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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 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.

Alhambra, Generalife & Nasrid Palaces: Tour with Fast Track

3. 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.

From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

4. 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

5. 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.

Fast-Track Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour

6. 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."

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour with Ticket

7. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour with Ticket

Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens with your official guides with this guaranteed access ticket. See hundreds of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. Discover the history of this amazing monument. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology, seen throughout the fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise.

Granada: Complete Alhambra Guided Tour and Entry Ticket

8. Granada: Complete Alhambra Guided Tour and Entry Ticket

Explore the Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra fortress, and the lavish Generalife Gardens with this fast-track, guaranteed access ticket. See thousands of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. With an official guide, enjoy the best route of Alhambra to visit all the corners of the monument. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology you will see throughout the Nasrid Palaces, fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise.

From Seville: Alhambra Palace and Albaycin Tour

9. 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.

From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

10. From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Immerse yourself in the history of the Alhambra on this this day trip from Malaga. Explore one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world with a guide. Visit the Nasrid Palaces of Granada and the Palace of Charles V.  Be picked up from the meeting point in Malaga. Sit back and relax on the scenic countryside drive to Granada. Enter the Alhambra complex and let the city views of Granada take your breath away.   See the intricate details, fountains, and frescos in the Nasrid Palaces. Wander through the reception halls and royal quarters in the palace. Explore the main fortification, the Alcazaba. Climb the Torre de la Vela watchtower.  Enter the Palace of Charles V and see the artwork and artifacts housed within this Renaissance-era building. Finally, wander through the tranquil gardens of the Generalife estate and hear the sounds of running water from the fountains. Return to Malaga at the end of your tour. 

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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

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.

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

Very informative tour led by a friendly, well spoken young fellow. Unfortunately, despite the very high price, the tour was not all inclusive :-(