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5 Lovely Highlights of Alhambra Palace

Granada's Alhambra Palaces, built for the court of the Nasrid dynasty, date back to 889AD. So much history means there's quite a lot to learn. So, where should you start?

Alcazaba Military Fortress

This former stronghold is the oldest part of the complex, dating back to the 13th century. It protected the Muslim settlers of Andalucia from the Catholic Crusaders.

Generalife Gardens

Once the summer residence of the sultan, the palace is surrounded by lush vegetation in the gardens (now enjoyed by visitors in the present day!).

Courtyard of the Lions

View the main courtyard of the Nasrid dynasty's regal home, and take a step back into medieval Mediterranean times. Book a night tour to see the illuminated beauty of it all.

Hall of the Two Sisters

Named for large marble stones in the floor, this central hall boasts carefully-crafted lighting and intricate detail. Pause, and imagine the sultana and her family that lived here.


The palace is located in the Albayzin neighborhood. Find a winding side street in the town, and stop to take beautiful photos of the Alhambra from afar.

Alhambra: Our Tips

When can I visit?

The palace is open all year, except for December 25 (Christmas) and January 1 (New Year's Day).

What are the opening times?

The open times are divided into morning tickets (8:30AM to 2:00PM) and afternoon tickets (2:00PM to 8:00PM). Entry to the Nasrid Palaces is allocated per half-hour time slot. Tickets for the night visit to Nasrid Palaces are valid from 10:00PM to 11:30PM.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code for the palace, but be aware that some other Catholic establishments in the city may require arms and legs to be covered. And remember to stay in the shade and drink lots of water!

How do I get there?

Public transport (line C3) will take you right to the ticket office. Alternatively, you can walk. There are a few different routes from the city center (about 800m each). The most serene, beautiful, and historically interesting is the road from Plaza Nueva. The route will take you up the Cuesta de Gomérez, through the Gate of the Pomegranates, and into the tree-lined avenues that lead to the Alhambra.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    The palace is open all year, except for December 25 (Christmas) and January 1 (New Year's Day).
  • What is the price?
    The adult ticket prices start at €14.00, and booking in advance is highly recommended.
  • Will I need a guide?
    You may be interested in an expert's narration while you try to take in the architecture, room by room.
  • How to get there
    Public transport (line C3), car, or on foot from the city center.
  • Additional tips
    • This attraction is free for children under twelve years old, but booking is still required.
    • Entrance to the Nasrid Palaces is allocated per half-hour time slot. Don't be late!

What People Are Saying About Alhambra

A good choice for a day visit to Granada

As we were unable to pre purchase any tickets online from Australia for the Alhambra, an organised tour was our only option for our one day visit to beautiful Granada. We were extremely happy with this choice. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and maintained a good pace that allowed the entire group to follow. The Alhambra is spread over a very large area and visits to each place were well planned given that the crowds can be quite thick at times. At the end of the 3 hour tour we were back at our starting point and free to wander at our leisure.

Perfect way to see Alhambra & Generalife

Great tour, easy pace, early start but beats the queues and the hottest part of the day.
Granada: Alhambra and Generalife Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/22/2016

Great guide, not too crowded, good equipment

I did not expect to get a guided tour and admission only 24 hours before. Thank you for offering that service. All was excellent.
Skip the Line: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour by Night Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/21/2016

Very informative and interesting with beautiful grounds, palaces and v

Very informative and interesting with beautiful grounds, palaces and views. Excellent guide, handy audio sets.

The tour was interesting and covered important historical information.

Our tour guide Sabina was very friendly and she had a lot of information to provide.She was well organized and came on time.The tour was amazing and we had great time at Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces.

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