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Alhambra Tickets

It stands tall, dominating the skyline, a fortress on the hill overlooking the city of Granada. Gaze up, and you're looking at the crown jewel of this city. Book Alhambra Palace tours and tickets and explore this Granada must-see attraction. At this UNESCO World Heritage site, you'll get to look around the Royal Palace, a fortress, and explore the grounds and buildings giving you an insight into this region's history. There are three areas to discover, the stunning Palace, and the garden of Generalife - which translates to Gardens of Paradise. Once seen won't take you long to see why they are among the world's most beautiful. You'll also visit the military fortress of Alcazaba - which dates back to the 9th Century. So take a day away from Seville and enjoy stunning Alhambra. It's a place that will thrill and fascinate you in equal measure.

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Our tips for Alhambra Palace

  • Be prepared to be out all day. Visiting Alhambra and Granada is a day trip. Expect to spend more than a couple of hours there. Tours from Seville can last for 14 hours with transfers, so be prepared, take water and stay hydrated.
  • More than just Seville. Why not take other days away by visiting places like Cordoba or sipping on a sherry? You'll see more of the region and get to experience something new.
  • Be respectful. Stay respectful while visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site and be sure not to touch anything inappropriately.
  • Take breaks. It can be tiring to explore the entire complex in one go. Makes sure to take breaks and stay hydrated while taking in the spectacular surroundings. Also, the complex has gorgeous cafés so don’t forget to indulge in some gluttony while you are there.
  • Capture responsibly. While photography is allowed in most of the area, be mindful of the signage and follow the rules pertaining to flash photography and the use of tripods.

Good to know

The Alhambra, situated in Granada, Spain, is a palace and fortress complex that has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. It is renowned as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain and Europe, attracting numerous visitors each year. Alhambra is a fantastic example of stunning Moorish and Islamic architecture featuring geometric designs, calligraphy and artwork.

There is an elaborate water element added to the design for aesthetic appeal and functional purposes. Alhambra has been the literary inspiration for many artists and writers such as Washington Irving who wrote ‘Tales of the Alhambra’ during his stay here in the 19th century.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Alhambra?

    There are two periods during the year when visiting Alhambra will feel most comfortable. April to June and October and November. That's when the weather is at its most comfortable. Visit in Spring, and that's when the garden of Generalife really comes into full bloom.

  • Q: How do I buy tickets for Alhambra?

    Buying tickets for Alhambra is easy online. The ticket entails a guided tour of Alhambra at an affordable price. Buying online will ensure that you can access the ticket on your smartphone which gives you easy access to Alhambra.

  • Q: How much time does it take to tour Alhambra?

    The duration of a guided tour to Alhambra varies but typically it takes around 3 to 4 hours to explore the main areas. If you wish to explore it in detail, it may take more time.

  • Q: What should I wear when visiting Alhambra?

    It is recommended to dress modestly and respectfully when visiting the Alhambra, as it is a historical site with a strict dress code. Clothing that covers shoulders, knees, and midriffs is advised, and revealing clothing or swimwear is not permitted. Comfortable footwear is also recommended due to the significant amount of walking involved at the site.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of Alhambra?

    The general areas of Alhambra are accessible to the public from 8:30 am to 8 pm with the last admission at 6 pm. However, Nasrid Palaces are accessible from 8:30 am to 10 pm from March to October and 8:30 am to 6 pm from March to October.

  • Q: Is Alhambra accessible for visitors with disabilities?

    Some designated routes and facilities such as ramps and elevators are available for visitors with disabilities. It is advisable to refer to the official website or directly contact Alhambra for comprehensive information on accessibility to ensure a smooth visit.

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