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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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We have wanted to visit the Alhambra for years. Pre-booked a guided tour in morning. We were not disappointed; it was amazing. Takes 3 hours to walk the whole site including the Generlife but you must see it all. Take plenty of water and don't forget your camera.

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Fantastic; it's a little overwhelming in it's size and beauty! Give yourself 4-5 hours to have a leisurely visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It was very warm that day. Difficult to find a spot to buy water, so bring water before you enter the Alhambra. Very nice place to go to. Even the kids liked the gardens and views.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We did an afternoon visit first, discussing on the generalife and the overall site. Three gardens are beautiful as is the whole site/ we came back the next morning for the Madrid palaces and they are among the greatest architectural gems on earth. We spent hours in the palace and could have spent more. Imaging this site as it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantástic place to visit , one of the beste. The Paradise on earth. The nomination for one of The modern wonders of The world is very deserved. You have to go visit with time.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My family of four (two adults and a 6 and 9 year old) spent nearly eight hours here and can't wait to go back. It is magical and beautiful and just lovely. The gardens are stunning and it is very well organised. Can't recommend enough!

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Brooklyn, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My teenage son and I completely enjoyed a couple hours at the Alhambra! You need to read and know the history before the visit to take it all in. Logistically, the ticket office is about 30 min uphill walk from the plaza in town. If you buy tickets on the web in advance, the designated entry time is actually for... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Every moment spent here was amazing.you need to leave a lot of time to fully enjoy the many gardens, rooms and decor. It is possible one of the most impressive temples/monuments/gardens i have ever been to.

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great site with lots of history. It's nice to know more about the arab domination in the Iberic Peninsula. Remember to book ahead or you won't be able to get in!

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Liked: Gardens are amazing; Beautiful buildings Disliked: Crowds of people - you can see better examples of buildings like this in less crowded Marrakech

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