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Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

1. Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Get a taste of medieval Granada with an unforgettable guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife grounds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax knowing your ticket to the palatial city includes entry to the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba Fortress, and Generalife grounds. Best of all, choose a small-group or private guided experience, depending on your preference.  Your expert local guide will collect you from just outside the complex, ensuring that you access the Alhambra grounds via a separate group entrance. You will also enjoy separate group access with your guide when entering the Generalife Palace.  Take in the tranquility of the Emirs’ old summer palace at the Generalife, including a beautiful rose garden, planted courtyards, and relaxing water features. Hear all about the history of the city of Granada and the Alhambra in this tranquil setting.  Your guide will take you into the Nasrid Palaces, the old Moorish palaces, where you can get up close to the iconic Islamic decorative details. Enjoy the colorful geometric tiling and various courtyard water features, including the famous Patio de los Leones. Architecture and art fans will enjoy the iconic Islamic and Mudéjar styles in the grounds. Visit the Alcazaba with your guide to see the royal fortress, so strong it was used for many centuries after its construction. Climb the steps of the Watch Tower here to get unrivaled views of the city of Granada below you, including the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods. Roam the free areas of the complex at the end of the tour, whether you want to take in more of the beautiful gardens or visit other features such as the Palace of Carlos V, a Renaissance palace dating from the 16th century. Enjoy breathtaking views of the old Arabic Quarter of Granada, the Albaicín, from numerous viewing points in the Moorish palace complex.

From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

2. From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Immerse yourself in the history of the Alhambra on this this day trip from Malaga. Explore one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world with a guide. Visit the Nasrid Palaces of Granada and the Palace of Charles V.  Be picked up from the meeting point in Malaga. Sit back and relax on the scenic countryside drive to Granada. Enter the Alhambra complex and let the city views of Granada take your breath away.   See the intricate details, fountains, and frescos in the Nasrid Palaces. Wander through the reception halls and royal quarters in the palace. Explore the main fortification, the Alcazaba. Climb the Torre de la Vela watchtower.  Enter the Palace of Charles V and see the artwork and artifacts housed within this Renaissance-era building. Finally, wander through the tranquil gardens of the Generalife estate and hear the sounds of running water from the fountains. Return to Malaga at the end of your tour. 

Granada Full Day: Alhambra General, Albayzin and Sacromonte

3. Granada Full Day: Alhambra General, Albayzin and Sacromonte

The ancient city of Granada is full of unique beauty: come spend a full day in the city and soak up its culture, architecture, and history. In the morning, you will see the stunning Alhambra, a fortress built in the 9th century which later became a royal residence. In the afternoon, you will travel through Albayzin and Sacramonte, two fascinating Muslim neighbourhoods of the city. Albayzin is considered one of the most beautiful districts of Granada, known for its cobblestones and medieval feel. In Sacromonte, you’ll see the traditional cave houses inhabited historically by gypsies, and experience its gorgeous flamenco shows. Walking is by far the best way to explore every nook and cranny of the labyrinthian structure of these neighbourhoods.  Let your tour guide surprise you with historical information, legends, and artistic details for an unforgettable day.

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Ticket with Audio Guide

4. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Ticket with Audio Guide

Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens with this skip-the-ticket-line, guaranteed access ticket. See thousands of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. With an informative audio guide in hand, go at your own pace and follow your own route for a tour that is perfect for you. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology you will see throughout the fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise. Please note that entrance to the Nasrid Palaces is not included in this tour. Choose to discover this attraction with either an audio guide or an official guide. Upgrade your tour to include a 1.5-hour bus tour in Granada with an optional audio guide. Visit the City Center, the Albaicin and Realejo neighborhoods. The bus tour can be done before or after the visit to the Alhambra. Bring your own headphones or rent a headset for an additional fee.

Alhambra: Fast-Track Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Tour

5. Alhambra: Fast-Track Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Tour

Explore the Nasrid Palaces, Alhambra fortress, and the lavish Generalife Gardens with this fast-track, guaranteed access ticket. See thousands of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. With an official guide, enjoy the best route of Alhambra to visit all the corners of the monument. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology you will see throughout the Nasrid Palaces, fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise.

Alhambra: Ticket with Audio Guide

6. Alhambra: Ticket with Audio Guide

Enjoy the flexibility and freedom of a self-guided tour of Granada with your audio guide tourist navigator that comes with GPS navigation. After you have picked up your personal tourist navigator and your entry time for Alhambra Palace, enjoy skip-the-line entry to Alhambra and see the exquisitely detailed Islamic art and architecture of Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, and Alcazaba Fortress. Your audio guide will provide detailed explanations of Alhambra and Generalife as you walk. After your visit to Alhambra and before giving back the audio guide, discover the city’s best cultural offerings, tapas bars, monuments, and museums. Go to exhibitions and track restaurants according to price and the type of cuisine. Follow the tips of your GPS navigator, and relax in the evening with a massage, have fun with friends at a great restaurant, play golf, or visit an amusement park.  

Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

7. Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert interpreter of the heritage of the city and fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's post-Roman districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín." Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada for lunch (own expense). Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas over the Alhambra fortress perched on its hill.  Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and get dropped off at your original starting point.

Granada: Full Alhambra Guided Tour with Preferential Access

8. Granada: Full Alhambra Guided Tour with Preferential Access

Now a World Heritage Site, the Alhambra was once the emblem and pride of the Nasrid kings, the last bastion in the conquest of the Catholic kings. The Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba, the Generalife and many more points make up this incredible monument: the Alhambra, the jewel of Granada. Discover the Alhambra in its entirety, as it deserves, with an official accredited guide who will provide a fantastic 3-hour tour. With an expert guide in the history and architecture of the Alhambra, enjoy and understand the lifestyle, culture and tradition of the Nasrid kings and society from the 13th to the 16th century. In addition to learning about the operation of each palace, alcove, gardens, towers and surprising corners, you will also learn about countless legends and stories of love, infidelity and tragedy that occurred in this citadel.

Granada: Alhambra Palace Skip-The-Line Ticket & Audio Tour

9. Granada: Alhambra Palace Skip-The-Line Ticket & Audio Tour

Experience the Alhambra Palace at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating/engaging/fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the glory of the most iconic landmark of Granada and the most visited site in Spain. Put on your headphones and explore/discover the famous Patio of the Liones, the impressive Mexuar, and the famous gardens through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the glorious Moorish period of Granada. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the glory of the Alhambra Palace, its rise and decline, and relate to your surroundings/ the exhibits in an entirely original way.

Granada: Entry Ticket to Alhambra & Nasrid Palace Night Tour

10. Granada: Entry Ticket to Alhambra & Nasrid Palace Night Tour

Live an unforgettable experience in the Alhambra at the hands of an expert guide who will take you on an impressive journey through history, customs, literature, science and the arts, in a place where philosophy was cultivated with passion and where the exuberance of thought and imagination transcended that of the senses. Our tour will depart from the Access Pavilion of the Alhambra at the time indicated in your reservation. "On the top of the hill stands one of the most fascinating palaces ever devised by man's imagination or desired by his heart" (Washington Irving, 1832). We will first visit the Nasrid Palaces: Palacio del Mexuar or meeting room of the Council of Viziers. Then we will continue through the Golden Room and the imposing Comares Facade towards the Patio de los Arrayanes, where the Throne Room (the qubba), a symbol of the earth, and the dome, which is identified with the sky, await us. We will arrive, passing through the Emperor's Rooms, at the heart of the royal palace: the Garden of Happiness or Courtyard of the Lions, with its four rooms, its fountains, its forest of columns and, as its central axis, the Fountain of the Lions, praised by many poets since the fourteenth century. The second part of the tour will take place in the Renaissance Palace of Carlos V. The Emperor ordered the construction of the palace next to the old Royal House (Nasrid Palaces), in order to enjoy its wonders. From here we will do the same route through the Alhambra forest to finish at the same meeting point.

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What people are saying about El Partal

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 6,420 reviews

There are many, many groups meeting at the "meeting point". I arrived 25 minutes early, looked for the group, asked personnel & other group guides but never did find my group. Turns out they met by where the buses are. I had trouble getting through to customer service until the nice fellow at the information booth gave me a different number. I got through on that number & thanks to Alicia of My Top Tours was able to get my ticket & meet up with the tour already underway. Alhambra is beautiful & our guide, Sherif, was extremely knowledgeable & a very nice guy.

Javier es un guía excelente. Hizo que la visita a la Alhambra sea muy dinámica y didáctica. Tiene un muy buen manejo de grupo. Una experiencia excelente! Una sola cosa para mejorar y es como identificar a los guías en el punto de partida, ya que es un lugar lleno de gente y fue muy difícil localizar al guía de nuestro grupo. Recomiendo ir con tiempo para evitar inconvenientes.

Ana was a great tour guide and taught us many interesting things about the Alhambra. It was definitely worth paying for a guided tour because there is a lot to see and so much history behind it.

Ana is very knowledgeable and a vibrant guide. She has done her homework and knows the history of the Alhambra very well. We really enjoyed our 3 hours with her. Would highly recommend her.

Take the complete visit 3 hours of happiness and exchange