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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

1. 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, fountains, colonnades, and pavilions.

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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

2. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

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 Palace of Leones. 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, fountains, colonnades, and pavilions.

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Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

3. Granada: Sunset Walking Tour in Albaicín & Sacromonte

Choose from a private or shared tour and visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. 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.

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From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

4. From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

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 in the history of the 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 districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Generalife, home to the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time for lunch. 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 of the Alhambra fortress perched on the neighboring hilltop. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

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Granada: Segway Tour

5. Granada: Segway Tour

Discover the city center of Granada and Albaicin on a panoramic Segway tour. Due to its special geographical location, Granada offers great routes with picturesque views. Cover a large distance with a local and experienced guide, whilst learning all about this historical city. Riding a Segway doesn't require any previous experience, and whether or not you have tried it before, you will go through the training process before the tour begins. It usually takes 10-15 minutes to get comfortable on the Segway. Following your guide, pass by Plaza Nueva, Fuente del Toro, and Paseo de los Tristes, all the way up to the hilltop settlement of Albaicin. This old neighborhood is famous for its breathtaking views overlooking both the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Travel along narrow winding streets dating back to the city's Moorish rule and admire the Islamic architecture.

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From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

6. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Visit the Alhambra and the vibrant city of Granada without worrying about tickets and transportation. Travel from Malaga in a bus driven by a professional, bilingual driver. Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra complex, including a visit to the Nasrid Palaces. Admire the elaborate rooms and Moorish architecture and learn about the symbols and techniques used in the monument's construction.  Learn about the various occupiers of the palace throughout the centuries. Stroll through the Generalife Gardens and admire the views of the city from the top of the castle tower. After your visit, take some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch in a local restaurant or simply wander around the streets and plazas. Stop at one of Granada's famous tapas bars You will then board the coach for the return transfer back to Malaga.

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Granada Full Day: Alhambra, Albayzin and Sacromonte

7. Granada Full Day: Alhambra, Albayzin and Sacromonte

The ancient city of Granada is full of unique beauty: come spend a full day in the city and soak up its culture, architecture, and history. In the morning, you will see the stunning Alhambra, a fortress built in the 9th century which later became a royal residence. In the afternoon, you will travel through Albayzin and Sacramonte, two fascinating Muslim neighbourhoods of the city. Albayzin is considered one of the most beautiful districts of Granada, known for its cobblestones and medieval feel. In Sacromonte, you’ll see the traditional cave houses inhabited historically by gypsies, and experience its gorgeous flamenco shows. Walking is by far the best way to explore every nook and cranny of the labyrinthian structure of these neighbourhoods.  Let your tour guide surprise you with historical information, legends, and artistic details for an unforgettable day.

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Granada: Guided Albaicin, Sacromonte, and Viewpoints Tour

8. Granada: Guided Albaicin, Sacromonte, and Viewpoints Tour

The tour begins in Plaza Nueva next to the High Court of Justice. Following an introduction, You will walk along the Paseo de los Tristes in the direction of the Sacromonte whilst discovering surprising historical details on the way. In the Sacromonte neighborhood you will learn about the cave houses, before visiting viewpoints which boast panoramic views of both the Alhambra and the city. You'll also discover flamenco art, learning about the importance it has in this particular neighborhood. Whilst walking from Sacromonte to Albaicin you will learn of the history and anecdotes of various places. This will conclude with you arriving at the San Nicolas viewpoint, where you will be greeted with panoramic views of the Alhambra. As you walk through the Albaicín neighborhood and learn its incredible history, you will come to the realization that these are two neighborhoods are simply loaded with history and fantastic panoramic viewpoints.

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From Torremolinos: Alhambra and Centre of Granada Full-Day Tour

9. From Torremolinos: Alhambra and Centre of Granada Full-Day Tour

Visit the city of Granada and one of the most important and historical sites in Europe on this day trip from Torremolinos. Travel in a comfortable bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. First stop is the Alhambra Palace, the most visited monument in Spain. It was built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a complete guided tour of the extensive complex, including the beautiful Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens. You will then be taken to Granada's city center, where you will have free time to visit the Cathedral and explore the picturesque streets and plazas of this vibrant town. At the end of the day, you will board the bus to take you back to Torremolinos.

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Albaicín & Sacromonte: Tour with Flamenco Show

10. Albaicín & Sacromonte: Tour with Flamenco Show

Take in the best views of the Alhambra and experience well-preserved traditions on this guided tour of the Albaicín and Sacromonte, two of the most typical neighborhoods in Granada. Finish your tour in a tablao flamenco with skip-the-line entry. Discover Albaicín (also Albayzín), the old Arab Quarter. Walk through its narrow streets and experience the atmosphere of its bars and terraces. Then, make your way to Sacromonte, traditionally the home of gypsies, artists, and bohemians. Learn the legends and stories that the characters who lived in these neighborhoods have left behind, including the story of Mariana Pineda, the lovers of the Aljibe, and the gypsy Chorrohumo, among others. To complete your tour, enjoy a unique flamenco experience at Tablao Flamenco La Alboreá, located in the heart of Granada next to the famous Plaza Nueva. The location is within walking distance from almost any point in the old city center. Tablao La Alboreá offers authentic flamenco shows of approximately one hour in length and featuring four artists, many of whom have strong roots in the city of Granada.

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What people are saying about Granada

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 215 reviews

The most enjoyable and stunning walk of a life time. We were taken back almost to a setting 800 years ago. What a view to watch Alhambra! Speechless. Our guide is incredible and she tried to pack so much history and culture during our hike.

We love the tour! Francisco was a great guide. He knows a lot of things about the neighborhoods and he recommended a lot of things to do in Granada. Just a reminder, you have to walk a lot: a lot of stairs but it was worth it!

Great experience. We were small group with nice people. Gide was great and we experienced sunset on the way one can`t forget. Also great stories and tells about places.

Juani is an excellent tour guide. She have lots of knowledge about history of Al Andalus and its development. Highly recommended!!!

Amazing insights and history from our guide Wanita! Really enjoyed the trip