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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 104 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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Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Not too many historical sights are breathtaking. Impressive, maybe. Over powering, yes, pretty, could be, but not all this and more. Built by the Muslims and one of the great examples of Moorish architecture and sensibilities of the time, Alhambra is a jewel of mankind's achievements. Although not as big as the Versailles or other European palaces, this is a... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Alhambra is magnificent. Colors, textures, sounds ... I loved all of it. Even when packed with visitors, there is still a serenity to it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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322 reviews 322 reviews
63 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you buy the discounted ticket for children 12-15, you will save 6 euros but will have to stand in line for at least 30 minutes (if you are lucky - usually longer) to prove their age with a passport. So, if you do all the right things, prebook online and pick up your tickets ahead of time, you still... More

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SF Bay Area
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162 reviews 162 reviews
85 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This really is the reason we came to Granada and we were not disappointed. (That said, we really enjoyed the rest of the town too.) Definitely book your tickets in advance! We thought it would be less crowded in October, but according to our guide this is one of the busiest months because the weather is nice; summer is apparently... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Give yourself at least 4 hours to thoroughly soak up the atmosphere in Alhambra - the views from the top are spectacular and the history of the place is fascinating. Make sure and get an audio guide to understand everything. Gardens are beautiful give yourself enough time to walk around them.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were a party of 10 and had a wonderful 5 hour visit to the Alhambra. It is enormous with so much to see The old Moorish palace The gardens The Fortress Incredible location on the bluff overlooking the city. We could see why the Moors kept it to 1492 while Seville and Corboda fell over 200 years before. Moorish... More

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We visited The Alhambra in July while in Spain because it was a must see in our tour book. We had three unplanned days in Spain so we took an Alsa bus from Madrid to Granada. We were worried about getting tickets for The Alhambra for the next morning since our tour book made the tickets sound difficult to get;... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There aren't words to describe this beauty, for it is the most glorious palace in Spain. For sure it is a must to go. However, there are long lines nowadays so I would suggest to buy the ticket on line in advance. Then you will only have to open your eyes and enjoy!!! :)

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Amazing historical site - take a guided tour to make the most of your visit. The tour takes about two and half hours but is well worth it and you will learn a lot.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful architecture, gorgeous gardens, and impressive history! Wear comfortable shoes and stay hydrated! Avoid Spain during the heat of the Summer!

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