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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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Viator Exclusive: Priority Access to Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada

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Absolutely gorgeous

We visited the Alhambra the first week of December. The weather was cool - and perfect. There were still flowers in the gardens and the leaves were changing to red and yellow... read more

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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is actually one of the most beautiful places in Spain. However the service is regrettable starting with the price 14 euros per person plus 10 parking. None tells you when you buy the tickets that visiting the palace is by appointment so I had to wait for 2,5 hours. Most of the places were not available to visit due... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Alhambra the first week of December. The weather was cool - and perfect. There were still flowers in the gardens and the leaves were changing to red and yellow - so gorgeous. We spent the entire afternoon here, about 4-5 hours, slowly exploring, walking, stopping to sit, and just marveling at the beauty, architecture and history. I... More 

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Thank Ila K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had booked online, so picking up our tickets from the ticket office was quick and easy. Tip: book in advance! Also be prepared for plenty of walking. 
The panoramic views from the Alhambra are spectacular - it will take your breath away. We were surrounded by the gardens and the fountains, which are beautifully perfect and well maintained. The... More 

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Thank hijaabella
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The main reason to stop in Granada was to visit the Alhambra and the Cathedral. The Alhambra as a tourist destination is an excellent choice. The tours are well planned and executed. The have the right personal with the right information ready to help. They should place some portable toilets along the visitation route(almost 4 miles of interior corredors,gardens trails... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wi-Fi was down so we could not download audio tour to our phones. We would have got so much more out of it had we paid for a tour guide.

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Thank Robin W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had wanted to see Alhambra and General Life Gardens since I was a child, so you can imagine my excitement when I finally did this Thanksgiving. It was magnificent beyond words. The architecture was impressive, with incredible ornamental details designed to express their piety - details designed through their immense knowledge in mathematics. The gardens were especially magnificent...and immense.... More 

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Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are into architecture and Islamic art this visit is a must! You need to book ahead in order to enter but it is easy to do online or at a special office downtown Granada, if you have a credit card. Must be credit not debit. We spent over 6 hours taking our sweet time around the beautiful gardens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I dont have much to say. Been there in May 2016,weather was hot,but i like the architectures and gardens. Not much time to spend if you go there with group tour guide. If wanna go there without tour group,should be there early in the morning so that you have some time to wander around. This place is NOT Wheelchairs and... More 

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Zlin, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

+ fantastic piece of history and architecture + free parking - well overprised - can be quite hot - very crowded

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Last week I accomplished my dream of visiting "La Alhambra" and it was even more amazing than what I expected. I think the pictures speak for themselves so I will go through the practical bits of the visit: I did't pay for the guided visit, which I think is a good option but Im not a big fan of tours... More 

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