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Guided Tours
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Alhambra Skip-the-Line Small-Group Tour with Nasrid Palaces

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€48.90
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Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
  • Explore Alhambra with ease and enjoy seamless access to the Nasrid Palaces with skip-the-line access.
  • Wander through the meticulously maintained Generalife Gardens, immersing yourself in the beauty of the surroundings.
  • Engage with your guide's captivating commentary in 5 language options, alongside a small group.
  • Discover the diverse architectural styles that characterize different sections of the Alhambra – like the Palace of Charles the V, the Bath of the Mosque, the Gate of Pomegranates, and the iconic Court of the Lions.
  • Explore Alhambra with ease and enjoy seamless access to the Nasrid Palaces with skip-the-line access.
  • Wander through the meticulously maintained Generalife Gardens, immersing yourself in the beauty of the surroundings.
  • Engage with your guide's captivating commentary in 5 language options, alongside a small group.
  • Discover the diverse architectural styles that characterize different sections of the Alhambra – like the Palace of Charles the V, the Bath of the Mosque, the Gate of Pomegranates, and the iconic Court of the Lions.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line access to Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces
  • Expert multilingual guide
  • Small group tour

Exclusions

  • Headphones
  • Tip: If you have the time, visit the stunning Generalife gardens at sunset to see the fading light create a breathtaking ambiance.
  • Please provide the full name, date of birth, and ID details for each participant while booking. Failure to do so could lead to you being denied access to the Alhambra.
  • Please carry your original passport/driver's license with you. The staff of Alhambra can require it at any moment and you will not be able to access the monument without it.
  • Tour guide languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible and baby strollers are prohibited at the Palace.
  • The following is not allowed inside the venue: Pets, Luggage & large bags, Selfie sticks, and Flash photography.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Alhambra Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Entry to Nasrid Palaces

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€42.90
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2 hr. - 3 hr.
  • Explore the seat of the Nasrid Emirs on this 3-hour guided tour, with access to all parts of the Alhambra including Alcazaba Fortress and Nasrid Palaces.
  • Marvel at the Lion Fountain, supported by 12 marble lions, which is emblematic of the Nasrid dynasty's power.
  • Ascend to the summit of the Alcazaba to reach the Torre de la Vela, also known as the Watchtower of the Candle, to enjoy panoramic views of the city.
  • Choose from English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish-speaking guides. Alternatively, opt for a night tour to experience this UNESCO site after dusk.
  • Explore the seat of the Nasrid Emirs on this 3-hour guided tour, with access to all parts of the Alhambra including Alcazaba Fortress and Nasrid Palaces.
  • Marvel at the Lion Fountain, supported by 12 marble lions, which is emblematic of the Nasrid dynasty's power.
  • Ascend to the summit of the Alcazaba to reach the Torre de la Vela, also known as the Watchtower of the Candle, to enjoy panoramic views of the city.
  • Choose from English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish-speaking guides. Alternatively, opt for a night tour to experience this UNESCO site after dusk.

Inclusions

  • Full-day guided tour of Alhambra complex
  • Access to Nasrid Palaces
  • English, French, Spanish, German, or Italian guide
  • Access to Palace of Charles V
  • Access to Generalife Gardens
  • Access to Medina
  • Access to the Alcazaba Fortress
  • Exclusive night-time access (optional)
  • Headphones (optional)
  • Tip: Keep an eye out for the Arabic script woven into most of the décor. There are over 900 tiles in the Alhambra with the inscription Wa-la galiba illa Allah or 'There is no conqueror but Allah', a motto of the Nasrid dynasty.
  • Please carry your original passport/driver's license with you. The staff of Alhambra can require it at any moment and you will not be able to access the monument without it.
  • Keep in mind that the start time of the tour may vary according to the availability of the Alhambra.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Alhambra Skip-the-Line Tickets

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€10.61
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Flexible Duration
Guided Tour
  • Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Alhambra and the lush Moorish gardens of Generalife.
  • Admire the different architectural styles that make up the Alcazaba and the Candle Tower, and take a stroll in the Garden of the Adarves.
  • Upgrade your tickets to visit the Nasrid Palaces, and admire the Soultana’s Court and the water Stairway.
  • Take a leisurely walk around the Generalife garden, with access to the promenade of the Cypress, Dryland, and San Francisco Gardens.
  • Another ticket upgrade lets you include the Granada 48-hour pass and use the city's public transport with ease.
  • Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Alhambra and the lush Moorish gardens of Generalife.
  • Admire the different architectural styles that make up the Alcazaba and the Candle Tower, and take a stroll in the Garden of the Adarves.
  • Upgrade your tickets to visit the Nasrid Palaces, and admire the Soultana’s Court and the water Stairway.
  • Take a leisurely walk around the Generalife garden, with access to the promenade of the Cypress, Dryland, and San Francisco Gardens.
  • Another ticket upgrade lets you include the Granada 48-hour pass and use the city's public transport with ease.

Inclusions

  • Fast-track access to the Alhambra
  • Access to the Nasrid Palaces (optional)
  • Guided tour of the entire Alhambra complex (optional)
  • English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide (optional)
  • 48-hour Granada card (optional)

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Food and beverages
  • It is required to carry your original passport/driver's license, as the staff of Alhambra can require it at any moment and and access to the monument without it will be denied.
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible and baby strollers are prohibited at the Palace.
  • The following is not allowed inside the venue: Pets, Luggage & large bags, Selfie sticks, Flash photography.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Alhambra Skip-the-Line Guided Tour without Nasrid Palaces

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€32
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2 hr.
  • This wholesome 2-hour tour of the Alhambra takes you through the plush Generalife Gardens, Alhambra, and Alcazaba.
  • With guided tours that run throughout the week in English, Spanish (or both), French, German, or Italian, this experience allows seamless access to the Alhambra.
  • Gain skip-the-line entry into the Alhambra Complex and discover its architectural influences as you delve into its history with your experienced guide.
  • Admire the Moorish gardens of Generalife, with cool turquoise water, flower beds, and lush greenery.
  • This wholesome 2-hour tour of the Alhambra takes you through the plush Generalife Gardens, Alhambra, and Alcazaba.
  • With guided tours that run throughout the week in English, Spanish (or both), French, German, or Italian, this experience allows seamless access to the Alhambra.
  • Gain skip-the-line entry into the Alhambra Complex and discover its architectural influences as you delve into its history with your experienced guide.
  • Admire the Moorish gardens of Generalife, with cool turquoise water, flower beds, and lush greenery.

Inclusions

  • Walking tour through the Alhambra Complex
  • Fast Track Ticket to the Alcazaba
  • Fast Track Ticket to the Palace of Charles V
  • Fast Track Ticket to the Generalife Gardens
  • Guided tour in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German or Bilingual (English & Spanish)

Exclusions

  • Entry to Nasrid Palaces
  • Headphones
  • Entrance to the Nasrid Palaces is not included.
  • Tour languages available: English, Spanish, French, German, & Italian.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Granada Card with Priority Access to Alhambra

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€49.06
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Flexible Duration
Transfers Included
  • The Granada Card gives you access to Granada's top monuments including the Cathedral, Royal Chapel, and Alhambra along with Nasrid Palaces (choose the hour of your visit to the Nasrid Palace entrance).
  • Explore the Moorish fortress of Alhambra and discover its complex decorative programs with enchanting gardens and fountains.
  • Save time and money as this card also allows 9 trips on the Granada bus network and 1 trip on the tourist train, which will help you easily get around the city.
  • You can choose to enjoy special night access to the Nasrid Palaces too.
  • Note: Choose the date to visit the Alhambra (time and hour of the Nasrid Palace entrance). The card will be valid for 24/48/72 hours after that first visit.

How To Use Your Granada City Card:

  • The Granada Card is not activated with the first use. Rather, you must choose the date and time of your visit to Alhambra while booking it. The card will remain valid for 24/48/72 hours after that first visit at your selected time slot.
  • You can also use the card to access public transport, with 9 trips on the local bus network and 1 trip on the tourist train included in the price of the Card.
  • The Granada Card gives you access to Granada's top monuments including the Cathedral, Royal Chapel, and Alhambra along with Nasrid Palaces (choose the hour of your visit to the Nasrid Palace entrance).
  • Explore the Moorish fortress of Alhambra and discover its complex decorative programs with enchanting gardens and fountains.
  • Save time and money as this card also allows 9 trips on the Granada bus network and 1 trip on the tourist train, which will help you easily get around the city.
  • You can choose to enjoy special night access to the Nasrid Palaces too.
  • Note: Choose the date to visit the Alhambra (time and hour of the Nasrid Palace entrance). The card will be valid for 24/48/72 hours after that first visit.

How To Use Your Granada City Card:

  • The Granada Card is not activated with the first use. Rather, you must choose the date and time of your visit to Alhambra while booking it. The card will remain valid for 24/48/72 hours after that first visit at your selected time slot.
  • You can also use the card to access public transport, with 9 trips on the local bus network and 1 trip on the tourist train included in the price of the Card.

Inclusions

  • Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces access (only night access included for the 24-hour card and Night Palaces variant)
  • Public Transportation in Granada (9 urban bus trips)
  • Granada's Tourist Train
  • Entrance to Alhambra, Cathedral, Royal Chapel, Cartuja, San Jeronimo's, Sacromonte abbey, Science Park, Zafra House, Royal quarters, Art museum, Museum of archeology.
  • Entrance to Corral del Carbón, Bañuelo, Casa del Horno del oro, Casas del Chapiz, Dar Al-horra Palace (72-hour card only)

Exclusions

  • Planetarium and the Biodromo at the Science Park
  • Entry to the Nasrid Palaces is timed and dated, hence visitors need to arrive punctually, while entry to the Alhambra itself is flexible on the selected date of visit.
  • Sacromonte Abbey’s visit is guided. You are requested to reach out to the venue to schedule a time to do the visit (0034 958 221 445).
  • The Granada Card does not include access to the Planetarium and to the Biodromo at the Science Park.
  • Monuments operate daily. They are closed on the 25th of December (Christmas Day) and the 1st of January.
  • Monuments visitation may be subject to alterations or cancellations without previous warning.

You need to collect your tickets from a bus terminal in one of the following locations:

  • Gran Vía 29-Sagrado Corazón
  • Gran Vía 32 - Sagrado Corazón
  • Gran Vía 7- Catedral
  • Gran Vía 4 - Catedral
  • Acera del Darro 8 - Puerta Real
  • Acera del Casino 5 - Puerta Real

You will need to insert the LOC BUS code (provided on your ticket) on the bus terminal screen. Check the bus terminal location map here.

  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Alhambra Premium Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

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€65
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Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
  • Skip the lines and discover the crown jewel of Spain on a small group tour of no more than 10 people.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Palace with a multilingual guide of your choice, and take a scenic stroll at the Generalife Gardens.
  • The immersive tour allows you to visit the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces, Generalife Gardens, Alcazaba, Palace of Carlos V, the unique Patio of the Lions, and the Bath of the Mosque.
  • Skip the lines and discover the crown jewel of Spain on a small group tour of no more than 10 people.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Palace with a multilingual guide of your choice, and take a scenic stroll at the Generalife Gardens.
  • The immersive tour allows you to visit the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces, Generalife Gardens, Alcazaba, Palace of Carlos V, the unique Patio of the Lions, and the Bath of the Mosque.

Inclusions

  • Intimate walking tour of the complex with a group of 10 or lesser
  • Skip-the-line entry to Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces
  • Access to the Court of Lions
  • English, French, German or Spanish-speaking professional guide

Exclusions

  • Headphones
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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All Alhambra Tickets: Private Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

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€120
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3 hr.
  • Explore Alhambra, Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, and Alcazaba in this 3-hour private tour with not more than 6 people.
  • You will be accompanied by an official guide and will be provided with headphones to help you hear better.
  • Your tour will include a visit to the Palace of Charles V, which houses the Alhambra Museum, known for its unique collection of Nasrid artworks.
  • The tour is available in English, Spanish, and French. Once you make your reservation, we will confirm the start time based on your preference and our available slots.
  • Explore Alhambra, Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, and Alcazaba in this 3-hour private tour with not more than 6 people.
  • You will be accompanied by an official guide and will be provided with headphones to help you hear better.
  • Your tour will include a visit to the Palace of Charles V, which houses the Alhambra Museum, known for its unique collection of Nasrid artworks.
  • The tour is available in English, Spanish, and French. Once you make your reservation, we will confirm the start time based on your preference and our available slots.

Inclusions

  • Access to Alhambra and Generalife
  • Entry to the Alcazaba and the Palace of Charles V
  • Private official guide

Exclusions

  • Headphones
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Alhambra Granada | UNESCO world heritage site 

The Alhambra is a medieval palace and fortress complex in Granada, Spain, known for its Moorish architecture, intricate carvings, and beautiful gardens. This UNESCO World Heritage Site showcases the artistic brilliance of the Nasrid Dynasty. As one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations, booking your tickets in advance is essential so you don’t miss out! Here’s all you need to know about Alhambra tickets.

Things to know before booking your tickets to Alhambra

  • Alhambra is one of Spain's most visited attractions. Due to its popularity, tickets can sell out weeks or even months in advance. Which is why planning and purchasing tickets up to 4 months in advance is highly recommended.
  • Access to the Nasrid Palaces, the jewel of the Alhambra, is strictly controlled and requires a time-specific ticket. 
  • Booking tickets in advance allows you to choose from a wider range of entry times and ticket types, including guided tours and audio guides. 
  • Please note that the Alhambra is a palace complex. If you would like to visit the Nasrid Palace, Generalife Gardens or the Alcazaba, make sure you select a ticket that includes access to the separate sub attractions.

Which Alhambra Granada ticket is best for you?

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If you are short on time

Go for: Skip the line tours
Duration: 2 hours
Guide: Guided Tour

  • Experience a comprehensive 2-hour tour covering the primary highlights of Alhambra, including the Generalife Gardens and Alcazaba.
  • With skip-the-line entry, you can bypass the usual wait times, allowing you to focus on enjoying the sights without the stress of delays or overcrowding.
  • Choose from guided tours available throughout the week in English, Spanish, French, German, or Italian.

Recommended Tours: 
Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Alhambra Complex, Alcazaba & Generalife without Nasrid Palaces

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If you prefer a more personalized experience

Go for: Premium Tours
Duration: 3 hr.
Guide: Guided tour

  • Embark on an intimate tour of the Alhambra with a maximum of 10 guests.
  • Benefit from a multilingual guide for a comprehensive understanding of this iconic site.
  • Visit key attractions, including Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba, Palace of Carlos V, the unique Patio of the Lions, and the Bath of the Mosque.

Recommended Tours: 
Skip-the-Line Premium Tour of Alhambra with Access to Nasrid Palaces

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If you are a history enthusiast

Go for: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
Duration: 2 hour - 3 hour
Guide: Guided tour

  • Explore the Alcazaba Fortress, the ancient military stronghold that provides panoramic views of Granada.
  • Choose a guided tour in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish.
  • Visit the Carlos V Palace, a Renaissance masterpiece within the complex. Learn about the architectural transition and historical context of this structure.

Recommended Tours: 
All Alhambra: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Nasrid Palace

If you are on a budget

Go for: Granada Card
Duration: Flexible Duration
Guide: No Guide

  • Gain access to Granada's key monuments, including the Cathedral, Royal Chapel, and the iconic Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces. 
  • Get the flexibility to choose when you go to the Nasrid Palace. 
  • Optimize your visit with the Granada Card, bundling 9 bus trips and 1 tourist train ride. Select from 24, 48, or 72-hour validity from your initial use.

Recommended Tours: 
Granada Card with Priority Access to Alhambra

Highlights of Alhambra Granada

Palace Rooms

Palace Rooms

The Salón de los Embajadore, the largest room in the Alhambra and Sala de los Abencerrajes showcase stunning Moorish architecture and intricate decorations. They were used for royal receptions and ceremonies.

Entrances and Statues

Entrances and Statues

The main entrances include the Puerta de las Granadas (Gate of Pomegranates) and the Puerta Judiciaria. A statue of Washington Irving stands nearby, he was an American author who played a significant role in popularizing Spain's Moorish past through his books like ‘Tales of the Alhambra.’ 

Patio de los Leones (Court of the Lions)

Patio de los Leones (Court of the Lions)

The central Fountain of the Lions is supported by twelve marble lions, symbolising strength. The decor surrounding the fountain includes an ornate gallery adorned with delicate stucco work, intricate arabesques, and geometric patterns, typical of Moorish architecture.

Patio de los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles)

Patio de los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles)

This is an extremely peaceful courtyard, offering the perfect place to take a break. The shimmering reflecting pool, bordered by manicured myrtles, creates a striking contrast against the pristine marble pavement. It serves as an entrance to the Palacio de Comares.

Plan your visit to Alhambra in Granada

Timings
Getting There
Facilities
Tips
Dining
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  • Lockers: Storage lockers are available at Alhambra, since attractions like the Nasrid Palace do not allow you to carry backpacks and luggage.
  • Baby Carriers: Free loan of baby carriers (up to 12 kg) 
  • Social Assistance Animals: Entry allowed with proper accreditation form.
  • Baby Changing Facilities: Baby changing tables are available in the toilets of the building next to Puerta del Vino and Generalife.
  • Wheelchair Loan Service: Wheelchair loan service available at the Access Pavilion, subject to availability.
  • Health Care Service: Emergency health care service located in the building next to Puerta del Vino.
  • Parking: Parking for bicycles and cars is available outside in Plaza de la Alhambra, next to the entrance pavilion.
  • Official Alhambra Bookstores: Three official bookstores are located at the Access Pavilion, Palace of Charles V, and in the city center at Calle Reyes Católicas.
  • Wi-Fi Access: free Wifi is available in the premises.
Tips
  • Book in Advance: Booking tickets to the Alhambra in advance is essential to guarantee your entry, especially during peak tourist seasons. 
  • Explore Generalife Gardens: Spend time exploring the beautiful Generalife Gardens. The serene atmosphere and greenery provide a delightful contrast to the palaces.
  • Follow the Recommended Route: The Alhambra has a recommended route to help you explore the site in a logical sequence. 
  • Courtyard of the Lions Fountain: Examine the fountain at the center of the Court of the Lions. The twelve lion statues supporting the fountain showcase remarkable craftsmanship.
  • Horseshoe Arches: Observe the numerous horseshoe arches throughout the complex, a characteristic feature of Islamic architecture.
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  • Parador de Granada: Located within the Alhambra complex, the Parador de Granada offers stunning views of the Generalife Gardens. Try: Salmorejo (a cold tomato soup)  and Espinacas a la Granadina (Granada-style Spinach)
  • Bodegas Castañeda: Situated in Plaza Nueva, this historic tavern is known for its Andalusian tapas. Bodegas Castañeda offers a cozy atmosphere and an extensive selection of wines. Try: Patatas a lo Pobre ( Andalusian  potato dish ) and Ensalada de la Casa ( House Salad ) 
  • Mirador de Morayma: Located in the Albayzín district, Mirador de Morayma provides a casual dining experience in a Moorish-style house. Try: Albóndigas de Berenjena (Eggplant Meatballs)  and Tarta de Queso con Frutas (Cheesecake with Fruit)
  • Café Baraka: Found in Albayzín, Café Baraka is known for its vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu. Try: Hummus con Verduras ( Hummus with Vegetables) and Berenjenas Rellenas ( Stuffed Eggplants)
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Budget Options: Pensión Alfin, Hostal Atenas, Hotel Inglaterra

Mid-Range Options: Hotel Comfort Dauro 2, Carmen Hotel, Eurostars Washington Irving

Luxury Options: Parador de Granada, Nazaríes Business & Spa

Cathedral of Granada
  • Cathedral of Granada: The Cathedral of Granada, or the Cathedral of Santa María de la Encarnación, is a stunning example of Spanish Renaissance architecture. 
  • Carmen de los Mártires: A historic garden with beautiful views of the Alhambra, Carmen de los Mártires is a peaceful retreat. Explore the gardens, ponds, and enjoy the tranquility.
  • Albayzín (Albaicín) Quarter: A UNESCO World Heritage site, Albayzín is the historic Moorish quarter of Granada. Wander through its narrow, winding streets filled with white-washed houses, discover hidden squares, and enjoy panoramic views of the Alhambra.
  • Royal Chapel of Granada: Adjacent to the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel houses the remains of Catholic Monarchs, Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand II.

Frequently asked questions about Alhambra Granada tickets

What is Alhambra?

The Alhambra is a medieval palace and fortress complex in Granada, Spain, known for its stunning Islamic architecture, intricate carvings, and beautiful gardens. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When should I book tickets to the Alhambra?

Owing to its popularity, tickets to the Alhambra often sell out weeks before. It is recommended that you book your ticket online well in advance of your trip to Granada.

What is the cancelation policy for Alhambra tickets?

 It depends on the Alhambra ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, for others there may be no refund available on cancellation. Please check before you make your reservation.

What can I access with my Alhambra ticket?

It would depend on the ticket chosen. If you would like to visit the Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces and Alcazaba, make sure they are included in your ticket. 

Does my Alhambra ticket include access to the Nasrid Palace?

 Not all Alhambra tickets include access to the Nasrid Palace. You would have to book tickets that specifically allow access into the Nasrid Palace.

How long will a tour of the Alhambra take?

The Alhambra complex is vast, with multiple attractions to visit; therefore it is recommended that you dedicate almost an entire day to this experience. Please also arrive about 30 minutes before your scheduled slot.

Is it necessary to print my Alhambra ticket, or can I show it on my smartphone?

You can show the electronic version of your ticket on your smartphone at the entrance. Make sure the barcode is clear for scanning.

Is there a dress code for visiting the Alhambra?

 While there isn't a strict dress code, visitors are advised to dress modestly out of respect for the historical and cultural significance of the site.

How do I get to the Alhambra?

The Alhambra is accessible by various means, including bus, taxi, and on foot. There are also car parks available for those arriving by private vehicle.