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The Alhambra

Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain
958 027 971
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The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles..
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain
Realejo - San Matias
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958 027 971
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Reviewed today via mobile

The most visited national site in all of Spain with on average 10,000 visitors per day. We visited in late April during a stretch of perfect spring (sunny and 71) weather with a private guide. We visited all three sections on our tour including the...More

Thank JimRiesterer
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful palaces, lush gardens, exquisite art. This is a must see. Do not miss this if you happen to be in Spain. Truly a magnificent sight.

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Reviewed yesterday

A place that you must go when visiting Granada. The Alhambra is an incredible and fascinating sight. Make sure you book in advance, as they limit attendance.

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Reviewed yesterday

The most amazing place I have ever visited, the craftsmanship is awe inspiring & there were plenty of signs to explain that you did not need to have the Audio tour

Thank Julia F
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the most inspiring trip I have ever taken, and the Alhambra played a major part in that. Highly recommend spending an afternoon there and, after seeing everything, sitting down somewhere with a copy of Tariq Ali's "In The Shadow of the Pomegranate Tree"...More

Thank Kestrel W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’d flown in for a rare retreat in espedona and drove three hours to see the magic of Alhambra. The highlight of my trip and a six hour drive in total I paid a high 71 euro for what’s actually a 14 Euro ticket entry...More

Thank Janlindy
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Reviewed yesterday

What can I say that hasn't already been said. This is breathtaking and one of the most beautiful examples of human endeavour I have ever seen. If you are in Granada, or nearby you really need to stick your head around the door and have...More

Thank Pitysext
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an incredible site to see. Unfortunately we were there in the pouring rain. After a few of hours walking around, we ended our tour a bit short. The Palace is incredible but the crowds and ticketing area is chaos! Luckily we were with...More

Thank CME35
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The palace was amazing! I like this place better than the Vatican Museum or Versailles. The intricacies of the palace was amazing.

Thank Brian5900
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The place stunningly beautiful. The Muslim Moorish architecture e, the Quranic script carvings, the outlay of the palace is among the best that one can see anywhere in the world. Some of it was built as far back as almost 1000 years though the carvings...More

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Anne K
10 April 2018|
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Response from anypomp | Reviewed this property |
when you have a ticket you don't have to wait in the rows. You can pass and walk to the gate, There they scan your ticket and you can enter. Be on the time of your ticket (half an hour earlier) at the left side of the palace... More
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betsy3495
4 April 2018|
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Response from Eliana708 | Reviewed this property |
Hello I bought the ticket on line via official page of Alhambra and Generalife There were no problem in entrance, just print your ticket (with bar code) and with that printed paper you enter in Alhambra and Generalife (the... More
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23 March 2018|
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Response from Annabellatravels | Reviewed this property |
We hired a car from Malaga for our stay as we were touring. We stayed in the centre of Granada in order to visit the Alhambra. Parking is a nightmare. We parked in an underground public car park that our hotel had special... More
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