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Museum of Alhambra

Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
00 34 958.027.929/31
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Ranked #16 of 100 attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The Museum of the Alhambra is located on the south side of the ground floor of the Palace of Charles V (Palacio de Carlos V).  Hours:  Winter... more »
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edinburgh
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

really liked this museum for an overview of Spanish art. woul dhave liked to see more informations on the artists, perhaps some books for sale featuring the work and why it is important in this context, even a takeaway leaflet explaining things a bit better, and would have loved to buy some postcards. Particularly liked Ortiz, Reya (?) and the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

located in Charles V palace in Alhambra. it had separate ticket, not covered in Alhambra ticket cost. The museum was "ok", nothing too exciting there.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Alhambra Museum explains many of the things one sees at the Nazari Palace, especially the lions at the Lion Fountain. There is also a very beautiful Vase of the Gazelles, with a golden sheen. From my research it may have been made in Malaga during the 14th or 15th century. There are only 8 of these vases in the... More

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La Chapelle Montbrandeix
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were there in the off season sit was not too crowded and the queues were short. In high season I would suggest you book your tickets in advance and beware rthe high season parking charges. Having said all that, take your time to absorb the atmosphere and there is so much to observe and marvel at. Some views are... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

There is an amazing array of history and the buildings demonstrate the talents and skills of builders that seems to have died with them!!

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The museum is right outside the entry gate to the Alhambra. It had many pretty artifacts but I found most of them overpriced.I most bought some magnets.

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

A huge place, you need at least 6hours to see all the attractions and museum in Alhambra. It will be better if you buy the night ticket to Nasrid Palace and come again the next day to enjoy the other areas, so you wont exhaust it. The ornaments in Nasrid Palace is faboulous, great arts. and also huge garden. You... More

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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The museum takes up one corner of the Palace of Charles V and contains the best collection of Spanish-Moorish Art in general and of Nasrid Art in particular that you will find in one showing. The artifacts represent items used within Alhambra from slightly before 1500. Alhambra is such a fantastic experience, every visitor should take the time to see... More

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This was included in the one-price ticket and definitely worth a visit as they have a lot of the original pieces you see throughout the rest of the complex.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

As I noted in an earlier review, there are some very good collections that help explain the context of the Alhambra. Upstairs are painting collections--less important than the downstairs exhibits

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