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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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Made an excursion to The Alhambra while on holiday in Andalucia. As a student of Spanish language I'd read about The Alhambra a lot and so was looking forward to seeing it. When... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Made an excursion to The Alhambra while on holiday in Andalucia. As a student of Spanish language I'd read about The Alhambra a lot and so was looking forward to seeing it. When you pull up, you can't see much of the site and you start to think there's not going to be much to see...until you get inside. We... More 

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hartlepool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the attraction is both stunning and amazing, however, the staff at the main entrance are in short supply and frankly unhelpful. if visiting, plan both tickets and route well in advance

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Metuchen, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The history here is amazing. A must-see visit, especially at night. Tour guides are so knowledgeable. There are steep inclines to negotiate, but we'll worth the effort. Ample parking spaces, a gift shop and we'll maintained toilets all ad to the overall great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Simply to be seen ! You can read about it all over internet; But in addition I was impressed it was not crowded on a day they did not allow more visitors; i.e. they carefully limit the number of visitors; Recommend you to pre-book; pick up can easily be done using your reservation number from Ticketmaster or the credit card... More 

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melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I recently visited the Alhambra, Granada. We decided to pay a little more and go with a tour guide. Well worth the extra money, we learnt some much about the history of this fascinating place. A visit to Granada is to complete without this visit. Word of warning we nearly missed out as we had not booked... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Incredible buildings, a must-see if you are visiting Granada. I spend 4 hours in there, but could easily have spend longer, since it is huge. Note that to visit the Nasrid Palaces you have to book a certain time to visit it.. I heard that there is a light show in the evening, I personally went in the daytime so... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The palace was amazing, breathtakingly beautiful. We had a guide who gave us the history and pointed out interesting features. Once you have your timed ticket you have 30 minutes to get to the palace entrance. The ticket gets you into 3 parts the Nazrid palace , the General Life and the Azcabar. There is a time limit for the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I tried to book tickets for Nazaries Palace one month in advance but there was no availability. Nevertheless it was mentioned on their website that 30% of the tickets are sold every day at the entrance, which is a lie. After driving a long way, booking a room for the night and queuing early in the morning I found out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing history, beautiful gardens and architecture. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance and get the passes for the palaces. If you buy your tickets online, do not get in the long line to the right. There are kiosks and if you show the attendant your advanced purchase, he will bring you to the front of the line. You... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This example of Moorish architecture in the middle of Spain has always fascinated me and it did not disappoint. Do purchase tickets in advance as there is a limit to how many visitors can visit any given day. Often by noon they are sold out. The gardens and palace are designed to be one with the environment and produces a... More 

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