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“A Giant Place of Mystery and Grace” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Alhambra

The Alhambra
Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)
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Ranked #1 of 104 attractions in Granada
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Castles
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles.
Garland, Texas
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“A Giant Place of Mystery and Grace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was one of the highlights of our trip but take really good walking shoes!. It is HUGE. Did I say it was HUGE? The palaces are like nothing I have ever seen. The gardens are beautiful with the reflecting pools and fountains. If you see nothing else make sure that you do go here!

Visited March 2013
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“New Temporary Exhibit at the Alhambra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The life and influence of restoration specialist Leopoldo Torres Balbás are featured in the outstanding exhibit that opened last week in the Palace of Charles V in the Alhambra. Beautifully and creatively displayed are original drawings and designs by this famous architect, also videos depicting his life and times. This man's contribution to the restorations at the Alhambra and other places in Spain are so important; this exhibit should not be missed. Open from March 7-early June 2013.

Visited March 2013
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“If you are touring in Spain do not miss the Alhambra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We did a morning visit, so many interesting things to see, and as the weather was hot and sunny there are fantastic views over Granada from the top of the hill where the Alhambra is located. I would recommend a visit during the morning if the weather is hot, and not to be missed is a night visit. At night the carvings, rooms and courtyards take on a completely different look to during the day, one is not better than the other but I suggest try to do day and night visits if possible.

Visited September 2012
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“Wonderful Spanish history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Loved every min,had a ball and learnt loads.The place is quite a walk and do wear flat shoes as the paths are cobbled ect.Feet hurt but i have very happy memories and wonderful pictures of the wonderful views ect.Very evocative

Visited May 2012
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“Smells history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I couldn`t realized that how many hours i spent inside, it was totally amazing, inspiring, makes you think that you can live there forever. Gardens should not be missed!

Visited December 2012
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