Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife

La Alhambra y el Generalife

Historic Site, Museum, and Building
Alhambra, Granada
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  • Ranked #2 for historic sites in Granada
  • Ulya
    "Go early, book tickets in advance avoid the waiting and save time."(7 Tips)
    Marie-ange P.
    "Good to buy tickets online via ticketmaster.es"(6 Tips)
    Robin O.
    "stunning glimpse of the ancient Moorish culture."(3 Tips)
    Daniel L.
    "... Red Castle); this monument is the oldest and best preserved of the..."(11 Tips)
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  • Lale
    Lale3 weeks ago
    Buy online tickets instead of going on tour guides. It will be cheaper and nicer. Besides from that, arabic architecture is seen very clear through all buildings.
  • Robin O.
    One of the most well-reserved pieces of religious architecture in western Europe provides you with a stunning glimpse of the ancient Moorish culture. Take a couple of hours to stroll around.
  • Elif
    ElifMarch 14
    Simply from fairy tales. Unbelievable carvings. Definitely in the must see before you die list.
  • Merve A.
    Merve ArtukarslanDecember 5, 2015
    utterly fascinating and give yourself some break for after-thinking about andalucia empire. how they start and despite the power and magnificence how they fall.
  • Mikiboj B.
    Mikiboj BojNovember 22, 2015
    Fantastic place, wonderful site, interesting stories. All perfect, but the organization.
  • Nora T.
    Nora TaghaviNovember 6, 2015
    Incredible place that have beautiful gardens and palaces, it takes at least 4-5 hours to visit most of its parts
  • J
    JOctober 2, 2015
    Bring snacks, water, and good walking shoes, and plan to spend half your day here. They sell sandwiches but are expectedly overpriced.
  • Negin S.
    Negin SadeghiSeptember 12, 2015
    They say no visit to Andalucia is complete without visiting the Alhambra. So if you wish to skip the long queue and tour the great palace and gardens, book your tickets online and in advance!
  • Inese O.
    Inese OzolinaSeptember 9, 2015
    At the main ticket office no english speaking person. We bought tickets we were not able to use.
  • Matej B.
    Matej BalantičSeptember 4, 2015
    Great historic site. Plan your visit ahaid; book tickets from internet and collect them beforehand in the city.
  • Jon A.
    Jon AizlewoodAugust 26, 2015
    Summer tickets for main palace are very hard to get ahead of time. Generalife gardens: poorly signposted and no information. Tip: before going, read up on it first
  • Ulya
    UlyaAugust 23, 2015
    Don't miss the Alhambra and the views that you get offers. It is so big, so worth it. Go early, book tickets in advance avoid the waiting and save time.
  • Edward R.
    Edward RoozeboomJuly 5, 2015
    Must visit if you're near Granada, but not so much if you're far away. The complex is great and offers great views over Granada and taste a bit of Moorish architecture
  • Babbo N.
    Babbo NataleJune 17, 2015
    Incredible! Buying tickets without reservation was possible at 9:30 with just 3 minutes waiting time (June 2015)
  • Rokas F.
    Rokas FirantasApril 2, 2015
    Tickets can be bought on the same day if you get there just before 8. The 2nd queue for ticket machines is much faster (only credit cards). Also there's coffee and snacks machines next to the toilets.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BaisleyJanuary 19, 2015
    A must see in Granada. Buy your tickets in advance, get there early or face very slow, long lines.
  • Simone P.
    Simone PastorinoJanuary 15, 2015
    Visit with Granada Card, it's cheaper & U will skip the infinite long line at the entrance... ;)
  • Jiyoung
    JiyoungJanuary 4, 2015
    Buy a ticket in advance or you'll be waiting in a long line. The 8:30am visit is least crowded.
  • Harpreet S.
    Harpreet SethiJanuary 1, 2015
    we went there in winters, there are two queues, one for cash and the other one for credit cards. Credit card one moves quickly, don't bother with the cash one. There is wifi, whole visit is 4 hrs...
  • ABP
    ABPDecember 30, 2014
    If you booked online, you must present the same credit card that you used for booking. Otherwise they will not let you have your tickets. That's the only way they use for authenticating clients... 😡
  • Leo D.
    Leo De W8erNovember 17, 2014
    Beautiful historic site containing well-maintained gardens and palaces, offering breath-taking views of the surrounding area.
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RandazzoOctober 17, 2014
    Skip the lines and pick up your tickets at machine inside Caixa bank near Plaza Nueva before you go.
  • Sander Z.
    Sander ZuurhoutSeptember 25, 2014
    Take your time to explore the Generalife Gardens, mayby more interesting then the Palace itself. Less crowded after 7pm.
  • Сергей Б.
    General ticket costs 14€. For seniors (+65) and young EU citizens 9€. There is a few ticket combinations (only gardens and so on. Line is quit big (10-15 min), but u can collect tickets in internet...
  • Randy L.
    Randy LSeptember 11, 2014
    Audio Guide, Buy online ahead, use bus C3 from the main square round about (small red bus, not regular metro) and bring lots of water/snacks/lunch :)
  • Sava M.
    Sava MinicAugust 30, 2014
    A must see site in Spain. Beatiful old medieval arabic fortress, blended with splendid gardens and water streams. The peak of medieval architecture.
  • Csosz M.
    Csosz MarianAugust 24, 2014
    get your tickets via ticketmaster, avoid all lines. the entry hour is for the palace, you can come earlier to visit all sites. 15 euro general acces
  • Tom V.
    Tom Van GoylenAugust 23, 2014
    Every part of the castle and the gardens is worth visiting but expect some waiting in line during busy moments.
  • Rafael M.
    Rafael MarinAugust 8, 2014
    An unforgettable journey back to the Muslim kingdom that made this palace its home for centuries. The love, wisdom and faith this place convey is second to none in Spain and in Europe.
  • Sara L.
    Sara LongseasJune 17, 2014
    If you don't have tickets for the full visits - which you have to book weeks in advance - the place can be disappointing . Packed with tourists
  • Eric v.
    Eric van WijkMay 24, 2014
    Photography tip: Be the last to exit Nasrid palace so you have unrestricted view on Generalife, gardens and walls
  • Gato M.
    Gato MongeDecember 29, 2013
    ALHAMBRA, GENERALIFE AND ALBAYZIN - World Heritage UNESCO Rising above the modern lower town, the Alhambra and the Albaycín, situated on two adjacent hills, form the medieval part of Granada. Read more
  • Oxana T.
    Oxana TAugust 13, 2013
    take no. 30 bus from 'Catedral de Granada' to the Alhambra's main entrance, 1.2€ per person, aprox. 10 min
  • Jessie L.
    Jessie LeeAugust 3, 2013
    Make sure you arrive at least 30-45 mins earlier before you allocated time for the palace. Otherwise u will be rushing through to the check point for the Palace.
  • Marie-ange P.
    Marie-ange PoirierJune 12, 2013
    Good to buy tickets online via ticketmaster.es you don't need to worry the tickets were sold out as they have limited entry per day !
  • Ars
    ArsMay 10, 2013
    I was lucky to meet a heavy rain here. Please buy full ticket online, I have failed visiting famous Patio de los Leones.
  • Sophia C.
    Sophia CasasMarch 12, 2013
    no plaques with info, so I guess the audioguide is a must. also, buy tickets in advance or bring cash, the ticket office doesn't take plastic
  • Victor S.
    Victor SeuntjensFebruary 10, 2013
    You pay too much, the waiting lines are too long. I recommend to buy a ticket online and only visit the garden, the waiting lines at the palace are too long.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LoraOctober 27, 2012
    The Alhambra, named for its reddish walls ("qa'lat al-Hamra" Red Castle); this monument is the oldest and best preserved of the Moorish palaces in Spain.
  • José F.
    José FernandezJuly 15, 2012
    If you are looking for an excellent guide French or Spanish or English, ask for Corpus Maria!
  • Alhambra de Granada
    Due to the great demand of tickets and to the restriction of the number of visitors per day, advance booking is recommended.
  • Claudio
    ClaudioApril 28, 2012
    Taxi is strongly suggested on rainy days... you save a lot of time, a long walk and a lot of boring rain for just 7/8 €...
  • Fuyuhiko T.
    Fuyuhiko TakayaMarch 24, 2012
    La Alhambra opens from 8:30 AM but end of "opening hours" is different by season (summer and winter). be careful. The link is information page about opening hour at the official web-site. Read more
  • World Monuments Fund
    World Monuments FundFebruary 21, 2012
    World Monuments Fund is part of a project to improve tourism management at the Alhambra. Enjoy new virtual access to the most fragile areas of the Alhambra that are not accessible to the public. Read more
  • Adam A.
    Adam AerialFebruary 18, 2012
    if you want a good and freedom tour with out a guide. buy a book about alhambra in the shop is a great way ,the info is very good and also a very good souvenir ^^d
  • Raffaello Z.
    Raffaello ZaniniAugust 24, 2011
    In AUGUST - but even ALWAYS - you MUST reserve. Do not turn up without booking.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte SAugust 18, 2011
    Book your tickets in advance on Internet in summer or you won't have access to the palace.
  • Xavier B.
    Xavier BrochartMay 26, 2011
    If you didn't buy your tickets in advance, just come early in the morning (8 am sharp) at the entrance, and find the yellow machines behind the bookstore to buy tickets with a credit card.
  • Zaharah D.
    Zaharah DietzOctober 22, 2010
    Take a guided tour. It's worth it having the guide telling you the stories of the past.
  • J. Andrew D.
    J. Andrew DuftonApril 8, 2010
    Avoid queues by getting tickets on card using auto machines to right of main office. Much much faster!
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