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The Alhambra
Ranked #1 of 236 things to do in Granada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The second most visited site in Europe: this breathtaking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles..
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We went to the Nasrid palace, Generalife, and Alcazaba. Those seem like the core must see places for any visit. Doing a guided tour was nice as we could go right in and they took care of the timing for the Nasrid palace. Our tour provider was granavision and they were just ok. I would suggest trying another.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

My husband and I have been entranced by the Alhambra for many years. It wasn't until we started to plan our trip to Spain that we really understood the Alhambra Complex - Nasrid Palace, Carlos V, Alcazaba and Generalife. Words cannot describe the beauty and majesty of the place. We did a nighttime visit to the Nasrid Palace, and then daytime visits to Nasrid Palace, Charles V, Alcazaba and Generalife. You may have to get creative to find tickets (even further than 30 days in advance). Check the Doble de Oro and Granada Card options if it looks like tickets are sold out. Much of the area and the Carlos V Palace is free. The museum inside Carlos V, and the special exhibits are quite nice and the acoustics from the center of Carlos V are perfect. Would highly recommend that if you have time, spend more than a few hours to explore - there is much to see and its easy to miss if you are in a hurry. We did not use a guide, but had no problem figuring out where we were nor did we have to hurry along. Once you are in the ticketed areas you can stay as long as you want, but make sure you are in line for your time window. We stayed just down the hill from the complex, but it is quite a hill. Save your legs for exploring and take a taxi or the bus up/down the hill. I am sure we will return.

Thank PLMcDowell
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The tour was slightly rushed as the place was very busy and the tour guide kept us moving along. The ear phones to hear the guide were not always very receptive especially when in the vicinity of another tour guide. The site is very impressive and worth a visit, but it would be nice to wander about in your own time.

Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Wasn't really expecting the visual over-load and quite the magnificence of the geometric carving and Islamic design. Absolutely breath-taking. You go to somewhere like the Taj Mahal where you expect this brilliance and you get it in a controlled dose. At Alhambra it keeps on coming' it's an assault on the senses. The Plaza de Nazaríes is one of the most amazing places I've been to. Unexpected in it's awe and wonder.

Anyway, of the practicalities... Book online, and if you get a random error message about exceeding the number of visits, it's probably because you've written "passport" in the "ID" field rather than your passport number. Do that and it's all good :)

Thank meanderingmango
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This place is beautiful and definitely worth the visit. There is so much to say about this place, but if I were to give one piece of advice, make sure you look at the one room that actually still has the stained glass. Once you see that shining on the wall, you will only be able to imagine how amazing and beautiful this place would have been back in the day when it was all stained glass. It would have almost been a "trip." Anyway, check this out...so very cool.

Thank mac2jeter
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