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The Alhambra

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Neighborhood: Realejo - San Matias
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Address: Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 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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Guided Night Alhambra Tour with Nazrid Palaces
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Alhambra Guided Tour with Skip the Line Entrance in Granada
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Wonderfully scenic views and stunning architecture.

We started our tour early as we had tickets for the Royal palaces at 13.30. The time slot of 30 minutes does not allow you time to soak it all in and you find yourself only half... read more

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Gosport
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We started our tour early as we had tickets for the Royal palaces at 13.30. The time slot of 30 minutes does not allow you time to soak it all in and you find yourself only half way around after 20 minutes. The gardens and walkways are kept in immaculate order, there was a legion of gardeners working preparing beds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pictures do not do this place justice. The most beautiful architecture I have ever seen! Definitely take a guided tour - this place is so rich in history, you don't want to miss out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to Granada would be pointless if you haven't visited this amazing place. Be prepared to be mesmerised by the intricate and beautiful work created to make this paradise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a can't miss in Spain. We spent hours taking in the architecture, the views and the gardens. We did not plan ahead and purchase tickets but my wonderful husband woke up very early to be in line by 715am. Even then he was the 100th person in the credit card queue! He was able to get us 2pm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is possible to read up and do the visit alone but we had a good guide and that made all the difference. You can get the answer to questions like 'how did they cope with earthquakes and the why as well as the how. Mind Blowing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you visit Granada and do not visit The Alhambra! you are crazy!! A beautiful place. The mix of Spanish and Arabic cultures combined in the courtyards and places. You will need at least 5-6 hours to see it and be prepared to walk! Respect the times you have on the tickets. This is well organised and ensures crowds are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Without question the tourism highlight of Granada, but be sure to book tickets ahead of time. You can see some of the complex for free, but there is no question that the parts that require a ticket are worth the price of admission. When purchasing you ticket you have to select specific visiting hours, which can be a little confusing,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been wanted to visit The Alhambra for many years, unfortunately is going under maintenance work and some areas are covered with boards and screens however you can admire the beauty pf the Palace, I have an excuse and comeback and visit it again! Book your visit early in the day, it gets very busy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Alhambra was an absolute highlight of our trip. Simply a spectacular place full of beauty. We spent almost an entire day there between our morning and night visits. Definitely opt for the night tour of the Nasrid. While a bit shorter than the daytime tour, it's magical at night and there's fewer people, especially if you hang back towards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see attraction for anyone visiting the south of Spain. In fact it's worth planning a trip to the area with this as the centerpiece. The palace with its intricate Muslim artworks, inscriptions and architecture are beautiful. The mixture of Andalusian and Islamic culture with the latter exemplifying detailed, beautiful sculptures and artwork are a delight to... More 

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