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Granada: Alhambra & Palace of Charles V Tour

Product ID: 223440
Take a guided tour to the surroundings of the Alhambra. You will visit emblematic places such as the justice gate, the Palace of Charles V, the wine door, the Hammam, and the old Muslim bath.
About this activity
Duration: 105 minutes
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Spanish, English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Christian Palace of Charles V
  • Admire the monumental Gate of Justice
  • Walk through the gardens of the Convent of San Francisco
  • Enjoy incredible views of the Albaicín and Sacromonte from the Alhambra
  • View the hammam
Full description
Your tour starts at the majestic Gate of Justice, where its sumptuous decorative elements stand out. You will then visit the interior of the fortress to discover the relationship between the Alhambra and the city of Granada, and admire the exceptional views of the Albaicín. Finally you will enjoy the Muslim and Christian buildings within the Alhambra.

One of the most interesting places you will visit will be the Palace of Charles V, considered a Renaissance masterpiece. You will also see the ancient San Francisco Convent, a part of the Islamic Medina and the archaeological site of the Palace of Abencerrajes. This is considered as one of the most important families from the Kingdom of Granada.
Includes
  • A specialized official tour guide
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Tickets for the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife
  • Tickets for the Alhambra palaces are not included

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Meeting point

The meeting point is the Door of Justice, a large door in stone and tapial with a hand carved in white marble; Puerta de la Justicia, 18009 Granada, España

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 158 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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It is very common for the tickets to the Alhambra to be sold out far in advance of your arrival in Granada. We were there on October 10-11. However, we were able to get tickets for a tour of the grounds outside the Alhambra. The walk onto the grounds can be steep, so plan ahead to see if you need to catch a bus or other transportation to meet your guide in time. We were very pleased that the young woman who was our guide was a historian. She shared an incredible wealth of knowledge about the history, culture, architecture of the era. She loved her subject which showed in her careful relating of the details about the Alhambra. On this tour you are able to enter one building which is the Charles V Palace.

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October 29, 2019

Superb guide.

All instructions for meeting our guide were easy to follow. Very good value for an extremely knowledgable and interesting tour. Our guide was exceptional. Clear English speaking. The tour was fascinating and just the right time. We can't wait to return and see inside the rest of the Alhambra palace and the gardens which need to be booked 3 months ahead. We were very lucky to be able to book your guide only two days before our visit. Thank you for such an enriching and worthwhile morning.

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September 30, 2019

Some of the history seemed dated and a bit Occidental.

December 29, 2019

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Product ID: 223440