Museum of Alhambra
Museum of Alhambra
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Steven A
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Staff will try to shepherd you out of museum before closing time approaches (the museum closes very early for some unknown reason).

One very rude member of staff stood there glaring at me for ten minutes as I was trying to enjoy the exhibits even though the speakers had just told me I had ten minutes left. Vile people.
Written September 28, 2020
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ömr
Murcia, Spain5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Solo
be careful when you choose the time because the time is not for the entry into the palace, it is for entrying to the nasrid palace. so confused with them and my ticket was for nothing. they didn't help me about that and i bought the ticket for nothing, i tried to explain that i am student and i am not from here, it is my last day in here. but they didn't care. i could go the another places.

a spanish personnel argued with me and he was very rude. he wouldn't know English so he was just smoking and saying something Spanish. but the other personnel was kind. but the rules about the nasrid palace is very strict.

i guarantee that you couldn't all places with your full ticket (that costs 14 euros) because they said to you you late i am sorry you have to go here before.

one star for personnels that didn't help , just said "pay again " to me and rude.
Written June 29, 2020
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CP888
Petersfield54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Visited mid Sept 22. Didn't prebook. Went straight up to buy tickets (but we were there early at opening time) with no queue. Under £30 for two of us to visit everything. Others in our group prebooked before the holiday and paid £80 per couple . I think they were rather miffed!
Written November 14, 2022
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Malcolm McD
Glasgow, UK438 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Museum of Alhambra is in the Palacio de Carlos V in the Alhambra complex. The building is impressive but I think much more and interesting use could have been made of this huge space. Worth a very quick visit.
Written January 6, 2020
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA563 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a free museum within the structure of the palace to Carlos V. It was quite empty which honestly was nice given how absolutely hectic that area is. You do have to show your passport to get in but we had to show it so many times during our visit to Alhambra that it just became a reflex every time we entered a structure. Does not take very long and the respite along with the information presented was duly appreciated. Enjoy.
Written November 9, 2023
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KathyZWarsaw_Poland
Warsaw, Poland388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The palace was gorgeous with intricate carving. There is lots of walking involved. Since we were there in December the gardens were not so good, but I am sure they are beautiful 10 months of the year.

Due to covid we had to arrive at a exact time which was enforced . This made the trip a bit stressful. Especially when they were checking passports, vaccination records and tickets 4 times throughout the visit.

Still it is a magnificent historical museum which should not be missed.
Written January 6, 2022
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,522 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
This is a museum located in the ground floor of the Palace of Charles V (Palacio de Carlos V), not the Calat Alhambra (Alhambra Palace) itself.

It is a museum of Antiques of the Alhambra and Spanish-Moorish Art.
Admission to this museum is free. There are many interesting and amazing collections.

Unfortunately, most of the descriptions of the collections/ exhibitions are in Spanish. The Alhambra attracts millions of people around the world. It is difficult to understand why there is no English version of descriptions in this Museum.
Written October 22, 2013
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Danish Harraz
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia255 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Couples
Very informative and interesting information on the architecture of the alhambra. Bought lots of things here because I appreciate them more once I understand the story behind the architecture.
Written December 16, 2011
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theonlyladyinred
Granada, Spain95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
It took me two visits to take in the full magnitude of this awsome monument and even now I could do an annual visit and still see things I had not noticed before , such is the size of the site. The place varies with the seasons so it is worth going at different times of the year. Beware of summer as it is really HOT!!!!!! there is a lot of walking so you will find it can be quite tiring even in cooler weather. Prebooking is advisiable and certainly necessary in summer when there are scores of coachloads visiting daily. You can queue to get into the car parks for several hours in high summer .
The things that strike you immediately are the magnificence of the architecture and the quality of the craftsmanship that went into the building of it. I loved the water features that are eveident at ever turn and that are an integral part of the whole site. When you think that they were in place long before and electrical power was available to drive them, the featof their design is even more remarkable .
Make sure you have strong flat footwear for not only is a lot of walking involved , but there are a lot of cobbles and uneven steps to negociate .
Numbers visiting the palaces are carefully balanced to make sure that all visitors have time and space to view the most important parts, you therefore have to be mindful of the times printed on your ticket. Dont worry , this does not mean a long wait, standing around, as there is much to see, just be at the entry points at the stated time.
I was disappointed to find that the lion fountain was still undergoing restoration when I was last there and so returned this time, only to find it was still not back in its rightful state. a great pity but I will have to go again when the time is right.

The gardens are a revelation and a great credit to the huge team of gardeners. I imagine they would be breathtaking in mid summer if you can possibly stand the extreme heat then.

The view of the city from the higher parts of the buildings is breathtaking and worth the physical effort of climbing all those steps.

Top tip would be to make sure you have enough time , apart from the time restrictions to visit the main palace, you are free to wander and visit the rest of the site in any order. There are some options to eat/ drink within the walls but these are few so it may be advisable to take a drink in with you.
Written April 14, 2012
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Ishtiaq Sagri
Indianapolis, IN4,927 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
Describing Alhambra in a nutshell: A landmark representing Islamic architecture. It’s a combination of majestic and stunning palace and a spectacular fortress complex. It shows the peak of Islamic art in Spain and one of the most symbolic monuments of this type in the whole world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is an awe inspiring blend of Moorish and Christian architecture and design. You feel like stepping back in time. Spending several hours inside wandering around and admiring the great Moorish architecture is worthwhile. It’s wise to plan months ahead and study a bit about Alhambra to fully enjoy the superb architecture, amazing carving, and mesmerizing mixture of mosaics, plasterwork, stonework, paneling, Arabic calligraphy, Moorish arches, columns, filigree decoration and muqarnas. It’s advisable to buy your tickets way in advance online. You can hire a private guide negotiating the charges. Also audio guide is available on payment but for some it may not be so helpful.
Written October 16, 2015
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