What are Alhambra opening hours?
15 October to 31 March: Open daily from 8:30 AM to 6 PM
1 April to 14 October: Open daily from 8:30 AM to 8 PM
Where is Alhambra located?
C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, Centro, 18009 Granada, Spain
How many entrances does Alhambra have?
The Pavilion Entrance: This entrance is located on the east side of Alhambra.
The Gate of Justice or Puerta de la Justicia: This entrance is close to Alcazaba.
The Alhambra Palace is open throughout the year, except the 25th of December and the 1st of January. If you’re wondering which is the best time to visit the Alhambra, here’s a useful breakdown:
Access the Alhambra by private car via the South Round.
Follow the Granada beltway southbound (Motril direction), bordering the city.
Look for signs indicating Alhambra (Ronda Sur) to guide you to the monument's parking lot.
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.
There are two main entrances to Alhambra.
The Pavilion Entrance
This entrance is located on the east side of Alhambra and is accessible to visitors who do not have a ticket or need to get their QR code tickets. It is easily accessible by foot or public transportation
The Gate of Justice or Puerta de la Justicia: This entrance is for visitors who already have their QR code tickets. Please note that there is no ticket office here. This entrance is located near the Alcazaba fortress, one of the oldest and most significant structures within the Alhambra complex.
Budget: Hotel Anacapri, Pensión La Milagrosa
Mid-Range: Hotel Casa Morisca, Hotel Alhambra Palace
Luxury: Parador de Granada, Nazaríes Hotel & Spa
Granada Cathedral: Situated in the city center, Granada Cathedral is a magnificent example of Spanish Renaissance architecture, showcasing intricate interior decor, and stunning works of art, including sculptures, paintings, and altarpieces.
Granada Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias): Situated a short distance from the Alhambra, the Granada Science Park is an interactive museum and educational center dedicated to science, technology, and innovation.
Monastery of Saint Jerome (Monasterio de San Jerónimo): The monastery houses the tombs of Queen Isabella I of Castile and her husband, King Ferdinand II of Aragon, known as the Catholic Monarchs.
Albayzín Hammams :The Albayzín neighborhood is home to several historic, traditional Arab baths, or hammams, where visitors can relax and rejuvenate in steam rooms, hot pools, and massage facilities.
Tickets to the Alhambra can be purchased online or at the ticket office located near the Pavilion Entrance. It's recommended to buy tickets online in advance, especially during peak seasons, as they often sell out quickly.
The standard Alhambra ticket includes access to the Alcazaba fortress, the Nasrid Palaces, the Generalife gardens, and the Alhambra Museum. Some tickets may also include access to additional areas.
The duration of a visit to the Alhambra can vary depending on individual interests and the areas you choose to explore. On average, visitors spend about 3-4 hours exploring the main attractions, but you could easily spend a full day exploring all the different areas in detail.
While there is no strict dress code, visitors are encouraged to dress modestly and respectfully, especially when visiting religious or historic sites within the complex. Avoid wearing swimwear, revealing clothing, or clothing with offensive language or symbols.
Outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the Alhambra complex, except for water in plastic bottles. There are cafes and snack bars available within the complex where you can purchase refreshments.
Limited parking is available near the Alhambra complex, but it can fill up quickly, especially during peak tourist seasons. It's recommended to use public transportation or park in one of the designated parking areas in the city center and take a bus or taxi to the Alhambra.
Yes, children of all ages are welcome to visit the Alhambra, but strollers may not be allowed inside certain areas, such as the Nasrid Palaces.
Yes, there are restroom facilities available at various locations within the Alhambra complex, including near the entrance gates, the Nasrid Palaces, and the Generalife gardens.
From 15 October to 31 March it is open daily 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM and from 1 April to 14 October it is open daily 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM.
Alhambra is accessible by public transportation, including bus and taxi services. Visitors can take the C3 municipal bus line, which stops near the Alhambra entrance, or hail a taxi from various locations in Granada.