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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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Breathtaking

One of, if not The, best places we have had the fortune to visit. It's like the Taj Mahal and all the great palaces and forts rolled into one. This truly is one of the things in... read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of, if not The, best places we have had the fortune to visit. It's like the Taj Mahal and all the great palaces and forts rolled into one. This truly is one of the things in life that must be on your to-do list. We bought tickets through out host at the Apartmentos Tursticos Alhambra and caught one of... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They have taken the art of everything we used to do in the UK in terms of poor customer service and perfected the art. I wish I had captured the name of the woman behind the ticket off but she took the biscuit for being so rude. Well done Alhambra - worst visit ever in Spain. You might be lovely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family of 8 and dog visited. Dog was allowed in a restricted area of the grounds which while not ideal, allowed us to take in turn visits to each section. Our 9 year old was less than impressed overall, however enjoyment was commensurate with age: my mother in law was enraptured. While no doubt staggering in part, I found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in Granada you must vistit the Alhambra, old arabian fortress, with their nice gardens, with foutains and water lilys, a splendid Arab Palast with an arabian architecture, a splendour, so nice painted tiles, a wonderful atmosphere.

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Thank Manuela L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived at 10, without purchasing tickets online and found no problem with buying them at the ticket office, despite little Spanish! We were given a 12 noon time slot to see the Nasrid palaces, which was fine, leaving us time to look at Charles V palace, various gift shops (my teen daughter)! And wander through the fortifications. However the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A pre-booked ticket is a MUST if you want to get inside Al-Hambra. Otherwise you have to queue early or may not get a ticket in. Stunning place to visit.Half a day is minimum for palace and general life garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Children aged 5-12. It's hot but a real adventure for 7+ just amazing but you need to book in advance. If you buy through ticket master ignore their collection instructions and follow signs to main Alhambra carp park. Head for reserved ticket office on the Alhambra site and they will issue your tickets if you have reference and are on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place. Please don't go on your own, book a tour guide as there's so much to know about Alhambra.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Granada was the last leg of our Spanish tour and by the time we did Alhambra the novelty of Moorish architecture had worn off a little . I was a little underwhelmed by the Nasrid Palace , although the adjoining fort , perched high on a hillock , was interesting . The view from the ramparts , with the township... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place itself is beatiful. Lonely planet suggests to spend there 3 hours, we spent 4, without any big breaks but also without looking at everything in detail. Alhambra has something to offer for everyone: old fortress for those who like castles, palaces for those who like art and gardens for those who like nature. I agree with others that... More 

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