The Alhambra

The Alhambra, Granada

The Alhambra
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Castles
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
About
The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles..
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Admission tickets
from $37.64
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The area
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Neighborhood: Realejo - San Matias
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1,798 within 3 miles
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195 within 3 miles
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK4,955 contributions
A great collection of buildings making up a wonderful palace
Sep 2021
Nothing to add that hasn't been said already. Gardens beautiful but not exceptional. Castle very good, especially the views over the city. The museum quite well done and interesting. The Nasrid Palace wonderful. But of course you can’t view these individually, except just a gardens ticket, and there are checks at each point to ensure you have the correct tickets. All together within one palace grounds it is an excellent way to spend a morning or afternoon.
Written October 12, 2021
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Oscar F
London, UK3 contributions
Papers, Please.
Oct 2021 • Couples
The Alhambra in October is an enchanting sequence of passport checks, occasionally interrupted by views of a palace and gardens.
Written October 7, 2021
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Mond Adolfo
4 contributions
Must-see in Granada
Sep 2021
I looked at pictures online before the trip, but picture cannot compare to the striking beauty of this historic monument. Must see if you go to Granada
Written October 6, 2021
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Tammy P
Edmonton, Canada13 contributions
Amazing .. better with a guide
Amazing !! We opted for a guide her name is Maria she was both knowledgeable and her English was very good. The Alhambra is a complicated structure that is best explained by a guide. There’s a rich history and some unusual mixtures of Arab and Spanish cultures and religion.
Written October 6, 2021
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C M
United Kingdom12 contributions
The Alhambra - SO OVERRATED !!!!! It was like a zoo.
Sep 2021
The Alhambra - is SO OVERRATED. Our tour (SixThrills via VIATOR) got cancelled without us being notified, so we did this ourselves with audioguide. The audioguide was fine - but they make it so difficult for people who do the tours themselves like we did. Things are not well sign-posted - and just to buy tickets, they make you walk like a mile. There were passport-checks everywhere - slightly overboard and meaningless - we were checked passport about 7 times during the queing. Despite Covid, there was not a proper social distancing due to too many people being there - They are simply making money from tours and make things difficult for those of us who had no choice but to do the tour ourselves. It was like a zoo - too many people everywhere and can't really see anything. REAL ALCAZAR is so much better in my view - so much better run!!!
Written October 6, 2021
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Karen A
Mojacar Playa, Spain9 contributions
Even more beautiful than I'd imagined
Oct 2021
Stunning, amazing views and so much history. A visit to Granada isn't complete with a trip to the Alhambra. Wear comfortable shoes as you'll do a lot of walking!
Written October 4, 2021
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James R
Liverpool75 contributions
easier to get dinner with the queen and prince philip now
Sep 2021
Over the top security, had to show our identity at least 5 times, staff very rude and unhelpful, no interest shown to help and very disappointed.
Written October 3, 2021
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Karen K
Signal Mountain3 contributions
The Three Hours Flew By
Sep 2021
Our guide (Edu) brought the history of the Alhambra alive. His enthusiasm was contagious and his stories and observations kept our undivided attention throughout the whole three hours. His own personal interest in native horticulture made the visits to the gardens even more exciting.

And kudos go to Maria Jose who helped organize our group and even took the extra step to walk us to the taxi stands.

I would recommend this tour to anyone who really wants to dig deep into the Alhambra's past.
Written September 30, 2021
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mingowingo
England, UK118 contributions
Must visit in Granda
Sep 2021
If you bought your tickets online do not forget to bring your passport/ID. What a beautiful place, both the garden and the architecture. The palace is breath taking. Well worth a visit when you are in Granada.
Written September 29, 2021
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Susan K
9 contributions
Beautiful experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was a breathtaking experience that is a must visit. I went with a tour guide which I highly recommend. The guide pointed out many details which we would have missed. Being with a tour we also got to skip many of the queues. It was a lot larger then I expected which is another reason to go with a guide. The gardens were incredible with so many features. The Palace itself was breath taking. Highly recommend doing it when you're there.
Written September 25, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Alhambra

The Alhambra is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

The Alhambra admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $37.47, while a popular guided tour starts around $9.39 per person. See all 180 The Alhambra tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

The Alhambra tickets are known to sell out fast, and same-day tickets may not be available. We recommend booking e-tickets tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 180 The Alhambra tickets and tours on Tripadvisor