We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Alhambra

Travelers' Choice award winner
Neighborhood: Realejo - San Matias
As featured in 3 Days in Granada and 1 other guide
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 958 027 971
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

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..

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$62*
and up
Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
More Info
$52*
and up
Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada
More Info
$65*
and up
Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 20,778 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6563
    Excellent
  • 1304
    Very good
  • 354
    Average
  • 86
    Poor
  • 88
    Terrible
Must not miss in Grenada

A historical gem, the Alhambra, specifically the Palacio Nazares is just stunning and a must see in Andalusia. Buy your tickets at least a month in advance and ensure you print... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
Nash C
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

20,778 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 8,395: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

A historical gem, the Alhambra, specifically the Palacio Nazares is just stunning and a must see in Andalusia. Buy your tickets at least a month in advance and ensure you print them in the city centre for an easy experience once you get to the fortress. Due to the heat during the day I would advise to plan your visit... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nash C
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Andalucia - the geometry and architecture of the old Moorish Palace is perfectly preserved and creates a really peaceful setting. Gets really hot in summer so best to get tickets for early morning if at all possible!

Helpful?
Thank Ronan C
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Came here in 2013 for a college trip for a week and visited La Alhambra. Beautiful place to visit with amazing views over Granada. So much beauty here. Definitely worth it if you want some culture to your trip.

Helpful?
Thank Molly136
Ludvika, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic architecture! Splendid view over the city. Good ticket purchase page on line. Easy access by bus. Fresh water available in various fountains in the gardens; very nice on a hot day.

Helpful?
Thank Ola P
Belfair, Washington
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I made the mistake of forgetting to purchase the Alhambra tickets in advance. Thankfully, they do reserve spaces for walk up visitors. It was recommended to us to be in line by 7 am. We followed the advice and arrived at 6:45, to see about 20 people already in line. Tickets sales opened at 8:00 am. Even in the middle... More 

Helpful?
Thank jmpetersen
Burlington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very old and well preserved historical attraction. Easy to get to, a lot of street signs in Granada pointing to it. Plenty of (paid) parking. You can buy tickets online in advance since access to one of the palaces there is limited and you need to plan your entrance time to that specific palace when buying the tickets. But if... More 

Helpful?
Thank ikalatch
Belfast
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been on bucket list for some time. Wasn't dissapointed. Guide was extremely knowledgeable. Views from the alhambra were fantastic across this lovely city and of course the backdrop of the Sierra nevada snow capped peaks was in itself worth the trip.

Helpful?
1 Thank Harry M
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything about the visit was beautiful and breath-taking. There are a lot of steps and there is a lot of walking and all of it was well worth it.

Helpful?
Thank MLG5
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I suggest you go in the morning or past 6pm. I had to stop to take a nap. It was so hot and there was no shade! Amazing place. I visited it alone and I loved it!

Helpful?
1 Thank Tanya M
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the biggest site in Granada, if you're going to Granada, you're probably planning on seeing the Alhambra. Palacio Nazaries is well worth the visit. You MUST reserve an entrance time in advance otherwise you won't see the best part of the Alhambra. Same day tickets are rarely available. The audio-guide was interesting and the palace itself was beautiful. The... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank christinagabrys

Travelers who viewed The Alhambra also viewed

Granada, Province of Granada
Granada, Province of Granada
 
Granada, Province of Granada
Granada, Province of Granada
 

Been to The Alhambra? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Alhambra and other visitors
191 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (191)

Questions? Get answers from The Alhambra staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?