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“Fantastic getaway for a stroll with a great view”
Review of The Alhambra

The Alhambra
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Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Seville
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles..
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We visited the Alhambra in late February and even though it was quite cold, the sunny weather made all the difference in visiting this place. The view over the city is amazing, of course. We spent close to 5 hours up there on a Wednesday during off-season and still there were quite a lot of people, although it did not feel overcrowded. I'm sure the usual ticket reservation wouldn't have been necessary, but since we reserved online beforehand, we didn't have any trouble at all getting in.

I recommend spending a minimum of 3 hours to wander around and enjoy the beauty. We also rented the audio tour guide, which was an okay investment, but it didn't strike me as a definite must-do. Food and drinks were quite affordable on the premises to my great surprise.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

It is one of the most beautiful places to see. It is mystical and lovely all at the same time. Wear good walking shoes and spend the day. Remember to check your time for your palace visit. It is circled and on the bottom of your ticket. Do not lose that ticket!

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Bought tickets via ticket master online and then collected them from the Alhambra bookshop in the centre of Granada the day before, all very easy. Got the bus up and walked back. The whole Alhambra is excellent value for money, we had a wonderful morning there

3  Thank Carol A
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Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Really beautiful to look at. I'm told the gardens are beautiful in the summer. To walk around and look at the architect is lovely b

1  Thank Nwlndnnurse
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Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

This is a must if in Andalusia. It has to be one of the most beautiful place to visit even on a very cold day, apparently it hadn't snowed in town for 10 years.
Buy your tickets on line, make sure you have the credit card you used to purchase them as you need it to retrieve your tickets.
Ticket retrieval machines are situated behind the souvenir shop at the front entrance.
Do get an audio guide, 13 euros for 2 and 21 euros deposit, really worth as there is no information as you walk around.
When you go to visit the Palace, don't bother waiting in line, you have a ticket so you will get in as long as you respect the time indicated.
There is a little kiosk selling hot and cold drink, not far from entrance to the Palace.
It took us 4 hours to see everything at a leisurely pace.

1  Thank frenchyBrisbane
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