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Alhambra: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket

    1. Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket

    With your day admission ticket you’ll be able to explore the Alhambra, the Generalife and the Nasrid Palaces. Discover the Nasrid Palaces complex, the residence of the kings of Granada. Explore the Alcazaba, the villa of the Generalife, the Palace of Charles V and the Baths of the Mosque and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding gardens. Admire the resplendent architectural style of the Alhambra's fortress and palaces. The Alhambra was a palace, a fortress and a citadel. Originally constructed in 889 A.D. and once home to the Moorish kings and sultans it was also the residence of top government officials, court servants and the royal guard.

    The Alhambra is a must if are visiting Granada, do not leave Granada before you have been to this fascinating palace and fort with the beautiful gardens and towers.

  • Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide with Nasrid Palaces

    2. Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide with Nasrid Palaces

    Immerse yourself in the architectural marvels and colorful history of the Alhambra on an audio-guided tour with included entry to the Nasrid Palaces. Skip the ticket line at the entrance and enjoy more time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace.

    Once inside, embark on a journey through centuries of history with your audio guide. Hear about the palace's reconstruction in the 13th century, its transformation into the Royal Court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella following the Reconquest, and more.

    As you listen, marvel at the mix of Moorish and Christian architecture in the palace complex. Explore the residences of kings and sultans, admire the spectacular ceiling in the Hall of the Boat, and snap pictures in the famous Court of the Lions. 

    Take some time to walk among the fountains and beneath the ornate, horseshoe-shap...

  • Alhambra: Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Ticket with Audioguide

    3. Alhambra: Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Ticket with Audioguide

    Explore the Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens with this skip-the-line, guaranteed access ticket. See thousands of years of Granada's moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. With an informative audio guide in hand, go at your own pace and follow your own route for a tour that is perfect for you. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology you will see throughout the fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise.

    An absolutely must see place. The audio guide was excellent and easy to use. Everyone there were very helpful. We went early in the morning which was perfect as it avoided the heat of the day.

  • Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

    4. Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

    A visit to Granada is not complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortified complex of the Islamic period in Spain. Explore this amazing attraction at your own pace. Admire the fortress, the Generalife Gardens, and the palace complex in all their splendor. Embark on a journey through history spanning from the palace's reconstruction by the Sultan of Granada in the 13th century, to its transformation into the Royal Court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella following the Reconquest. Look out over the white houses of the Albaicín neighborhood below, and walk among fountains and beneath ornate, horseshoe-shaped arches. Marvel at the mix of Moorish and Christian architecture. Explore the residences of kings and sultans, see the spectacular ceiling in the Hall of the Boat, and snap pictures in the famous Court of the Lions. Round off the experience with spectacular views of...

  • Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Ticket with Audio Guide

    5. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Ticket with Audio Guide

    Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens with this skip-the-ticket-line, guaranteed access ticket. See thousands of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. With an informative audio guide in hand, go at your own pace and follow your own route for a tour that is perfect for you. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology you will see throughout the fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise. Please note that entrance to the Nasrid Palaces is not included in this tour. Choose to discover this attraction with either an audio guide or an official guide. Upgrade your tour to...

    Very useful if you want to have your own schedule for sightseeing, and don’t have to follow a guide. The service was good and the audio material was super useful, we learned a lot. I wish there was a visit to Nasrid palaces included. Be careful when booking, it’s not included.

  • Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

    6. Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

    Get a taste of medieval Granada with an unforgettable guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife grounds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax knowing your ticket to the palatial city includes entry to the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba Fortress, and Generalife grounds. Best of all, choose a small-group or private guided experience, depending on your preference.  Your expert local guide will collect you from just outside the complex, ensuring that you access the Alhambra grounds via a separate group entrance. You will also enjoy separate group access with your guide when entering the Generalife Palace.  Take in the tranquility of the Emirs’ old summer palace at the Generalife, including a beautiful rose garden, planted courtyards, and relaxing water features. Hear all about the history of the city of Granada and the Alhambra in this tranquil setting.  Your guide will take you into the Na...

    Jean Claude was our Guide. He was enthousiastic and informed us with much knowledge and humor all about the Alhambra. Thank you Jean Claude.

  • Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide without Nasrid Palaces

    7. Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide without Nasrid Palaces

    Find out why the Alhambra is a world-famous monument on an audio-guided tour taken at your own pace. Pre-book your entry ticket to avoid wasting time in the ticket line and the risk of not getting a ticket on the day. 

    Once inside, set off on your discovery of the Alhambra, a testament to the architectural feats of Granada's Moorish rulers. Get swept away by the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site while your audio guide takes you on a journey through its colorful history. 

    Admire the decadent architecture of the Generalife, the palace opposite the Alhambra that was the former home of Granada's kings, and meander through the picturesque gardens filled with fountains, hanging plants, and paved pathways.

    Continue on to the fortified sand-colored turrets of the Alcazaba, a military area that's one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra complex....

  • Alhambra: Complete Ticket with Audioguide

    8. Alhambra: Complete Ticket with Audioguide

    Pickup your tickets then head into the Alhambra complex to explore this 600-year-old site at your own pace with an audioguide. With your ticket, access the entire complex including the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife. From your audioguide, hear all about the history of Granada and the Alhambra, as well as how the site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. You’ll also learn about the former sultans that once resided here during the Nasrid Dynasty. Inside, stroll through the complex and admire the impressive and intricate architecture of the palaces. Then, soak up the tranquility of Generalife, the Emir’s old summer palace which boasts a stunning rose garden, planted courtyards, and relaxing water features. You’ll also get to see the complex’s military fortress, Alcazaba, which offers sweeping views of Granada and the surrounding mountains.

    My best experiment in Andalousia! The visit was supposed to be with an audioguide but because of covid, Getyourguide employed local guides to make the guided visit. It began on August 12th at 10:30am and ended around 2pm. The guide, Mar was simply awesome: erudite, effective, she managed the covid rules changements nicely and made us at ease. We visited the place like royals and she generously shared informations and answers. No need to say: the place is gorgeous, even more than what I was expecting. Thank you Getyourguide and muchas gracias Mar.

  • Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

    9. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

    Journey back to the days of the Moors in Spain on a guided tour of the Alhambra. Enter the vast complex and hear about its great influence and importance in the history of Spain. Learn about the architectural styles that were used, with Christianity and Islam both having an influence. Marvel at the beautiful Gate of Pomegranates, then walk past the Pillar of Charles V fountain, erected in 1554 along the route that leads to the main entrance of the Alhambra. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the oldest area of the Alhambra complex. You will also visit the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Court of the Lions. Finally head to the Generalife, the summer palace of the Nasrid Emirs, home to one of the oldest surviving gardens of the Moors. Admire the different courtyards with their long pools framed by flowerbeds, fou...

  • Alhambra: Fast-Track Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Tour

    10. Alhambra: Fast-Track Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Tour

    Explore the Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra fortress, and the lavish Generalife Gardens with this fast-track, guaranteed access ticket. See thousands of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. With an official guide, enjoy the best route of Alhambra to visit all the corners of the monument. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology you will see throughout the Nasrid Palaces, fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise.

    On September 7th, 2021, we had a guided tour of the Alhambra with Pedro as a guide. There weren't many visitors because of Covid-19. Not ordinary crowds. No lines. No waiting time ....... Pedro was adorable: smart, with good English, humorous enough to know when to stop, polite, energetic, with a deep knowledge of history who could answer questions about past and present life in Spain. We had at least a 3 hour tour of all the places: Alhambra complex, including the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife Palace and Gardens, and Alcazaba Fortress and stay for another hour to enjoy this beautiful place. Thanks Pedro for opening up Granada to us. P.S. Late in the evening of the same day we had another walking tour and to our pleasant surprise, Pedro also directed this tour. It was another 2.5 hours of interesting facts about special quarters of Granada: Albaicín & Sacromonte. Take this tour as well ..... and enjoy.

Planning Your Visit

  • When can I visit?

    The palace is open all year, except for December 25 (Christmas) and January 1 (New Year's Day).

  • What should I wear?

    There is no dress code for the palace, but be aware that some other Catholic establishments in the city may require arms and legs to be covered. And remember to stay in the shade and drink lots of water!

  • How do I get there?

    Public transport (line C3) will take you right to the ticket office. Alternatively, you can walk. There are a few different routes from the city center (about 800m each). The most serene, beautiful, and historically interesting is the road from Plaza Nueva. The route will take you up the Cuesta de Gomérez, through the Gate of the Pomegranates, and into the tree-lined avenues that lead to the Alhambra.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
    Sunday, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • Is it expensive?
    The adult ticket prices start at €14.00, and booking in advance is highly recommended.
  • Will I need a guide?
    You may be interested in an expert's narration while you try to take in the architecture, room by room.
  • How to get there
    Public transport (line C3), car, or on foot from the city center.
  • Additional information

    • This attraction is free for children under twelve years old, but booking is still required.

    • Entrance to the Nasrid Palaces is allocated per half-hour time slot. Don't be late!

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What people are saying about Alhambra

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 47,662 reviews

On September 7th, 2021, we had a guided tour of the Alhambra with Pedro as a guide. There weren't many visitors because of Covid-19. Not ordinary crowds. No lines. No waiting time ....... Pedro was adorable: smart, with good English, humorous enough to know when to stop, polite, energetic, with a deep knowledge of history who could answer questions about past and present life in Spain. We had at least a 3 hour tour of all the places: Alhambra complex, including the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife Palace and Gardens, and Alcazaba Fortress and stay for another hour to enjoy this beautiful place. Thanks Pedro for opening up Granada to us. P.S. Late in the evening of the same day we had another walking tour and to our pleasant surprise, Pedro also directed this tour. It was another 2.5 hours of interesting facts about special quarters of Granada: Albaicín & Sacromonte. Take this tour as well ..... and enjoy.

Espectacular! Nos encanto la Alhambra. Su historia, arquitectura, lo imponente y sobre todo entender cada detalle con la guía Pepa. Recorrimos los palacios, mezquitas, caminos, jardines y vimos cambios entre Musulmanes y Cristianos. Es un punto imperdible si estás en Andalucía.

Very good guided tour. The tour lasted 3 and a half hours. We were able to ask all the questions we wanted, we went to every corner. It was very comfortable to have a radio with a headset to be able to listen to the guide when there were many people. I recommend it!

The guide was up to the monuments of the Alhambra, that is to say breathtaking. Very bright, caring for each of us. Everything was fine. Even a small cool stop halfway through which was welcome.

The guide Gustav was fantastic. He explained everything so much j detail and was very entertaining. Loved it. Will highly recommmed.