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Getting to Alhambra Granada - Location and Directions

Where is Alhambra Granada located?

Address: C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, Centro, 18009 Granada, Spain

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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 )

Getting to Alhambra Granada by public transportation

Alhambra Bus

By Bus

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.

Getting to Alhambra Granada by car

Driving Route

Driving Route

Best for: Convenience
Travel time: 15 minutes (from Granada City centre)
Distance: Approximately 16.8 kms

  • For private cars, access to the Alhambra is through the South Round. 
  • Follow the Granada beltway southbound (Motril), bordering the city. 
  • Look for the Alhambra (Ronda Sur) signs, guiding you to the monument's parking lot, where it is recommended to park your vehicle.
  • While expensive, a taxi is another convenient way to reach Alhambra. You can take a taxi from anywhere central in Granada and be dropped at the entrance.
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Parking Facilities

  • Since there's plenty of parking space available at the venue, taking a car is a pretty good option
  • The Alhambra car park offers 500 spaces which are guarded 24/7. 
  • There are four designated areas, with one dedicated to buses and caravans at the entrance.
  •  The last area is closest to the Generalife entrance, adjacent to the Access Pavilion where tickets are purchased, and tends to fill up first.
  • The parking fee at the Alhambra is 2.35 Euros per hour, but this may be subject to change.

Walk to Alhambra Granada

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.




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Frequently asked questions about directions to Alhambra Granada

What is the best way to reach the Alhambra by public transportation?

The C3 municipal bus line is a convenient option, starting from Calle Padre Suárez near Plaza Isabel la Católica and ending at Alhambra-Generalife.

How can I reach the Alhambra on foot?

 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.

What is the recommended route for private cars to the Alhambra?

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.

How do I get to Alhambra from Granada airport?

 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.

Is there parking available at the 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.

What is the cost of parking at the Alhambra?

The parking fee at the Alhambra is 2.35 Euros per hour.

Are there lockers available at the Alhambra for visitors?

Yes, lockers are available at the Alhambra. They are conveniently located a few meters away from the parking lot.

How far is the Generalife entrance from the Alhambra parking lot?

The Generalife entrance is closest to the last parking area, right next to the Access Pavilion where tickets are purchased.

Is there a specific area for buses and caravans at the Alhambra parking lot?

Yes, there is a designated area for buses and caravans, and it is the first one you'll encounter upon entering the parking lot.