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The Alhambra

Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain
958 027 971
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The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles..
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada, Spain
Realejo - San Matias
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958 027 971
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Reviewed today via mobile

An absolute must see. Make sure you book your tickets really early. Also the Dublo D’Oro tickets can include Alhambra and includes other great sites.

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Reviewed today

The Alhambra is an old Moorish palace that overlooks the city of Granada. It was built in the 13th century from the ruins of 9th century Roman fortifications. Once the Christians took the region back from the Moors in 1492, it became a royal palace...More

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Reviewed today

Alhambra is an amazing experience and so rich with history! It is beautiful from every angle and corner! It is a true masterpiece to see. The views of it and from it are breathtaking. You can see all of Granada.

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Reviewed today via mobile

Go to the Alhambra. You cannot truly know the city if you do not visit this incredible palace. The architecture and history of it is breathtaking, as are the views! Look to purchase tickets in advance, they often sell out and whatever is left, is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great experience - a must do while in Spain. Granada is very beautiful and near Malaga. Lots to do and see but La Alhambra - with it's incredible history - is a must see.

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Reviewed yesterday

First of all, online tickets are not easy to find/book. But for us, the hotel we stayed, helped buy tickets with their 'agent' quota. They said, be at the entrance at 9am. So, 2 families, with 2 kids in tow, reached the gates of Alhambra...More

Thank sunny1190
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Reviewed yesterday

Be sure to book your tickets in advance. This is a very popular destination (8th most popular monument in the world). So much to see - architecture, gardens, views etc. We spent about 4 hours in total here including lunch at the Parador cafe.

1  Thank Martin W
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Reviewed yesterday

When I think of my pre-conceived ideas of Spain, the Alhambra completely captures everything I would expect. The integration of different cultures and the setting of where this palace and castle are located make it breathtaking alone, now add in the hundreds if not thousands...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a guide for our tour of The Alhambra and I would strongly advise using one. The site has so much to see and the splendor is in the details. Our guide explained the reasons behind the design of the gardens, the use of water,...More

1  Thank Ralph K
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Reviewed yesterday

If you enjoy appreciating the skills and craftsmanship from many centuries past The Alhambra is a must see venue. The complex is large so allow several hours for your visit & there is a reasonable amount of walking. The views over Granada and the Sierra...More

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Anne K
10 April 2018|
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Response from anypomp | Reviewed this property |
when you have a ticket you don't have to wait in the rows. You can pass and walk to the gate, There they scan your ticket and you can enter. Be on the time of your ticket (half an hour earlier) at the left side of the palace... More
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betsy3495
4 April 2018|
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Response from Eliana708 | Reviewed this property |
Hello I bought the ticket on line via official page of Alhambra and Generalife There were no problem in entrance, just print your ticket (with bar code) and with that printed paper you enter in Alhambra and Generalife (the... More
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Response from Annabellatravels | Reviewed this property |
We hired a car from Malaga for our stay as we were touring. We stayed in the centre of Granada in order to visit the Alhambra. Parking is a nightmare. We parked in an underground public car park that our hotel had special... More
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