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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.

Granada: Alhambra Skip-the-Line Tour with Nasrid Palaces

4. Granada: Alhambra Skip-the-Line Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Expereince the Alhambra, the most important and captivating monument in Muslim Spain and one of the most-visited attractions in Spain. The Alhambra shows the heritage of the Nasrid dynasty, which you can discover as you explore the Alcazaba, the Comares Palace and the Generalife gardens. Take the opportunity to visit the Alhambra accompanied by an official guide who will explain the secrets, stories and artistic details of the place for 3 hours. Skip needing to queue or have waiting times, to enjoy the Alhambra, the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba and the Generalife Gardens. Meet your guide at the Alhambra to begin this walking tour. The tour will begin by visiting the walled citadel, the first vestiges before it became the seat of the Nasrid emirs of Granada. Continue until reaching the Alcazaba, the oldest area of the Alhambra and military area. Discover the impressive Torres Bermejas and take a photo at the top of the Torre de la Vela, where you can capture the best views of the Albaicín neighborhood. Visit the heart of the Alhambra, the Nasrid Palaces. Moorish-style patios, and royal quarter. Your guide will reveal all the history and legends of how opulent palaces were built for Muslim rulers. To end the visit, enjoy the Generalife Gardens, the resting place of the kings of the city. Take in its architecture, decorations, and gardens.

Alhambra, Generalife & Nasrid Palaces: Tour with Fast Track

5. Alhambra, Generalife & Nasrid Palaces: Tour with Fast Track

Enjoy fast-track access to every part of the Alhambra complex on a 3-hour guided tour. Hear about the history of the site, from the beginnings when it was a fortress until 1870 when it was declared a monument. Learn about the architectural styles of the Alhambra Palace, including the Gate of Pomegranates, the Washington Irving Monument, the Pillar of Charles V, the Dehesa of Generalife and the Nasrid Palaces. Admire the scenery, art and decoration of the Alhambra. Your local expert guide will lead you through the different areas of the complex, revealing details about the palace and the people that lived in it.

Alhambra: Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entry

6. 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.

From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

7. From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra monument, including a visit to the Nazari Palaces. Depart from Malaga and head to Granada and experience the lively city, without worrying about tickets or transfers. After seeing the palace, explore the Generalife Gardens with a guide. Get picked up from Malaga with a comfortable bus transfer and find yourself in the beautiful city of Granada. Once there, explore the world-famous Alhambra Palace, with priority access and no waiting in line. Admire the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, and Charles V Palace with a guide, and be amazed by the innovative water features and architecture of the gardens. As you walk, learn the unique history of the last outpost of Muslim Spain. Afterward, stroll through the historic city center of Granada and take in the breathtaking views of the Granada region. Enjoy some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch at a local restaurant or simply stroll through the streets and squares. Take a break in one of Granada's famous tapas bars before getting back on the bus for the return trip to Malaga.

Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

8. Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert interpreter of the heritage of the city and fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's post-Roman districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín." Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada for lunch (own expense). Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas over the Alhambra fortress perched on its hill.  Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and get dropped off at your original starting point.

Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

9. Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

An in depth insight into the Christian history of Granada, including the Encarnación Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. The tour also includes a trip to the Arabic Baths from the XI century, some the oldest in Granada. These baths hold great cultural significance due to their complete preservation, and their being one of the few places that were not destroyed by the Catholic Kings. The tour concludes by passing through the historical center, visiting 'La Madraza', the first university that was created by Yusuf I.

Fast-Track Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour

10. 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."

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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!

The guide was excellent with sharing the history of the neighborhoods and we saw several viewpoints of the city. At the end a very helpful list of restaurant and bar recommendations was given that helped me to enjoy the city more with food and authentic atmospheres.

The meeting point was crowded which got us worried. Then we were separated into much smaller groups. Our guide spoke excellent English and gave a great tour. Lot’s of historical detail about the customs of the Muslims versus Christians who took over in 1492.

This was an excellent tour with proper sit down meals. Very enjoyable tour with a very knowledgeable guide.

I had a great time exploring Sierra Nevada with Jaime. I highly recommend.