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The Alhambra

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Address: Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Description: 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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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
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Private Tour: Alhambra at Night Including the Nasrid Palaces and...
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2-Day Spain Tour: Costa Del Sol to Madrid via Granada and Toledo

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This is a special place - make sure you visit if you are in Granada. The only down side for me was the number of people cramming into the small rooms leaving no time to stand and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is a special place - make sure you visit if you are in Granada. The only down side for me was the number of people cramming into the small rooms leaving no time to stand and take in the architecture properly. Also make sure you visit the Summer Palace too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

the Alhambra dominates Granada and has to be seen, book tickets in advance if you can to choose your Nasrid palace visit time and queue about 10 minutes beforehand. Great gardens and spectacular views.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Make sure you get a reservation online before you go (you will still have to wait in line though!). Don't be convinced to ride a bus there -- we enjoyed the (uphill) hike through a well-manicured park-like setting. The gardens of Generalife were our favorite part.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Booked the night visit to the illuminated Palacios Nazaríes followed by a day visit to Alcazaba, Jardines and Palacio del Generalife the following morning. We stayed at the Hotel América within the fortress walls, which was brilliant; a 5 minute walk to the Palacios Nazaríes entrance.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic visit to the Alhambra. Book tickets in advance. Arrive early. Get the audio guide. Wear comfy shoes - you walk about 8 Kms following the guide plus the walk from your hotel (there are bus and taxi options).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The highlight of our trip to Granada. Magnificent views, lovely grounds, impressive architecture. Tip: make sure you book your tickets in advance, and that you have the credit card and its PIN # with which you booked to pick up your tickets. Tip #2: If you don't have the PIN # for the credit card under which you reserved the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We couldn't get tickets to the palace, but we are on our way to Morocco, so we'll see a lot of that architecture. Still, don't miss the grounds - for the general ticket (which you can skip the line and buy it at the kiosks behind the bookstore just past the ticket que in front) you can see the whole... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

it was my first time , i heard about it ,, but nothing can explain the feeling. i been all over the world , this place have special feeling with tears. amazing palace from the dreams , i would advice you to book your ticket early online ( i did ) better saving time , they have long line waiting... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This s was so amazing to see and learn about the history... I advise to take a private tour guide and get your tickets in advance as they only sell 8,000 a day getting them in the day of your busy is not a good idea. You must see this amazing castle an learn the history of it all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

culture..or what remains. There is only 25% left of the original Alhambra..what a shame. Buy your ticket in advanced if you not on a tour.

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