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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
Phone Number: 958 027 971
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Granada Highlights: Guided Walking Tour
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada

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Beautiful panoramic views of Granada.

We didn't purchase the tickets to go inside the Alhambra, but still had plenty to see and do on the outside. Beautiful views overlooking the city, and lots of stray cats to look... read more

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Region of Murcia, Spain

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Region of Murcia, Spain
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't purchase the tickets to go inside the Alhambra, but still had plenty to see and do on the outside. Beautiful views overlooking the city, and lots of stray cats to look at.

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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course, it depends on one's taste, but this is the best place to visit in Spain for me, as it is something really special. Nothing similar, but it's like Venezia in Italy in terms of speciality. It's a jewel of the mixed culture and history. Never miss it!

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Barmouth, Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What is there to say that hasn't been said? It's everything people say it is and more. Only thing is it's too much - I think you need to visit 3 or 4 times before you can begin to take it all in.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is hard to describe the Alhambra in a short review, it is hard to summon up the experience. You don't have to be a lover of history, thought it might help. You don't have to be a student of art, though it would blow your mind. You don't have to love gardens, though gardeners will be enchanted. You don't... More 

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West Timperley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Alhambra as a place that is breathtaking the architecture is so intricate and beautiful, you can spend up to 4 hours looking round we went in May and it was hot so suggest you make sure you have a hat and plenty of water walking round. We booked online in advance it's well worth the money it's full of... More 

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place. The decoration of the walls and ceilings is wonderful when you consider what the inside of a castle in England built in the 14th century is like - bare stone basically. We visited in early February and there was no need to book in advance but, given the numbers visiting even then, booking would be advisable most of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful architecture and a mountain of history, a lot of which is pretty horrifying to be honest. It is certainly on the can't miss list.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Alhambra is one of the most interesting historic sites you'll see in Spain! Plan to spend there at least 4-5 hours. Important - book ahead, I would recommend buying tickets at least a month in advance. For families with young kids - note that there are many stairs in Generalife's gardens: we took a stroller and it was a... More 

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Almeria, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are thinking about visiting the Alhambra palace don't hesitate, it's absolutely awesome and well worth the 14 Euros we paid for entry. Will return.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You could not visit Granada and not come here . You should book your tickets in advance as the lines to purchase on the day were very long at the weekend . We walked up to the Alhambra which is quite a steep hike but worth it , most people seem to use taxis or the bus . Entry to... More 

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