Nasrid Palaces

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ekholland27
Amersfoort, The Netherlands484 contributions
A must see, best part of the Alhambra
May 2021
The Nasrid Palaces are still the best impression of the Alhambra. You have to book a timeslot but end of may it was not busy so our slot and the limited amount of people made it a nice trip. Not people everywhere when you want to take photo's, super. It is a beautiful place where you see the muslim heritage of the place very well. A must see, especially now.
Written June 1, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,182 contributions
Star Attraction of the Alhambra
Feb 2020
The Nasrid palaces are the star attraction at the Alhambra complex. These are a series of connected palaces, courtyards, pools and gardens that were built by the Moors in the 13th and 14th centuries. There is so much to see when you visit the site that it can be overwhelming. You can spend hours here. We spent most of the day and left with sensory overload.

Entry to the Nasrid palaces is via timed slots, which you select when you book your ticket. Do not miss your time slot. I can’t emphasise that enough. We met a couple during the day who had been late for their slot and missed out altogether. None of the other areas (Generalife, Alcazabar etc) have timed entry so I’d recommend doing the Nasrid Palaces first. This allows you to take as much time as you like inside the palaces and then you can wander around everything else afterwards with no time constraints.

Inside is a labyrinth but you have to follow the one-way path through the complex, so this helps. The path takes you through the following route:

i) Enter through the Mexuar. This is the oldest but plainest section where the Sultan received members of the public, administered state affairs and handed out justice.
ii) Next you come to the Comares Palace, where the throne room was located. Visiting dignitaries were received here. The highlights are the Ambassadors’ Hall with its stunning celestial ceiling and the Courtyard of the Myrtles, a bright, open and serenely beautiful space with a long reflection pool running down the middle.

iii) Next is the Palace of the Lions, the private living area of the royal family. Highlights include the stunning central colonnaded courtyard and lion fountain and the stalactite domes of the Hall of the Abencerrajes and the Hall of Two Sisters
iv) From here you exit past the Baths and into the Partal Gardens

Throughout the palace, geometrically patterned, multi-coloured tiles (azulejos) capture the eye and the walls are covered in ivory coloured stucco plaster, carved with line after line of poetic Arabic inscriptions, quotes from the Koran, and praises to God. It really is as beautiful as it sounds and is unmissable.
Written January 12, 2021
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy4,247 contributions
The most beautiful building I've seen?
Aug 2020
I am, modestly, an experienced traveller, but I'm thinking that the "Palacios Nazaríes" (Nasrid Palaces) may be the most beautiful building I've ever seen. There is room after fountain after courtyard after garden of the most stunning and detailed Moorish architecture.

Book your tickets before on-line and respect your entrance time as only a limited number of people are allowed inside at once, something which has become even more important in COVID times. Also bring I.D., they photograph it, I assume in case of track & trace necessity.
Written September 5, 2020
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,378 contributions
On the second attempt
Sep 2019
In 2017 we already visited Alhambra but weren't able to get a ticket for the Nasrid Palaces. Now, two years later on, we tried again, and it was nearly the second failure. When long months ago the planned holiday in Granada I wanted to buy the ticket to this desired place, the only availability was Nasrid Palaces Private Guided Tour with Tickets
Operator: Granada Tours a Pie. 110 euro per person. You can imagine my feelings. Since I'm writing this review, obviously I paid the 220 euros. We had a guide only for the two of us, and this ticket included the Alcazaba and the Generalife as well. Our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable, and told us interesting stories as well. It was a delightful 3 hours, but still, I would prefer something less fancy but for 20% of this money. The Nasrid Palaces were as extraordinary as I expected. Every minute more and more miracles were greeting us. The hall of the two sisters with its stunning ceiling, the Tower of the ladies with its reflecting pool, the Hall of the Kings (Sala de los Reyes) with its painted ceiling, there are so many uniquely beautiful places, and then I didn't even mention the Court of the Lions. Also when a water channel ran with small splashing water rays, in the middle of the yard and two colored flower beds on both sides. The Nasrid Palaces are offering so many pleasures to the eye, that at the end you feel, that you can't consume anymore.
Written August 22, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia26,387 contributions
Very impressive palace
May 2019
The Nasrid Palaces are an amazing complex of buildings. The rooms, the court yards, the gardens, the reception halls, are all a must see. It's a good idea to have advance tickets and stick to the times allocated, so keep an eye on the time! We were absolutely amazed at the sheer beauty of all we saw. And the architecture is gobsmacking, inside as well as outside! Not to be missed.
Written April 28, 2020
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Jessica K
46 contributions
Wonderful
Feb 2020
Although the gardens were not in bloom, still beautiful to see. Book in advance tickets with the Alhambra
Written March 15, 2020
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Stu_L0nd0n
London, UK55 contributions
Amazing Visit
Mar 2020 • Couples
So glad we booked tickets well in advance of our trip .... and so glad we double checked at the entrance about when/where our tickets were valid to enter the Nasrid Palace part of the Alhambra as the initial explanation was a little misleading and would have meant we missed our slot. However, the palace was a truly magical place, full of such beautiful detail that was breathtaking. Unmissable!
Written March 15, 2020
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Kelleygirl2
Sarasota, FL6,484 contributions
Perfect use of water in all its sensations
Oct 2019
The Nasrid rulers utilized the peacefulness of sight, sound, and the cooling qualities of water integral in the design of the Alhambra. Rills of water, funneled from gravity, flow through aqueducts into the Patio de la Acequia and medieval fountains, serving many uses at the Alhambra below. The Alhambra’s impressive Court of the Myrtles and the Partal Palace were two such important features benefitting from this water. The reflecting pool in the Partal Palace with the spectacular mirrored image of the Tower of Comares, created a look of a floating palace which served to impress political visitors. A passage in the Koran that reads “…gardens, underneath which running waters flow…” gives more meaning to the importance of water for Muslims. The fountain complex in the Palace of the Lions, Sultans Harem, or family home, was under repair.
Written March 8, 2020
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karinaWales
Wrexham, UK35 contributions
Impressive
Feb 2020
We had tickets for 4pm which we bought about 2 months in advance.Be sure to get to the entrance at least 15mins beforehand.We did the General Life first then strolled through the Alhambra.The palace was the highlight,absolutely beautiful,you are free to wander around for as long as you like.Not to be missed.
Written March 8, 2020
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James Z
Nottingham, UK3 contributions
No clear directions, no help, no politeness, disappointment
Mar 2020 • Couples
Make sure to arrive early at the palace entrance (not the whole complex), we arrived 2 minutes late after getting lost and arriving 1 hour in advance at the park entrance and they didn’t let us in, went to customer service and they told us there was nothing we could do and they apologised and told us that if we arrived 4 minutes early we would’ve got in.
He advised us that we should have skipped the queue (we arrived a bit later because we were politely waiting in the queue). Very disappointed, not going to wait for queues anymore and apparently being loud and skipping queues is the thing to do in the future.
Written March 3, 2020
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