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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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Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

2. 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.

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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

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

4. 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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Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

5. Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

Enjoy a walking tour of the Alhambra fort and the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Explore the outstanding historical palace and fort complex of Alhambra in the company of a professional guide. Skip the line to Spain's most visited monument, and discover the history and art in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour includes the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, the palace of Charles V and the Hamman. Pause for lunch, and then join an afternoon tour of the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Your guide will take you on a walk back through the centuries, as you enjoy the viewpoint of San Nicolas, San Miguel Bajo square, and the hillside Sacromonte neighborhood.

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Granada: Alhambra Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour

6. Granada: Alhambra Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour

Skip the line and discover one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world. With an official expert guide, admire the architecture and gardens of the Alhambra and 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 importance on a comprehensive guided tour. Discover the main fortification, the Alcazaba, and enjoy the fantastic views of the surrounding city of Granada from its watchtower, Torre de la Vela. Explore the Nasrid Palaces and wander through reception halls & royal quarters at the heart of the Alhambra. Admire the ornate Moorish design of the elegant interiors. Enter the Palace of Charles V and see the artwork and artifacts housed within a beautiful Renaissance-era building. Finally, wander through the tranquil gardens of the Generalife and hear the sounds of running water from the beautiful fountains.

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Granada: Fast-Track Alhambra & Generalife Premium Tour

7. Granada: Fast-Track Alhambra & Generalife Premium Tour

The Alhambra is the most important and captivating monument of Muslim Spain and one of the most visited attractions in the country. This historic site brims with the wonderful heritage of the Nasrid dynasty, which you can uncover as you explore the Alcazaba, the Palace of Comares, and the Generalife Gardens. Take this opportunity to visit the palaces of the Alhambra in 3 hours, accompanied by an official guide who will explain to you all the secrets, stories, legends and artistic details of the site. Admire the impressive Moorish architecture of the Nasrid Palaces and discover how the sultans lived during the height of their reign. Avoid queuing up outside thanks to your fast-track entrance ticket and you'll be sure to enjoy the journey throughout this breathtaking monument. Your tour will take place in small groups of up to 10 people, making for a more personable and relaxing tour.

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Alhambra & Generalife: Premium Small-Group Tour

8. Alhambra & Generalife: Premium Small-Group Tour

Journey back to the days of Muslim rule on the Iberian peninsula and explore the grand palace complex of the Nasrid Dynasty at the Alhambra. Listen to detailed descriptions about the history of the citadel from an official guide exclusive to you and your group. Save precious time with guaranteed access without the need to wait in line, and avail of a personalized itinerary adapted to your preferences. Take a guided tour of Granada city center and learn more about its cultural heritage of music and poetry. Visit some of the prettiest places and hear fascinating legends dating back long before the Reconquista. 

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Granada: Alhambra Fast-Track Tour with Nasrid Palaces

9. Granada: Alhambra Fast-Track Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Before entering the premises you will have a brief introduction in order to put you in the right context. Your visit to the Nazari monument includes three main areas: Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife-gardens, the order of which vary according to the circumstances and time of access to Palacios Nazaríes.  Your guide will decide the order and will inform the group about it before starting the tour. The Palace of Charles V is also included in the visit, although access is free without tickets.

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Granada: Full-Day Trip from Seville

10. Granada: Full-Day Trip from Seville

Enjoy a comprehensive full-day tour of Granada, including round-trip transfers from Seville, and the option to customize the itinerary to suit your interests. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Seville, drive to Granada at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Upon arrival, go to the Albaicín neighborhood for a taste pairing of Andalusian tapas and drinks. With every drink you order, 1 tapa (a generous plate of local food) is served. Your local guide will explain the origin of this tradition. Sample a special dessert from Granada that was originally made for the Pope. Enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains as you journey through olive groves and vibrant green mountains. Experience the multicultural influences of the city center, rich with the aroma of teas and spices drifting from local houses and markets. Learn the Roman, Muslim, Christian, and Roma history of Granada on storied streets. Marvel at the Gothic façade of the cathedral, surrounded by treasure-filled Arabian markets. Skip the long lines to the Alhambra, and discover one of the most impressive palaces and gardens in Spain. Sometimes referred to as “A Pearl among Emeralds” in reference to the grandeur of its setting and opulence of its architecture, you will be invited to wander the chambers and gardens with an official guide. Uncover the mysteries that lie in every room, and discover more about the Nasrid dynasty. Transfer back to Seville, with the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains still in sight. Enjoy the soft mountain breeze to refresh you along the way.

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What people are saying about Palace of Charles V

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

El tour fue increíble, detallado y extenso con una guía apasionada y muy conocedor, además de muy amable y consciente del bienestar del grupo. Yo recomendaría a cualquier persona interesada en el mismo tour que dedica unas horas para leer un libro en el tema del Alhambra, antes del recorrido en persona, para que pueda conseguir un poco de conocimiento de la historia y contexto del lugar y la ciudad de Granada más ampliamente. Por lo menos como un inglés me costaba mucho seguir el hilo de la historia con todas sus bellezas y fascinantes detalles.

Jesús was a fantastic and attentive guide who made our visit to La Alhambra a memorable experience. He masterfully walked us through the different sections of the city, every palace and garden, and gave us plenty of context to enjoy and understand the entire site. It was supposed to be a group tour and it ended up being a private one, so we very much got our money's worth. We totally recommend the experience!

No lie, Alhrambra is can't miss. We even popped a tire on the way back and it was still 100% worth the hassle. Anna was a wonderful guide. The tour was paced well and packed with interesting facts.

The tour was extremely helpful in knowing the history of the Alhambra and the purpose of each area and it’s significance. My kids also enjoyed it. Highly recommend this tour!

Carmen, our guide, was amazing!! Love her style of sharing and was really a smooth tour!