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Alhambra Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Entry to Nasrid Palaces

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Go on a guided tour of the entire Alhambra complex, including Medina, the Alcazaba Fortress, and, the famous Nasrid Palaces.

Highlights

  • Explore all of Alhambra, from the Nasrid Palaces, the Generalife Gardens, the Alcazaba, the Palace of Carlos V, the unique Patio of the Lions, and the Bath of the Mosque.

  • Be accompanied by your choice of an expert English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish-speaking guide.

  • Wander through the Alcazaba, a fortified military structure, then ascend the Torre de la Vela for breathtaking views of the Albaicín neighborhood.

  • Upgrade for exclusive nighttime access with fewer crowds and delve into its history with complimentary audio headsets for clear narration.

  • Fun fact: The name "Alhambra" is derived from Arabic, meaning "The Red One," likely due to the reddish color of the walls.

Inclusions

  • Full-day guided tour of Alhambra complex

  • Access to Nasrid Palaces

  • English, French, Spanish, German, or Italian guide

  • Access to Palace of Charles V

  • Access to Generalife Gardens

  • Access to Medina

  • Access to the Alcazaba Fortress

  • Exclusive night-time access (optional)

  • Headphones (optional)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from France, United Kingdom, United States and over 43 countries have loved this experience
Horváth Katalin

Horváth

5/5

May, 2024

Everything was perfect. The guide was waiting for you at the entrance. We had so many negative experiences that he was in a hurry and we couldn't see anything patiently. There was a huge crowd, everyone pushing each other, one group after another. In the end we could go back to the garden and have a quiet look. The palace is beautiful, I think the 8th wonder of the world.
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Andrew Michael Wilson

Andrew

3/5

May, 2024

Didn't really love it -, the group was too large, the information was sketchy and there were too many bottle necks with other groups. We felt we'd have been better off with an audio guide going at our own pace. The guide was very sweet but not enough detail and as audio quality was poor that did not help matters.
GIRONA DIDIER

Girona

5/5

May, 2024

Parfait, superbe découverte de l'alhambra avec un super guide, Ada. Mille merci à elle pour sa gentillesse et ses explications.
Rosemary Tansley

Rosemary

5/5

May, 2024

We booked a guided tour of the Alhambra only because we were too late to get ordinary tickets! We felt it was pretty expensive , and were slightly apprehensive about being part of a large group of people for three hours. However, the tour turned out by chance to be just for our family, and was conducted by a most courteous and scholarly gentleman called Eduardo. He is a professor of history, and his knowledge of the palaces is prodigious. He made the experience really memorable and personal, talking to each of us and answering our questions. He was happy for us to have a brief rest halfway through to recharge our batteries, which was much needed, and after the three hour time period booked was over, we were still talking about the surroundings, strolling in the sunshine of the gardens. A truly memorable afternoon of enjoyment for which we are most appreciative.
BERTHON- BOILEAU Anne Marie

Berthon-

5/5

May, 2024

The guide was very educational, giving lots of explanations and repeating them. She went at the pace of the group, with time for photos and even a break in the middle of the tour. All the monuments are magnificent, as are the gardens.
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Explore Alhambra with a guide

Gain entry to the Alhambra, a National and Artistic Monument of Spain, on this guided tour. Walk through the passages and admire the different styles of architecture that were used as the Palace expanded. Whether you choose a regular day time tour or a unique nighttime tour, get the complete picture of the complex.

Choose a skilled guide fluent in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish, offering insights into the palace's history, complemented by clear audio headsets.

Visit other wonders of Alhambra

This ticket grants access to several other attractions within the Alhambra complex. Explore the Palace of Charles V, an architectural marvel blending Plateresque, Gothic, and Spanish styles, renowned for its unique collection of Hispano-Muslim and Nasrid artworks. Discover the Generalife, known as the Architect's Garden, one of the oldest Moorish gardens featuring cool turquoise water, flower beds, and lush greenery. Don't miss the Alcazaba, one of the oldest structures in the Alhambra, serving as both a fortress and a watchtower during the Nasrid rule.

Nasrid Palace and Medina

While many structures within the Nasrid Palaces have succumbed to time, some endure, including the Mexuar, once a prominent part of the palace, and the Court of Lions (Palacio de Los Leones), along with more private areas.

After exploring the Nasrid Palaces, accompany your guide to the Medina, a citadel featuring remnants of ovens, silos, cisterns, public baths, workshops, and residences of government officials, employees, and court servants, accessible via a challenging route.

What to bring

  • 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.

What's not allowed

  • This tour is not easily accessible for those with mobility impairments.

Additional information

  • 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.

  • Keep in mind that the start time of the tour may vary according to the availability of the Alhambra.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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