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Alhambra Tickets with Nasrid Palace

€14.85
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2 hr. - 3 hr.
  • Explore the Alcazaba, all 3 of the Nasrid Palaces, and the lush Moorish gardens of Generalife.
  • Admire the different architectural styles that make up the Alhambra Palace.
  • Your tickets also include access to the Palace of Carlos V, the Museum of the Alhambra, and the Bath of the Mosque.
  • Take your pick from English, Spanish, or French guided tours with expert guides.
  • The timed entry is only for the Nasrid Palaces. Feel free to roam about the rest of the attraction at your whim and fancy.
  • Note: 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.
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen for this experience.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Granada Card with Priority Access to Alhambra

€40
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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.
  • 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.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Granada Card 24-hour
  • Granada Card 48-hour
  • Granada Card 72-hour

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 the 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.
  • Alhambra with Nasrid Palaces access (only night access included for the 24-hour card)
  • 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)
  • Entry to the Alhambra Palace is timed. When you book your Granada Card, it is obligatory to choose the date and the time of your visit to the Alhambra Palace.
  • Nasrid Palaces visit must be done at the specific time shown on the ticket.
  • 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 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.

  • Children (2-11 years old) are eligible for reduced ticket prices.
  • Children below the age of 2 do not need to purchase the Granada City Card. Families can request free entrance for infants at the main entrance of the monuments. Pushchairs are not permitted.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Guided Alhambra Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

€36
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2 hr. - 3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Explore the opulent seat of the Nasrid Emirs on this 3-hour guided tour, with access to all parts of the Alhambra that are open to the public.
  • Have the liberty to choose between an English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish guided tour, and understand this historic work of art better with the help of an experienced guide.
  • Your itinerary will include the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces, the Generalife Gardens, the Alcazaba, the Palace of Carlos V, the unique Patio of the Lions, and the Bath of the Mosque.
  • Note: 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.

Small-Group Alhambra Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

€54
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3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • 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 multi-lingual 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.
  • Children under the age of 11 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets (carry a valid photo ID).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Alhambra Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Alcazaba & Generalife

€30
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Guided Tour
  • This wholesome 3-hour tour of the Alhambra allows you access to the plush Generalife Gardens, Alhambra, and Alcazaba.
  • With guided tours that run throughout the week in English, Spanish and a Bilingual tour with both, this experience allows you convenient and seamless access to the Alhambra.
  • Gain skip the line entry into the Alhambra 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.
  • Entrance to the Nasrid Palaces is not included.

This ticket has the following options that you choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • Bilingual Guided Tour
  • Children under the age of 12 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets (carry a valid photo ID).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

From Sevilla : All Alhambra Skip the Line Guided Tour

€139
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12 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Depart from Seville and head to the Alhambra for a guided tour through its palace complex and surroundings.
  • Grasp the subtleties of the Islamic architecture and art that festoon the palace, with critical insights from your expert guide into its history and roots.
  • Visit the many attractions housed in the Alhambra complex, such as the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife.
  • Children aged 11 and under enjoy reduced prices on their tickets (carry a valid photo ID).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Skip-the-line Admission Tickets to Alhambra, Albaicin and Sacromonte

€75
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5 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Get skip-the-line access to the Alhambra, the Albaicin, and the Nasrid Palaces.
  • Tour around the Albaicin district and visit Bañuelo, Dar Al-Horra Palace, and the House of the Gold Oven.
  • Stroll through the magnificent Generalife Gardens.
  • Pass by historic landmarks like the Alcazaba, Bath of the Mosque, and many more!
  • Explore Europe's Love Letter to the Moorish Culture.
  • Discover Nasrid Artworks and the Gothic Palace with spectacular architecture.

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.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

An official UNESCO heritage site, the Alhambra is one of Spain’s top-visited sites, drawing more than 6,000 visitors each day. The Alhambra palace is perched on the top of a hill, overlooking the old town of Granada and set against a beautiful backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

This marvelous piece of Islamic architecture was originally built in the 9th Century as a walled city. The current structure dates back to the 13th and 14th Centuries when it served as a residence for the Moorish monarchs of the Nasrid dynasties. The name Alhambra is derived from the Arabic phrase Al-Qala’a Al-Hamra (the Red Castle) due to the reddish color of its outer walls.

There’s plenty to see and do here! With an Alhambra ticket, you get access to the stunning Generalife Gardens, Alcazaba military fortress, and the pivotal attraction, the Nasrid Palaces. 

Your Alhambra Tickets Explained

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Skip the Line

Since the Alhambra is one of Spain’s most-visited attractions, visitors will always experience long waiting lines at the entrance. The best way to avoid wasting time is by opting for skip-the-line Alhambra tickets. With this ticket, you can bypass the long waiting lines and get priority access to the Alhambra, including the Alcazaba fortress, Generalife Gardens and if included in your ticket, the Nasrid Palaces.

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Guided Tours

There’s no better way to explore the historic structure than by opting for an Alhambra guided tour. Your local tour guide can speak several languages including but not limited to English, Spanish and French. They will guide you through all the important areas of the Alhambra complex including the Alcazaba fortress and Generalife gardens, informing you about its history, architecture and design, and other interesting trivia.

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Nasrid Palace

The Nasrid Palace is the main attraction of the Alhambra, visited by millions of visitors each year. Owing to its popularity, a standard Alhambra ticket does not include access to the Nasrid Palace -- you would have to book a ticket that specifically provides access to it. This ticket would give you skip the line access and a guided tour of Nasrid Palace.

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Return Transfers

If you’re looking to save time on commute, opt for Alhambra tickets that provide return transfers. By opting for a ticket with return transfers, you don’t have to worry about planning transport from your hotel to the Alhambra, and back again. As part of this ticket, you will be picked up directly from your hotel, taken to the Alhambra, and then dropped right back.

Explore the Alhambra

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Nasrid Palace

The Nasrid Palace is the Alhambra’s central attraction, showcasing the finest Islamic-era architecture in Europe. It boasts perfectly-proportioned rooms and courtyards, intricately-molded stucco walls, beautiful tiling, finely-carved wooden ceilings, elegant patios and beautiful facades with complex Islamic geometric designs.

This iconic structure was the official residence of the first Moorish king, Mohammad I, and has continued to serve as the seat of the Nasrid emirs. The Nasrid Palaces are divided into three key areas: the entrance through Mexuar which is the administrative and public part of the complex, the Palacio de Comares which was the emir's official and private residence, and the Palacio de Los Leones which served as a private area for the royal family.

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Alcazaba

This military rampart is the oldest segment of the Alhambra, dating back to the 9th Century. Built and originally used as a residential quarter by King Mohammad I, until the completion of the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba fortress was mainly used for military purposes.

Although the fortress is mostly in ruins, the Torre de la Vela or the Watchtower is definitely worth a visit. Once you climb up the winding staircase leading up to the tower, you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking views, including the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the backdrop. The tower is also historically significant as the one where the cross and banners of the Reconquista were raised in January of 1492.

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Generalife Gardens

The Generalife, the emirs’ gorgeous summer estate, dates back to the 14th Century and derives its name from the Arabic phrase, Jinan Al-‘Arif, meaning ‘the overseer’s gardens’. Situated farthest away from the rest of the Alhambra buildings, the enchanting Generalife gardens and palace were used as the emirs’ summer home. The perfectly manicured rectangular gardens are laden with colorful flowers, towering trees, an amphitheater and small fountains, evoking resplendent imagery. 

While you stroll through these gardens, you will arrive at a string of elegantly-designed rectangular plots, the Jardines Nuevos or the Lower Gardens. These lead up to the whitewashed Palacio del Generalife, the emirs’ summer palace, from where you can see the Alcazaba Fortress.

Plan Your Visit

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Getting There
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What are opening hours of the Alhambra?

Alhambra opening hours vary based on the time of year you plan to visit:

From April to mid-October: 08:30 AM to 08:00 PM.
From mid-October to end of March: 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM.

The Alhambra is open on all days of the week.

When is the Alhambra closed?

The Alhambra is closed on January 1 and December 25. It is otherwise open through the year and every day of the week.

What is the best time to visit the Alhambra?

The best time to visit the Alhambra is between April to June and September to November. During spring, you can enjoy the Generalife gardens in full bloom, while fall season offers pleasant weather and less crowds. The busiest time of the year is during summer, between June to September.

How do I get to the Alhambra?

Getting to the Alhambra is possible by car, taxi or bus. You can also opt for Alhambra tickets that include return transfers.

Can I take the bus to the Alhambra?

Yes, if you want to get to the Alhambra by bus, you can take buses C3, C30 or C32. They will drop you directly in front of the Alhambra entrance.

Can I take a taxi or car to the Alhambra?

Yes, you can take a car or taxi to get to the Alhambra. A journey from Granada center to the Alhambra would take about 10-15 minutes.

How can I skip the lines at the Alhambra?

You can avoid long waiting lines by opting for skip-the-line Alhambra tickets. With these, you get priority access to major attractions at the Alhambra, including the Alcazaba and Generalife gardens.

Can I access the Nasrid Palace with my Alhambra skip-the-line ticket?

Not all Alhambra tickets include access to the Nasrid Palace. When you purchase Alhambra tickets that specifically include access to the Nasrid Palace, you get skip-the-line access as well.

Do my skip-the-line Alhambra tickets include guided tours?

Yes. Your Alhambra skip-the-line tickets do include a local, multilingual tour guide.

Is the Alhambra wheelchair-accessible?

Most areas of the Alhambra are accessible by those on wheelchairs. Areas like the Generalife Gardens and some parts of the Nasrid Palace are accessible with assistance by those with limited mobility. However, areas like the Alcazaba are not wheelchair-accessible owing to its ancient structure.

Can I store my luggage at the Alhambra?

Yes. Storage lockers have been made available at the Granada for visitors, since attractions like the Nasrid Palace do not allow you to carry backpacks and luggage.

Are there places to eat and drink inside the Alhambra?

Yes, small cafeterias and vending machines have been made available to the public inside the Alhambra.

Are parking spaces available at the Alhambra?

Yes, paid parking has been made available right outside the Alhambra for visitors.

Alhambra Tickets FAQs

Q. Is it safe to visit the Alhambra post-COVID-19?

A. To ensure the safety of its visitors, the Colosseum now encourages online reservations. Several safety measures and guidelines have also been enforced to ensure the safety of its visitors.

Q. What are the safety measures and guidelines in place at the Alhambra?

A. In light of COVID-19, multiple health and safety measures have been enforced. The Alhambra now accepts online reservations. It is mandatory that visitors wear masks that cover their nose and face throughout their entire visit; audio guide devices will not be available to the public. Guided tours have been limited to groups of 25.

Q. Are Alhambra tickets available online post-COVID-19?

A. Yes. You can book your Alhambra tickets online now. Ensure that you carry an e-ticket or a physical copy of your ticket, along with a valid government ID to the site.

Q. What is the cancelation policy for Alhambra tickets?

A. 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 cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation.

Q. What is the maximum group size for guided Alhambra tours?

A. The Alhambra is accepting guided tour groups with a maximum of 25 guests.

Q. What are Alhambra opening hours post-COVID-19? 

A. Alhambra opening hours post-COVID-19 remain the same. From 1 April to 14 October, it is open between 08:30 AM to 08:00 PM; from 15 October to 31 March, between 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM.

Q. What parts of the Alhambra are open to the public post-COVID-19?

A. The Alcazaba, Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palace and Palace of Charles V are open to the public post-COVID-19.

Q. What can I access with my Alhambra ticket?

A. A standard Alhambra ticket includes skip-the-line access to attractions like the Generalife gardens, Alcazaba fortress and Palace of Charles V among others.

Q. Does my Alhambra ticket include access to the Nasrid Palace?

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

Q. Does my Alhambra ticket include guided tours?

A. Yes. Your Alhambra ticket includes guided tours of the major attractions within the complex.

Q. What does a return transfer to the Alhambra ticket include?

A. Some Alhambra tickets include return transfers; you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel after your tour, allowing you to save time and money planning commute for your experience.

Q. Can I get skip-the-line Alhambra tickets?

A. Yes. Your Alhambra tickets include skip the line access to major attractions within the complex. This allows you to bypass the long waiting lines.

Q. What is the cancelation policy for Alhambra tickets?

A. Most Alhambra tickets cannot be canceled, rescheduled or amended. It is highly recommended that you plan your trip in advance.

Q. How long will a tour of the Alhambra take?

A. 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.

Q. When should I book tickets to the Alhambra?

A. 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 to your trip to Granada.