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Granada Pass with Priority Access to Alhambra

Alhambra Access
City Pass
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Visiting a variety of monuments and historical attractions in the city of Granada, all with one card!

  • The Granada City Card gives you access to Alhambra (including Alcazaba, Generalife, and the Nasrid Palaces), Cathedral, Royal Chapel, Cartuja Monastery, San Jerónimo Monastery, Science Park Museum, Zafra’s House, Cuarto Real, Sacromonte Abbey, and Casa de Los Tiros Museum
  • 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
  • The card is valid for 5 consecutive days before the date is chosen and ends on the day of your visit to the Alhambra
  • Discounted tickets: Children (2-11 years old) are eligible for reduced ticket prices
  • These tickets cannot be canceled/refunded once the booking has been confirmed
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Fast Track Tickets to Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces

Skip the line access
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Skip the line access to tour the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces

  • Explore the Alcazaba, all 3 of the Nasrid Palaces and the lush Moorish gardens of Generalife
  • Admire the different architectural styles 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
  • Discounted tickets: Children ages 12-16 yrs enjoy reduced pricing. 12 yrs and below go free
  • This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled
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All Alhambra: Skip the Line Guided Tour With Nasrid palaces

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Nasrid Palaces Included
Guided Tour
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An all-inclusive guided tour of the Alhambra with skip the line access

  • 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 a Bilingual, English, French 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
  • These tickets allow you to reschedule your visiting dates
  • Discounted tickets: Children aged 3 - 11 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets
  • This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled
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All Alhambra: Entry + Audioguide Tickets with Nasrid Palaces

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Nasrid Palaces Included
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Visit the heart of the Alhambra, its stunning palace complex on this self-guided tour!

  • Pick up your tickets from the redemption point and make your way to the Alhambra
  • Walk along the palace complex and learn about the history of Granada with the help of your audio guide
  • Explore the centerpiece of Alhambra, the Palacios Nazaríes
  • See the Palacio de Comares, the Emir's private residence; and the Palacio de los Leones, where the royal family and harem were housed
  • Stroll through the Generalife, the gorgeous summer estate of the Sultan that dates back to the 14th century
  • Admire the carefully tended-to pathways, fountains, trees and flowers of every imaginable hue here
  • Ages 6yrs and below go free. Ages 7-11yrs enjoy reduced pricing
  • Get a 50% refund on canceling this ticket up to 72h before the schedule
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Alhambra Skip the Line Guided tour with Alcazaba & Generalife

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Guided Tour
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Guided tour of Alhambra with skip the line access to Alcazaba and Generalife

  • 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
  • Discounted tickets: Children under the age of 12 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled
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All Alhambra : Skip the Line Premium Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Skip The Line
Guided Tour
Small group of less than 10 guests
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A premium tour of Alhambra in its entirety!

  • 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
  • Discounted tickets: Children under the age of 11 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled
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Alhambra Omgeving Rondleiding

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From Sevilla : All Alhambra Skip the Line Guided Tour

Alhambra Access
Guided Tour
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Hotel Pickup Drop-off
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Guided day tour of Alhambra from Seville with skip the line access

  • 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
  • Discounted tickets: Children aged 11 and under enjoy reduced prices on their tickets
  • These tickets cannot be canceled/refunded once the booking has been confirmed
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Alhambra Tickets

An official UNESCO heritage site, the Alhambra is one of Spain’s top visited sites, drawing over 6000 people every day. It’s a fortress and palace perched on the top of a hill, overlooking the old town of Granada and set against a backdrop of the Sierra Nevada peaks. 
This marvelous piece of Islamic architecture was originally built in the 9th century as a walled city but 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 derives from the Arabic al-qala’a al-hamra (the Red Castle) due to the reddish color of its outer walls.

Nasrid Palaces

The Nasrid Palaces is the Alhambra’s central attraction and showcases the finest Islamic architecture in Europe, owing to the perfectly proportioned rooms and courtyards, intricately moulded stucco walls, beautiful tiling, finely carved wooden ceilings, elegant patios and beautiful facades with complex Islamic geometric designs.

It 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, the administrative and public part of the complex, the Palacio de Comares, the emir's official and private residence, and the Palacio de Los Leones, a private area for the royal family.

Generalife Gardens

The Generalife, the emirs’ gorgeous summer estate, dates to the 14th century and derives its name from the Arabic jinan al-‘arif, meaning ‘the overseer’s gardens’. Situated farthest away from the rest of the Alhambra buildings, the enchanting Generalife palace and gardens used to the emirs’ summer home. The perfectly manicured rectangular gardens, with colorful flowers, towering trees, an amphitheater and small fountains evoke a resplendent imagery. 

As you leisurely stroll through these gardens, you will arrive at a string of elegantly designed rectangular plots, the Jardines Nuevos or the Lower Gardens, which lead up to the whitewashed Palacio del Generalife, the emirs’ summer palace. From here you can see the Alcazaba Fortress on the other side of the hill.


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 a must visit. Once you climb up the winding staircase leading up to the tower, be prepared to be mesmerized by the breathtaking views, including the Sierra Nevada 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.

Alhambra Timings & Best Time To Visit

The opening hours of the Alhambra in Granada are as follows:

Mid-October to end March: daily from 8:30am to 6pm

April to mid-October: daily from 8:30am to 8pm

Please note that the Alhambra remains closed on December 25 and January 1.

Best Time To Visit The Alhambra

The best time of the year to visit Alhambra is during the Spring months of April-June, when the weather is comfortably warm and the Generalife gardens are in full bloom. The Fall months of September-November experience pleasant temperatures and it is a great time to visit if you wish to avoid the crowds. Try to avoid the Summer months of June-August as the temperature sometimes soars to 40°C.

As expected, weekends attract more people than weekdays. As the Alhambra complex is an expansive site and requires quite a bit of walking, it will take you 3-4 hours to go around the place. We suggest you visit either early in the morning or later in the day to avoid the day-trip bus parties and tour groups. Early morning is also a good idea during summers to beat the heat. You can start with the Nasrid Palaces and book the earliest spot of the day (8:30 am) before the hordes arrive and it becomes impossible to take photos.

Getting To The Alhambra Using Public Transportation in Granada

There are two entrances to reach the Alhambra – the pavilion main entrance to the far east of the Alhambra and near the Generalife and the Gate of Justice entrance, which is closer to the old town but only for visitors with QR barcoded tickets.

Bus – For €1.40, the C32 or C30 city bus will pick you up at the Plaza Isabel and drop you off near the ticket office at the entrance to the Alhambra. Buses leave every 10 minutes.

Car – Getting to the Alhambra by car will take about 10 minutes. Several parking lots are available near the Pavilion entrance. Tickets cost €6.35 for 3 hours and €8.15 for 4 hours. However, driving is restricted in many parts of the old town, so it’s better to use the main roads circling around the center and approach the Alhambra from the south.

However, driving is restricted in many parts of the old town, so it’s better to use the main roads circling around the center and approach the Alhambra from the south.

Taxi – Taxis from the city center will cost about €6-8, depending on where your accommodation is located. Taxis are the most affordable and convenient option to get to the Alhambra.

Visiting The Alhambra - Insider Tips

  1. Don’t be late - Due to the popularity of the Nasrid Palace, the guards only allow 300 people in every half hour. This means you must choose the exact time slot you wish to visit when you buy your ticket and reach the gate on time.
  2. The best views - As the Alhambra towers over Granada, soak in the fantastic views of the town and the Sierra Nevada peaks from the watchtower in the Alcazaba fort, from the windows in the Nasrid Palaces, and from the Generalife Palace.
  3. Travel light - Only small backpacks are allowed inside the Alhambra complex – coin lockers are available at both entrances. Inside the Nasrid Palace, it is compulsory to carry backpacks in front or by hand. 
  4. No strollers - Although they are not allowed inside the Nasrid Palaces, there is a free service for loaning baby-carrying backpacks. 
  5. No tripods - Sad news for many photo enthusiasts but do not carry a tripod to the Alhambra complex.
  6. Carry identification - Always carry your ID, preferably your passport. There are check points each time you enter a different palace.
  7. Keep tickets handy - Tickets are scanned at multiple points, such as before entering the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba, and Generalife. So keep them undamaged and at hand.