Address: C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, Centro, 18009 Granada, Spain
The Alhambra is located in Granada, Spain, perched atop the Sabika Hill, offering breathtaking views of the city and surrounding mountains.
Nearest Landmark: The Cathedral of Granada ( approximately 2.5 kilometers away )
Best for: Budget travel
Travel time: 22 minutes ( from Plaza Isabel la Católica )
Nearest stop: Alhambra-Generalife
To reach the Alhambra by bus, take the C3 municipal bus line. The journey begins at Calle Padre Suárez, near Plaza Isabel la Católica. Ride the bus until you reach the final stop, Alhambra-Generalife, which is the closest point to the Alhambra complex.
Best for: Convenience
Travel time: 15 minutes (from Granada City centre)
Distance: Approximately 16.8 kms
Best for: Eco-friendly travel
Travel time: 25 minutes ( from Plaza Nueva )
Distance: 1.7 km
For those who enjoy walking, the optimal route is to ascend from Plaza Nueva following either Cuesta de Gomérez or the Cuesta de los Chinos streets.
Alternatively, take the path from Paseo de los Tristes or through the Realejo neighborhood to Alhambra Palace Hotel starting from Campo del Principe square.
Each walking option involves a relatively steep climb of approximately 1 km.
The C3 municipal bus line is a convenient option, starting from Calle Padre Suárez near Plaza Isabel la Católica and ending at Alhambra-Generalife.
If you prefer walking, you can choose various routes, such as ascending from Plaza Nueva through Cuesta de Gomérez or Cuesta de los Chinos streets, walking from Paseo de los Tristes, or taking a path through the Realejo neighborhood to Alhambra Palace Hotel from Campo del Principe square.
Private cars should use the South Round. Follow the Granada beltway southbound (Motril), look for Alhambra (Ronda Sur) signs, and head to the monument's parking lot. The parking fee is 2.35 Euros per hour.
From Granada airport, take the A-92 motorway, head towards the Granada ring road, take exit 132 for Ronda Sur, and then exit 5-A for Alhambra.
Yes, there is a parking lot at the Alhambra with 500 seats. The parking is guarded 24/7, and there are designated areas for different vehicle types.
The parking fee at the Alhambra is 2.35 Euros per hour.
Yes, lockers are available at the Alhambra. They are conveniently located a few meters away from the parking lot.
The Generalife entrance is closest to the last parking area, right next to the Access Pavilion where tickets are purchased.
Yes, there is a designated area for buses and caravans, and it is the first one you'll encounter upon entering the parking lot.