, it a... More 

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a major site in Europe and well worth making the journey. The building were amazing, particularly the Muslim parts....never seen anything like it. (on the ground interpretation could be better but audio guides are available) There are 2 time blocks, 10-2 or 2-6.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must see, the blend of Arab and Spanish architecture is fantastic on top of this mountain overlooking Granada. Suggest you take a guided tour, that books entrance to the palaces in advance. Might be too hot in summar. All in all agree at experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Booked on line ....and wanted senior rates...( 10 euros each) luckily had looked at info on tripadvisor......as the Tickets which are printed out at the machine using the reference given when booking then have to be authorised ....with passports....at the very busy ticket office.....so allow extra time prior to your time slot...highly recommend renting the audio phone ... 7 euros... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Alhambra and Genralife several times. It never fails to enthrall and amaze me. Others have suggested booking a guided tour, but I disagree. Far better to do some background reading and then take your time. There are several basic concepts to be grasped in order to fully appreciate the design. The first is that of modesty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Alhambra Palace is a must see site when visiting Granada, Spain. The architecture is fascinating, beautiful and complex, the history is amazing. The palace and gardens are vast and a visit will take up the whole day if you wish. A guided tour booked through Granavision lasts about 3 hours and if you have a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide... More 

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