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Alhambra Palace Tickets

With Alhambra Granada tickets and tours, enjoy great deals and discounts! Ornate, grand and serene, Granada’s 13th-century palace boasts timeless beauty and a sense of majesty that's all its own. The greatest example of Moorish architecture in Spain today, Alhambra Palace is home to all things exotic and decadent, its halls and chambers sumptuously adorned with intricate geometric patterns, marble columns and archways, and poetic symmetrical scenes throughout. A living and breathing tribute to the heritage and culture of Arab Islam in the region, Alhambra’s combination of architecture, religion, and design draws travellers far and wide to its peak. And when at the sprawling palace complex, don’t miss out on the breathtaking panoramic views of the entire city of Granada.
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Our tips for Alhambra Palace

  • Last-minute folks could lose out. Alhambra limits its visitor numbers to 6,600 a day. This may seem like a lot, but in summer the crowds add up. Book Alhambra Palace tickets well in advance to avoid missing out.
  • Arabian nights. Alhambra sunsets are spectacular and not to be missed. Night Alhambra Palace tours are offered for the Nazrid complexes only, so if you’d prefer to visit the site in full, be sure to stick around to witness this sight in all its glory.
  • Take your time. This grand palace has lots on offer, with formal gardens and exotic palatial interiors decorating the site. So make sure that you have the whole day to spare.

Good to know

The name "Alhambra" is derived from the Arabic word "al-?amra?," meaning "The Red One," which refers to the reddish color of the fortress's walls. One of Alhambra's most renowned features is the Court of the Lions, an elegant courtyard encircled by a gallery with 124 white marble columns. At its center stands the Fountain of the Lions, adorned with twelve marble lion statues. This mighty and magnificent castle had humble beginnings. Alhambra was first built in 889 as a small fortress, before being transformed by the Nasrid dynasty as a palace in the 13th century. Following the fall of the Moors in 1492, Alhambra fell into disrepute and was subject to mutilation. The site would remain abandoned for the next 300 years until restoration efforts began. Alhambra became a designated UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to book Alhambra Palace Tickets?

    Jostling with heaving crowds on a warm summer’s day will take the shine off even the most serene of destinations. If you can, visit in the quieter autumn or spring seasons, and aim for an early morning or late afternoon visit to avoid peak hour rush.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of the Alhambra?

    The Alhambra is generally open from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm during the summer months (April 1 to October 14) and from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm in the winter (October 15 to March 31). Night visits are also available at varying hours. For the latest information, you can refer to the official website.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    This hilltop palace is quite the walk, but the views at the summit make this well worth the trek. For those less interested in the stroll, buses run regularly from Granada city’s Plaza Isabel la Catlica to the top of Alhambra, while taxi journeys to the palace are also quite cheap, especially if you’re carpooling.

  • Q: Any tips for saving money during my visit to Alhambra Palace?

    Advanced bookings are the best asset for those on a budget. Food and beverages are limited to a few options once inside the Alhambra Palace and aren’t exactly budget-friendly, so packing your own lunch is a great way to save on expenses.

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