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The Alhambra

Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
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Ranked #1 of 100 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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Granada, Spain
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Alhambra is an amazing place and well worth a visit, it exemplifies the contrasts of Spain and the various cultures that makes up the country. Be sure to bring your passport to allow you pick up your tickets at reception. Enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We spent two days here and even then did not see everything. The smell from the flowers was heavenly. As we have trouble wlking we were pleased to be told of a shorter way in.

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Long Beach, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I suppose the main reason to go to Granada is to see the Alhambra (I can't imagine going there, especially for the first time, and not seeing the Alhambra). Anyway, it is a tremendously interesting and beautiful. I would highly recommend a guided tour (a bit pricey at 49 euro, but otherwise you would wander about and not really know... More

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leeds UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved this historical and beautiful place but tickets unavailable for weeks ahead and not impressed with mireservaonline tour operators who we had to buy tickets from. Spent a lot more than face value of ticket and ended up having our time changed to one that was inconvenient with no allowances for the extra costs of about 10 phone calls and... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The Alhambra is an incredibly special place, especially if you have any even passing interest in Moorish and Islamic architecture. The rooms and gardens are worth spending as much time as you can in - particularly the Palacio de los Nazarines and Generalife. We took the night tour with a guide this time and found it a very enjoyable though... More

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Chicago, Ill
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We visited the Alhambra in a beautiful day of October last year. As suggested, we reserved our tickets a few months before our trip since they only allowed limited number of visitors daily. Be sure to arrive there a little earlier, get the audio guide tour to learn a whole lot more of this beautiful castle and garden. Also, the... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

As an architect I was looking forward to my visit with great anticipation. I tried to prebook earlier in my tour via the official website but found that it either crashed or indicates everything was sold out. As a last resort I did find out that the box office opened at 8am to sell tickets on the day for 14... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

During semana santa it's really hard to get the tickets. You have to buy them really early online or if you go on same day then you have to go like at 6 am to wait when the ticket office opens. We didn't get the tickets so we only visited the free parts of the area but those are nice... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Be aware that the tickets to see inside the palace sell out. Book them in advance. We didn't so we had to make do with the gardens and grounds. It was disappointing. We did not expect that. It was a lovely place. I'm still glad I went in it it would have been amazing if I had seen the inside... More

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wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Lots of walking don't go on a red hot day!!! If you have never been before and are not sure if you want to go please visit it is well worth it, but be prepared for a lot of walking so just take it easy and you will see everything the views from the top are worth the climb.

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