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Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Tour

1. Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Tour

See the Alhambra Palace, a must-see for any visitor in the city of Granada. This Unesco World Heritage Site boasts attractive and elaborate rooms, a monumental and historic position, and exquisitely detailed Islamic art and architecture. Transform your visit into an extraordinary experience, rich with knowledge and history with an official local guide. Your expert interpreter of Granada’s heritage will escort you through every part that forms the “Red Fortress". Your guide will also answer any additional questions you may have about this spectacular monument. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the most antique area of the Alhambra complex. Marvel at the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Palace of Leones. Finally, discover the Generalife, the sultan’s summer palace situated east of the Alhambra and surrounded by wide gardens filled with a great variety of vegetation, framed by a beautiful Islamic landscape.

Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces & Gardens

2. Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces & Gardens

Get a skip-the-line entry ticket to the Alhambra, Nasrid Palace, Alcazaba, and Generalife Gardens. Hear all about the history and culture of Granada from your guide. Meet your guide at the Alhambra to join this walking tour around Granada. First, access the Alhambra and admire the medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation.  Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which started life as a walled citadel before becoming the opulent seat of Granada's Nasrid emirs. Continue to the Alcazaba, a fortress, one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra, and explore the stunning Vermilion Towers (Torres Bermejas).  Immerse yourself in the Alcazaba. Make sure you take a photo a the top of the cliff, as you will capture the view of the Albaicín neighborhood. Next up, visit the Nasrid Palaces. See the Moorish-style courtyards, reception halls, and royal quarters are at the heart of the Alhambra.  Listen as your guide tells you all about the antique wooden ceilings, brightly colored tiles, and history of this beautiful mansion built for the Spanish Muslim rulers.  Lastly, visit the Generalife Gardens, which used to be a leisure place for the kings of Granada to get away from the official affairs of the palace. End the day on a high and relax and chill in the gardens. Admire the magnificent architecture, fascinating decorations, gardens, fountains, and courtyards.

Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

3. 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 Nasrid Palaces, the old Moorish palaces, where you can get up close to the iconic Islamic decorative details. Enjoy the colorful geometric tiling and various courtyard water features, including the famous Patio de los Leones. Architecture and art fans will enjoy the iconic Islamic and Mudéjar styles in the grounds. Visit the Alcazaba with your guide to see the royal fortress, so strong it was used for many centuries after its construction. Climb the steps of the Watch Tower here to get unrivaled views of the city of Granada below you, including the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods. Roam the free areas of the complex at the end of the tour, whether you want to take in more of the beautiful gardens or visit other features such as the Palace of Carlos V, a Renaissance palace dating from the 16th century. Enjoy breathtaking views of the old Arabic Quarter of Granada, the Albaicín, from numerous viewing points in the Moorish palace complex.

Alhambra: Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entry

4. Alhambra: Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entry

Immerse yourself in the history of the last Moorish kingdom in Western Europe. The Alhambra is home to relics of the unique, Spanish-Muslim empire that lasted over 700 years. Discover these historical charms found nowhere else in the world. Explore a stunningly well-preserved complex of Medieval palaces, where it's still possible to feel the presence of its previous owners.  The paradise-like gardens are only some of the gems that await you in this unique setting. Find out more about the plots and intrigues that led to the fall of the Moorish Kingdom of Granada after they were faced with a Christian assault. Visit the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba, the Palace of Carlos V, and Generalife in the pleasant company of an experienced guide and your group.

Fast-Track Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour

5. Fast-Track Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour

Learn about the history of Granada on this 3-hour guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife summer palace. An informative guide will lead you around the vast complex, dating back more than 600 years. Marvel at a magnificent mix of Islamic art and culture. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, the Alhambra was a courtly city where the sultans of the Nasrid Dynasty lived. In addition to the ornate palaces of the sultans, your guide will take you the military fortress for rewarding views of Granada and the surrounding mountains. Then walk over to the Generalife. Built as a place of leisure for the Moorish Kings of Granada in the 14th century, its beautiful gardens are abundant with diverse flora and stunning water features. One writer poetically described it as the "water that cries."

From Seville: Alhambra Palace and Albaycin Tour

6. From Seville: Alhambra Palace and Albaycin Tour

Follow the route taken by the writer Washington Irving and see the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, as well as the city of Granada. Your guide will transport you into the magical world of the Arabian Nights as you explore beyond Moorish architecture to learn about the palace's history. Transform your visit into an extraordinary and rich experience. With a guided tour of Alhambra, have one of the official tourist guides at your disposal, an expert interpreter of Granada’s heritage. Your guide will lead you through every part that forms the “red fortress” and will also answer any queries that you may have about this spectacular monument.

Granada: Night Visit to the Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces

7. Granada: Night Visit to the Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces

Explore the Alhambra and take a guided tour of the Nasrid Palaces at night. Visit one of Europe’s most popular historic sites at night so you won’t have to contend with the crowds or the heat. Easily navigate the massive palace and fortress complex. Spot details that most visitors pass by with the help of your knowledgeable guide. Marvel at the last great Moorish palace built in Europe. Learn about the history of this 1000-year-old architectural treasure. Share this romantic nighttime experience with that special someone, or go solo or with the family. Begin your tour with a walk along the palace’s wall. See the forests surrounding the Alhambra. Admire the Puerta de la Justicia, an impressive horseshoe archway that’s topped by a square tower. Continue to the Puerta del Vino. Enter the Nasrid Palaces, the private royal chambers built by the Nasrid Emirs. Admire the splendid and intricate decorations. Look up and see intricately carved wood ceilings. Marvel at the complexity of Islamic geometric design. Enjoy being able to take in all this exquisite beauty without the crowds that are usually there during the daytime. Explore the Palace of Carlos V. Stand in awe before the monumental facade of this impressive Renaissance building. Discover the courtyard with its two-tiered collonade boasting 32 columns.

From Seville: Private Granada Day-Trip with Alhambra Visit

8. From Seville: Private Granada Day-Trip with Alhambra Visit

Set off for Granada early in the morning so you are able to tour the Sevillian countryside. On your journey, pass a range of stunning villages such as Estepa, Antequera, and Loja. After seeing and experiencing much of Andalusia, you will arrive in Granada. The city possesses a vast cultural and historical legacy and is presided over by the famous Alhambra Palace. The Alhamabra was an Arabic palace where the Nasrid dynasty used to reside. The palace is among one of the most beautiful places in the world and the most popular tourist attraction in Andalucia. Once you arrive there you will be accompanied around the palace to see just why it’s renowned for its heritage. You will see the remnants of the many different cultures and religions that encompassed this sight. You will also get the opportunity to see the exquisite gardens that astound with their beauty. For this reason, it is considered one of the most important sights in the country. You will take a guided tour of the attractions, including the Alcazaba, Nasrid Palace, and Generalife Gardens. You will discover the different places, courtyards, and pavilions as you discover their history. After the group guided tour, finish with a walking tour of Albaicin. With your private guide, see the old Moorish quarter, with its narrow streets, flower-filled squares, and spectacular Alhambra views. After the tour, drive to the city center where you'll have free time to eat, do some shopping, and simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the city center by yourself. Your guide will rejoin you before you head to Seville and arrive back in time for dinner. The languages offered for the activity and tour are English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

9. Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. Choose from a private or shared tour and visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. Pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus, and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint. Next on your journey, head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. While you are here, make sure to take the best pictures of Granada from this amazing valley. On your tour, you will also pass through significant sites of Granda, such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio, and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are perfectly suited for snapping some stunning photos to show your friends and family.

Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

10. Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

Explore one of the most recognized sites in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Nicknamed the Sister of the Alps and the Himalayas, this region is unique for the murmur of streams, legendary lagoons, the myriad of waterfalls snow tunnels, and high mountain meadows.  This tour will expose the secrets of the region to you, as a guide will divulge details and show highlights. Even in high summer months, you will be able to touch snow or fill your lungs with the freshest air.  Touring at more than 2,600 meters above altitude, the ecosystem vastly differs from any other. The refreshing experience reveals forests from legend and landscapes from cinema. In summer it is no less impressive since you will expore Veleta, the second-highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula.

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4.7 / 5

based on 565 reviews

The Alhambra is a bucket list visit - and I think it needs an expert guide to bring it to life. Alba did just that and so much more. Over the course of our four hour visit (you need at least that much time) she provided an endless stream of the historical narrative while pointing out essential details. She brought us all to a new level of understanding of this incredible place - if you can get her as your guide, consider yourself lucky

Very good tour with Havi as our guide. Very informative and brought the various buildings to life. My partner had visited before without a guide and found this visit a Hugh improvement. Pretty chilly (5 degrees Celsius- it’s was December), so do wrap up warm. Don’t bother with the coffee from the machine in the souvenir shop, even if it is free as part of the tour - the worst coffee of the 10 days we spent in Spain!

We had a great day with Carlos! It was a wonderful experience to see what our ancestors built. He explained everything really well and provided us with well rounded insights into the history of the Al Hambra. Thanks Carlos!

privat tour with very nice and good guide was a great choice. we could fully enjoy the place and get maximum of knowlege + some nice tips for tapas and good activities in Granada

Our guide was excellent. He had designed a knowledgeable 3.5 hour tour that involved all of our senses.