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Granada: Alhambra tickets and other attractions

1. Granada: Alhambra tickets and other attractions

-Tickets to the Alhambra: discover one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in the world. Admire the architecture and gardens of the Alhambra and the Nasrid Palaces of Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore all aspects of this treasured landmark and gain a greater understanding of its history and cultural significance. Discover the main fortification, the Alcazaba, and enjoy the fantastic views of the city of Granada from its watchtower, the Torre de la Vela. Explore the Nasrid Palaces and stroll through the reception rooms and royal apartments in the heart of the Alhambra. Admire the ornate Moorish design of the elegant interiors. Enter the Palace of Carlos V and see the works of art and artifacts housed within a beautiful Renaissance-era building. Finally, stroll through the tranquil Generalife Gardens and listen to the sound of rushing water from the beautiful fountains. -Guided visit to the Albayzin and Sacromonte. Enjoy the best-known neighborhoods of Granada with our official guides and don't miss the must-see viewpoints! -Tickets to the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. Get to know the Cathedral of Granada, this fantastic masterpiece of the Spanish Renaissance where Diego de Siloé built this Renaissance temple on Gothic foundations. Visit the Gothic-style Royal Chapel temple where the Catholic Monarchs rest inside. Please notice the date you select is valid to visit the Alhambra, check with Discovering Spain the exact time. Check availability for the other attractions included in your package

Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

2. Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

Embark on an adventure and buy this ticket that includes a Alhambra visit. See the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba as well as monuments such as Bañuelo, Casa Morisca (Horno de Oro St.), Dar al-Horra Palace, Chapíz House and Zafra House and the ancient hospital of the Maristán. Marvel at the Alhambra and Albaicín that are now connected by Dobla de Oro. Enjoy a cultural and tourist itinerary that tries to inspire the narrow links between the oldest neighborhood of the city through the visit to six Muslim monuments.  Alhambra and Generalife are both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage.

Granada: Self-Guided City Exploration Smartphone Audio Tour

3. Granada: Self-Guided City Exploration Smartphone Audio Tour

Many visitors to Granada head straight to the awe-inspiring Alhambra, the fortified palace complex that rises above the skyline. But this vibrant and historic city has so much more to offer! Wandering through its cobbled squares, alleyways and viewpoints is the perfect way to soak up its rich 1,000-year history. On this walking tour, I’ll show you the beautiful fusion of Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque architecture that you’ll find all around you in Granada’s historical centre. You’ll start the tour in Plaza Bib-Rambla, right at the heart of the city, near the charming web of market lanes, the Alcaicería, located on the site of the former main bazaar. I’ll show you the striking building where charcoal was stored in the 1600s, the Corral del Carbón, and Plaza Isabel La Católica where you’ll see the statue of Isabella I of Castile meeting Christopher Columbus. From there, I’ll guide you through the maze of narrow streets in the Albaicín – the former Moorish quarter, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll make your way to some of the city’s Renaissance-era highlights, including Granada’s Monasterio de San Jerónimo (St. Jerome Monastery), Catedral de Granada (the cathedral) and Capilla Real (the Royal Chapel) where Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon are buried. On our tour through this centuries-old city, you’ll also have an opportunity to: • Take in famous sites like El Bañuelo (the Arab baths), Puente del Aljibillo – the bridge that leads to the Alhambra – and the Palacio de la Madraza, built as a school of Koranic law in the 14th century • Stroll along Paseo de los Tristes, also known as the Promenade of the Sad People, and through squares like Plaza de la Trinidad and Plaza Nueva de Granada • Browse the food stalls at Granada’s central market, the Mercado de San Agustín • Soak up views of the Alhambra at Mirador Placeta de Carvajales • See one of the best-preserved Moorish houses, Casa de Zafra, and Casa Natal de Enrique Morente, the birthplace of flamenco singer Enrique Morente • Find out about Peña La Platería, the cultural association dedicated to the art of flamenco During the tour, you’ll also find out the answers to questions like: • What happens if you ring the bell on the Alhambra’s Torre de la Vela on the 2nd of January? • Why does the cathedral only have one tower and Emperor Charles V only have one arm? • Whose ghost haunts the Royal Chancery? • Why can’t you stroll through the city centre along the River Darro? Give yourself at least 75 minutes to get the most out of this tour, or linger a while at the sites, cafes or bars that take your fancy along the way. I’ll tell you about everything from Granada’s famous complimentary tapas, to playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, and a few of the most widespread misconceptions about aspects of Andalusian culture – including flamenco. And of course, there’ll be plenty of great photo opportunities!

Granada: Private UNESCO-Heritage Albaicin Walking Tour

4. Granada: Private UNESCO-Heritage Albaicin Walking Tour

Take an unforgettable walk through the knotted streets of the oldest city quarter of Granada, Albaicin. Feel the spirit of the past and find out about the medieval Moorish influence in the local architecture, cuisine, and culture. The Albaicin quarter was inhabited by the peasants of the last Moorish kingdom in western Europe. Learn about their strict daily routine of trade, hygiene, praying, and education, and the high level of development all of these aspects achieved during your tour. After meeting with your tour guide, your tour will begin by exploring Plaza de San Nicolas. This most popular look-out point of the city offers splendid views over the biggest tourist attraction of the city, the Alhambra. After spending 10 minutes taking in this captivating view, your tour will move on. The second site visited on your tour will be Dar al-Horra. This 14th-century Moorish palace is a hidden gem of your tour, and you will be given 25 minutes to explore its features. You will then stop at El Banuelo, which is one of the oldest monuments in the entire city, and was formerly a bathhouse. Following this, you will advance towards Alcaiceria, which is a medieval Moorish market place. Following the market place, stop off at Corral del Carbon, which is a 14th-century hotel. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit Casa de Zafra, which is a charismatic 14th-century Moorish house. After spending 25 minutes at this location, you will travel to the city center which will mark the conclusion of your tour.

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What people are saying about Casa de Zafra

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Excellent value for money to visit all of Granada… Everything of interest is included in the package, including the entire Alhambra (Nasrid palaces included). Only one QR code to present at each visit. There is even a 2-hour guided tour for a nocturnal discovery of Albaycin and Sacromonte… Be careful, it's on foot. , not always easy after a busy day…. But the pass is valid for 48 hours…. The only downside is having to pick up the pass at the agency in an area that is not very accessible by car... It would be better to be able to print it at home...

The Full Day Ticket is perfect for exploring the Alhambra. You can get to all areas and the morning appointment for the Nazrid Palace was great. There weren't that many people there. An additional audio guide to explain the complex is a must have. Only costs 6€ extra. Just make sure it's fully charged. Mine was already over before leaving the Alhambra (about 30 minutes beforehand, OK since I've seen everything, but it's still a shame)

Alambra is a “must be visited” kind of place. I don’t think it’s necessary to get a guide as you can find many áudio tour guides online for free, but if you a person who likes having someone explain then you should get a guide. Also, you can buy cheaper tickets than here!! Still, the ticket was okay and I had no problem in access all the places I was allowed to with my ticket!

Alhambra: Arrival and departure was difficult. All taxis occupied. Would have been good, a phone no. to have for a taxi. We just hadn't reckoned with the difficulties of finding the way on foot. Our entrance time to the Nasrid Palace was 7pm, but we had to return the audio guide at 8pm. That was stress!

The Alambra fortress is very beautiful, but I expected to see the interiors, the beautiful and spectacular gardens. The palace of Charles V is beautiful. The Albaic museums are a disappointment