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Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket

1. Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket

With your day admission ticket you’ll be able to explore the Alhambra, the Generalife and the Nasrid Palaces. Discover the Nasrid Palaces complex, the residence of the kings of Granada. Explore the Alcazaba, the villa of the Generalife, the Palace of Charles V and the Baths of the Mosque and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding gardens. Admire the resplendent architectural style of the Alhambra's fortress and palaces. The Alhambra was a palace, a fortress and a citadel. Originally constructed in 889 A.D. and once home to the Moorish kings and sultans it was also the residence of top government officials, court servants and the royal guard.

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Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

2. Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

A visit to Granada is not complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortified complex of the Islamic period in Spain. Explore this amazing attraction at your own pace. Admire the fortress, the Generalife Gardens, and the palace complex in all their splendor. Embark on a journey through history spanning from the palace's reconstruction by the Sultan of Granada in the 13th century, to its transformation into the Royal Court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella following the Reconquest. Look out over the white houses of the Albaicín neighborhood below, and walk among fountains and beneath ornate, horseshoe-shaped arches. Marvel at the mix of Moorish and Christian architecture. Explore the residences of kings and sultans, see the spectacular ceiling in the Hall of the Boat, and snap pictures in the famous Court of the Lions. Round off the experience with spectacular views of Granada from the hill-top fortress.

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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

3. 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

4. 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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Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

5. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

Discover the impressive architectural feat of Nasrid rulers, the Alhambra. At your own pace, meander through the fascinating gardens of the Alhambra which are filled with fountains, hanging plants and paved pathways. Be privy to the atmosphere of Moorish culture and revel at the vegetation surrounding the fortress. Admire the decadent architecture of the Generalife, the palace opposite the Alhambra, once home to the Granadadine kings. Stroll through to the military area, or Alcazaba and take in the fortified sand-colored turrets. Continue your journey through the complex and encounter the Palace of Charles V, the Bath of the Mosque, and any hidden walkways throughout the gardens.

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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

6. 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: Alhambra Ticket and Audio Guide with Nasrid Palaces

7. Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Audio Guide with Nasrid Palaces

Immerse yourself in the architectural marvels and colorful history of the Alhambra on an audio-guided tour with included entry to the Nasrid Palaces. Skip the ticket line at the entrance and enjoy more time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace. Once inside, embark on a journey through centuries of history with your audio guide. Hear about the palace's reconstruction in the 13th century, its transformation into the Royal Court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella following the Reconquest, and more. As you listen, marvel at the mix of Moorish and Christian architecture in the palace complex. Explore the residences of kings and sultans, admire the spectacular ceiling in the Hall of the Boat, and snap pictures in the famous Court of the Lions.  Take some time to walk among the fountains and beneath the ornate, horseshoe-shaped arches in the Generalife Gardens. Round off your experience with spectacular views of Granada's Albaicín neighborhood from the hilltop Alcazaba.

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Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide without Nasrid Palaces - Non-refundable

8. Alhambra: Ticket and Audio Guide without Nasrid Palaces - Non-refundable

Find out why the Alhambra is a world-famous monument on an audio-guided tour taken at your own pace. Pre-book your entry ticket to avoid wasting time in the ticket line and the risk of not getting a ticket on the day. Once inside, set off on your discovery of the Alhambra, a testament to the architectural feats of Granada's Moorish rulers. Get swept away by the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site while your audio guide takes you on a journey through its colorful history. Admire the decadent architecture of the Generalife, the palace opposite the Alhambra that was the former home of Granada's kings, and meander through the picturesque gardens filled with fountains, hanging plants, and paved pathways. Continue on to the fortified sand-colored turrets of the Alcazaba, a military area that's one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra complex. During your tour, you'll also encounter the striking Palace of Charles V, the Bath of the Mosque, and hidden walkways leading back to the gardens.

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From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

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

10. 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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What people are saying about Palace of Charles V

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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!

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!

Sergio from My Top Tour was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and led the group at the perfect pace. I would definitely go back and do it all again!

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

Excellent prompt service from Get Your Guide and a fascinating trip.