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The Alhambra

Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain
958 027 971
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The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles..
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain
Realejo - San Matias
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958 027 971
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Reviewed today

If you enjoy appreciating the skills and craftsmanship from many centuries past The Alhambra is a must see venue. The complex is large so allow several hours for your visit & there is a reasonable amount of walking. The views over Granada and the Sierra...More

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Reviewed yesterday

There are times in your life when you have a guided tour that brings everything to life, and this was so yesterday 22nd April 2018 when we were introduced to Carmen Estefan a both delightful and amazingly knowledgeable young lady.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a huge complex and we lost one of our group. That said, it's jaw-dropping gorgeous. Be sure to book tickets in advance and be warned that the timed entry to the palace is strictly enforced. It takes a couple of hours to take...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The Alhambra is well worth visiting. We booked a tour which had ~20 people in the group. We had an afternoon tour which lasted ~3 hours and were given headsets so we could clearly hear the tour guide. The tour guide was very informative, had...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I would advise you to take a guided tour from a reputable operator for this tour ( I used MiReservaOnline). There are so many people (even this early in the season) that you will risk missing out on a ticket if you don't book well...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place to visit. Well worth the hassle of getting the tickets. And boy, was it hassle. Beautiful gardens and palaces. Try to work yourself in between the numerous groups to enjoy it at your own pace.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Probably the thing to see when in Grenada, just beautiful. Take care to purchase tickets before going.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked around for about three hours and still feel like we could have seen more. Was tired of walking and no longer appropriately appreciating the artistic detail.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took a guided tour with an early morning start and thoroughly enjoyed it. We managed to miss the crowds and couldn't recommend it more. beautiful place and brilliant guide.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked our trip to Granada, then tried to book tickets for the Alhambra. The only time available in the month of April was 08:30 on the day following our arrival - how lucky was that! The time on your ticket is the entrance time...More

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Anne K
April 9, 2018|
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Response from anypomp | Reviewed this property |
when you have a ticket you don't have to wait in the rows. You can pass and walk to the gate, There they scan your ticket and you can enter. Be on the time of your ticket (half an hour earlier) at the left side of the palace... More
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betsy3495
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Eliana708 | Reviewed this property |
Hello I bought the ticket on line via official page of Alhambra and Generalife There were no problem in entrance, just print your ticket (with bar code) and with that printed paper you enter in Alhambra and Generalife (the... More
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March 23, 2018|
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Response from Annabellatravels | Reviewed this property |
We hired a car from Malaga for our stay as we were touring. We stayed in the centre of Granada in order to visit the Alhambra. Parking is a nightmare. We parked in an underground public car park that our hotel had special... More
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