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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
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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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada

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We had a guided tour of the gardens and palace. It was outstanding. The architecture is amazing and the gardens terrific. Best to get a guide to get the history of the place which... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a guided tour of the gardens and palace. It was outstanding. The architecture is amazing and the gardens terrific. Best to get a guide to get the history of the place which helps you appreciate the artwork and designs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very beautiful and an absolute must see. But the cues are a nightmare. We got in the line for tickets before 8:00 AM and +-3 hours later we got some of the last tickets (luckily we could still see everything by combining afternoon and night visits), but I'm pretty sure the people not far behind us have wasted half a... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best thing is to plan your trip with guided tour ( we selected get your guide tour) and was perfect. The guide was WLL knowledgable and explained the points about all issues related to the palace.

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Visited Alhambra in AUGUST... Yup! the hottest time of year - it was about 43°c that whole week. When I planned the trip, it NEVER crossed my mind that the tickets had to be purchased some 3 months in advance. A week before I was due to travel, I decided to look up on tripadvisor for the "pass the line"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An absolute must see if you are in Granada. Apparently 2.4 million visits in 2014! But I can't stress enough - book well in advance! Entrance is strictly time and number limited each day. We booked over a week in advance of travelling and were fortunate to get tickets. Also recommend visiting twice, first day to see the free bits,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first item you need to see in Granada is the Alhambra, a fort situated in the middle of the town at its highest point. Entrance fees are Euro 29 with seperate fees if you want to see the Palaces inside the Fortress. You need to be early in the queue as the tickets for the Palaces are restricted and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You must check the Alhambra when you visit Granada. In the summer is super busy so we got our tickets a month in advance through ticketmaster Spain. The palaces and gardens are super lovely, if you cannot secure a ticket I think the sell some same day tickets but you have to be there early to get them. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Any visit to Granada is not complete without a visit to the Alhambra . We used a tour company and given the huge crowds, it was worth every cent. Go in the morning before the heat of the afternoon and relax with lunch afterwards.

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A lifelong dream came true this summer as I finally got to visit the Alhambra . I had booked tickets through ticketmaster.es many many weeks in advance, and tried many times to pick them up through the CAIXA bank systems - however I couldnt use my card as it wasn't authorised apparently. Booked a slot for the Nasrid palace at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have always wanted to be there and it became real. This huge palace give me strong feeling about their pleasure , science known and different architectural designs. This big compound very big gardens. This palace located top of city so you can get a chance for city sight with wide angle. All details are amazing and worthily for The... More 

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