The Alhambra Palace and Gardens; a UNESCO World heritage site, is one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in Spain. Set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Alhambra Palace is an exquisite combination of opulent pavilions, adorned with intricate mosaics separated by tranquil pools, fountains, and promenades.
With this package you can explore the Alhambra Palace at your own pace using the excellent GPS audio guide and not be rushed by the speed of a large group or guide.
When you have completed your Alhambra visit, you can use your audio guide to tour Granada. As you walk round town, it will tell you about the places of interest and can deliver up-to-date information about restaurants and shops.
More about the Navigator (Audio Guide): The Navigator includes a GPS guided system. You can use it to discover the fastest route from your location to the place you want to visit, or maybe to learn about the monuments you’ll find around yourself. The Navigator gives information in multiple formats, for example, audio descriptions of monuments, text for schedules and prices as well as images. The Navigator offers information in 5 languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian & French.
As a result of high demand this tour has a range of unavailable dates between now and the end of October 2015.
Your excellent audio guide contains around three hours of information about the Alhambra Palace and will give an in-depth tour of the three main parts of the Alhambra Palace. The Royal Palace, the Gardens of Generalife and the fortress of Alcazaba.
The Royal Palace:
The Royal Palace interior is lavishly decorated. Surfaces are adorned with intricate geometric designs skillfully executed in marble, glazed tile and alabaster. The Palace is divided into three sections. The first is the Mexuar where business, government, and palace administration took place. This section includes the Oratory and the striking Golden Room.
The second section is the Serrallo, where the sultans held court and entertained their ambassadors. In the heart of the Serrallo is the Court of the Myrtles with its long pool flanked by myrtle trees. The decorative tiles here are said to be some of the finest in the Alhambra. The Serrallo is also home to the Hall of the Ambassadors, which has a spectacular carved throne and a domed cedar-wood ceiling.
The third section of the Palace is the Harem, which in its time was entered only by the sultan, his wives and concubines, young children and eunuchs. The delightful Court of the Lions lies at the harem’s heart. The courtyard is named for the 12 lions, thought to represent the months or signs of the zodiac, which support the fountain at the center.
The Alcazaba is the Alhambra Palace’s original fortress. You will be able to walk up the steps to the watchtower for some splendid panoramas of Granada. You will also see the Royal Baths, where the sultans' favourite beauties once relaxed in brightly tiled pools, and the Renaissance palace of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
The Generalife was the summer retreat for the Moorish kings. Here you will stroll through the spectacular gardens, said to have been inspired by the Koranic description of Paradise. You will see tall columnar cypress trees, roses, orange trees, oleanders and other flowers as well as tranquil pools and tinkling fountains.
When you finish at the Alhambra, you can still enjoy touring Granada with your Tourist Navigator. As you walk around, this ingenious device can tell you about whatever is in front of you at the time.
If you want to have a meal in a restaurant you just type in the price range of the restaurant or the kind of cuisine and your Navigator will come up with a list of suggestions. It will then guide you to the restaurant of your choice. It’s the same with shops or sports facilities. Tell the Navigator what you are looking for and it will present you with a list of possibilities.
Good follow through and contact making sure I knew where and when to pick up tickets. I would do it again....Stephen R. Totman
The gardens and palaces are equally great to see. Can be busy so we found morning visit better. We also thought that visiting the palace inside during the heat of the day meant...Mrs Ann Harris
This is a fantastic place to visit. If you book with Isango you need to make sure that you phone the day before to check the time of your visit as entrance into the Nazaries...David Waddington
You have the use of the Audio Guide for 24 hours
The Alhambra Audio Tour lasts 3 hours
The Alhambra Palace opens at 8:30am. There are two visiting sessions; Morning from 8:30am to 2:00pm and Afternoon from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. Your tickets could be for either session.
You must pick up your Alhambra Ticket and your Audioguide Tourist Navigator GPS the same day of your Alhambra visit, between 8:30am to 10:00am at Welcome Visitor Centre, located just 200 meters from Alhambra Car Parking Number 1. (it's open every day from Monday to Sunday). The time of entry to the Nasrid Palaces will be in your ticket.
You should drop your audio guide back at the Welcome Visitor Centre.
Granada is high up in the mountains and gets cold in winter and at the end of summer. You are advised to carry along some extra layers of warm clothing! Wear comfortable shoes for walking and don’t forget the camera!
The Alhambra Palace opens at 8:30am. There are two visiting sessions: Morning from 8:30am to 2:00pm and Afternoon from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.
Your tickets could be for either session depending on availability. To find out which session has been booked it is mandatory to call the local partner a day prior to the Alhambra Reservation between 11:00am and 1:00pm
Alhambra Ticket and Audio Guide Collection
You must pick up your Alhambra Ticket and your Audioguide Tourist Navigator GPS the same day of your Alhambra visit, between 8:30am to 10:00am at Welcome Visitor Centre, located just 200 meters from Alhambra Parking Number 1 (it's open every day from Monday to Sunday). Pick up between 10am and 1pm may also be available, please contact the local operator to arrange.
You will need to present your booking voucher to collect your audio guide and Alhambra Palace tickets.
When collecting the audio guide, you must present an identity card and give the travel agency staff a credit card number as deposit in case the Navigator is lost, broken or stolen.
All customers should keep their Alhambra tickets with them until they leave the Palace; you may be asked to show the tickets many times at different access points.
Every ticket will have the exact time printed to visit Nazaries Palace. If you miss that time you will lose the entrance to Nazaries Palace.
The Navigator includes a GPS guided system. You can use it to discover the fastest route from your location to the place you want to visit or maybe to learn about the monuments you’ll find around yourself.
The Navigator gives information in multiple formats, for example, audio descriptions of monuments, text for schedules and prices as well as images.
The navigator battery has a duration of 2.50 to 3 hours, depending on its usage.We suggest you turn off the device when not in use
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
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