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The Alhambra

Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
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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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Southampton, England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I thought this might be an anti-climax but was really impressed by the palace and the gardens. Defiantly worth visiting

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Alhambra is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. The gardens are amazing and you easily get lost between all the beautiful art you can see there. Beautiful architecture, amazingly perfect paintings and tiles. Save one whole afternoon for it, and you won't regret! Really worth visiting!

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Lahore, Pakistan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We had read much about the Alhambra, but that did not prepare us for the exquisite detail and beauty of the craftsmanship. Don't believe the horror stories about the crowds and missing your booking slot. Just ensure you follow the instructions and you will be fine. The timed entries really do make the experience enjoyable versus other popular attractions. And... More

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Milton, Georgia
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335 reviews 335 reviews
224 attraction reviews
656 helpful votes 656 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Things that may be helpful: 1) This is a lot to take in, takes time, and requires planning -- reservations are essential; 2) A specific entrance time is assigned and tickets need to be picked up an hour ahead of your entrance; 3) We saw Alcazar in Seville first which made the Alhambra visit more meaningful and interesting; 4) Allow... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful places we have visited in our world travels. Do not go to Spain without planning a visit. The gardens are fantastic and extensive, the buildings are beautiful and the overall setting (Snow covered mountains in the background while we toured the lush gardens). We were there in early June and there was no... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Just visit this, the largest remaining Moorish palace in the world. It was jaw dropping imagining all the work that must have gone into the decor. It is stunning. Don't miss the Generalife which is tranquil and beautiful and make sure you have plenty of memory for the camera. It does get busy but they admit visitors in waves so... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I didn't know what I was thinking but I didn't buy the tickets ahead of time. And so on the day of our visit, the palace tour was sold out. Nevertheless, the admission ticket for the gardens (around 7-8 euros) allowed one to see everything else but the palace itself. I took my time checking out the different forts (e.g.... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

La Alhambra is a must see destination for any serious traveler to Spain. The last bastion of Moorish Rule is a very impressive Palace and Fortress. The Gardens and Flora is some of the most impressive you will see anywhere. The walking tours are easy to follow and you can rent a recording machine that will tell you the history... More

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Adeje, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Book your tkt in advance in internet if you have your trip planned. The visits are limited so it can simply be sold out. And even for several days. As well you risk to spend around 2h in the line before you get to buy a tkt. There are tkt machines available right by the souvenir shop, there are normally... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The Alhambra is a must see visit as all the world knows. But the real highlight is the Palacios Nazaries -- and you must ensure that you have see this wonderful sight to ensure that your visit to beautiful Granada is complete! Please do not turn up on the day without a ticket. The easiest option is to book online... More

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