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The Alhambra (Wonders of the World)

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When can I visit?

The palace is open all year, except for December 25 (Christmas) and January 1 (New Year’s Day).

What are the opening times?

The open times are divided into morning tickets (8:30AM to 2:00PM) and afternoon tickets (2:00PM to 8:00PM). Entry to the Nasrid Palaces is allocated per half-hour time slot. Tickets for the night visit to Nasrid Palaces are valid from 10:00PM to 11:30PM.

How do I get there?

Public transport (line C3) will take you right to the ticket office. Alternatively, you can walk. There are a few different routes from the city center (about 800m each). The most serene, beautiful, and historically interesting is the road from Plaza Nueva. The route will take you up the Cuesta de Gomérez, through the Gate of the Pomegranates, and into the tree-lined avenues that lead to the Alhambra.

Good to know

When should I visit?

The palace is open all year, except for December 25 (Christmas) and January 1 (New Year’s Day).

How to get there

Public transport (line C3), car, or on foot from the city center.

Is it expensive?

The adult ticket prices start at €14.00, and booking in advance is highly recommended.

Will I need a guide?

You may be interested in an expert’s narration while you try to take in the architecture, room by room.

What people are saying about Alhambra

★★★★★ A majestic day, such a beautiful palace and gardens.

Our guide Emilio was very friendly and knowledgeable he was happy to answer our questions. It was a magical day with so many autumnal colours against a sunny blue sky.

★★★★★ Long (3 hours) visit, but really worth it. Guide very knowledgable

Really enjoyed the visit although could not see 2 main palaces. Guide friendly and experienced. A bit expensive, thoudh.

★★★★★ Enrique and Anna were outstanding guides and knowledgeable hosts

Enrique drove us to Granada on a cold, rainy day and once in town, went the extra mile to ensure enrich our tour of the old Arab quarter and cathedral area with insights and substantive details. Once at the Alhambra, Anna took charge, and provided a thorough and compelling tour. Both guides deserve high marks for a very enriching day.

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