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The Alhambra

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Neighborhood: Realejo - San Matias
As featured in 3 Days in Granada and 1 other guide
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Address: Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain
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958 027 971
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Didn't prebook- had my husband waited (freezing) 2 hrs at 6:30am and outside areas were only available. GArdens were nice but would have preferred to see all of it considering... read more

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Little Silver, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Didn't prebook- had my husband waited (freezing) 2 hrs at 6:30am and outside areas were only available. GArdens were nice but would have preferred to see all of it considering it's why we went to Granada!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must-see place in the heart of Andalucia. You can't miss it. This should be the core of your trip in Granada.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must on your visit. Great history and beautiful for picture taking. Walking around is not arduous.

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Worcester Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit, but because entrance to the palaces are on a timed ticket, if you don't want to be hanging around go for an early slot, then you can see the rest of the Alhambra after. Quite a few steps in places, so not totally for the disabled.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Alhambra is a must for every person who goes to Granada. Prepare to walk and get surprised with one of the best buildings ever built

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Natal, RN
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked ticket in advance about 4 months before trip but then had to change the intiniary, were not allowed to get a refund or change ticket so we queued to get another ticket on the day we visited. Did not realised that both the ticket we bought in advance as well as the tickets we purchased on the day gave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do the tour WITH a guide. We used online Get Your Guide....Great organisation...I loved the ear pieces and Ana our guide was able to communicate for the entire 3 hours of the tour...no waiting for everyone to crowd around....really impressed. Not sure if every tour has Ana but my advice....ask for her!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For me Alhambra was a little disappointment; yes, it has a beautiful architecture, very long history and it has been restored very well. Unfortunately the museum was closed on Monday so all we could see was buildings. Still I highly recommend this area, we went to Granada only to see Alhambra, but it did not meet my personal expectations. Tip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Must visit with guide. It is a long visit but worth price and time! Make sure you book in advance, it gets full!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Alhambra today ( 21/01/2017). It was a cold day, and we experienced something equally cold at Alhambra as well. First, the design of the car park was not very brilliant. So, it is not a overall exciting experience to find the entrance of the carpark, and also to park your car. Second, there are some Gypsy women around... More 

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