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Dar al-Horra: Our most recommended tours and activities

Granada: Muslim Monuments Entrance Tickets

1. Granada: Muslim Monuments Entrance Tickets

Visit four Muslim heritage sites and discover what life was like in Granada in the Spanish-Muslim period. Explore these monuments at your own pace, with a self-guided experience. Enjoy entrance to El Bañuelo, one of the best-preserved Arab bathhouses in the region. Wander through the chambers where ritual and physical and bathing once took place. Continue to Corral del Carbón, an ancient traders’ market. Admire the architectural detail of the facade as you pass through the entryway. See the old grain depot, warehouse, and traveler’s hostel. Stop at Casa Morisca de Horno de Oro, a well-preserved Moorish house with views of the Alhambra. End with a visit to the Nasrid palace of Dar al-Horra Palace, to stroll the rooms of this former Sultan’s residence.

Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

2. Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

The Albaicín, a World Heritage Site, and Sacromonte are 2 of Granada’s most colorful, enchanting, and historical districts. Sacromonte is known for its caves in which gypsies celebrate nightly with their flamenco songs and dancing. Explore these areas on an electric bike tour accompanied by your instructor/guide who will ensure that you see the sights of interest. This is just 1 of 4 electric bike tour options in Granada. The tours range from 2-3 hours in duration, and all begin with a training session to familiarize you with the operation of the vehicle. If you don’t want miss any of Granada's nooks or crannies, choose the XL tour. You’ll travel through all the city’s neighborhoods on this 2nd option and see hidden places such as the Palace of Dar-al-Horra, the Paseo de los Tristes, the San Nicolas Viewpoint, and the Cuesta de Chapiz. Ride your electric bike along the paths and trails of the forest on the outskirts of Granada. On this 3rd tour option your guide will show you the magnificent views of the Albaycin and the Alhambra from the Silla del Moro viewpoint. On a 4th option you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world! Ride your electric bike with your guide to the top of Granada to enjoy the spectacular colors and the sights below.

Granada Segway Tours: 1, 2, or 3 Hours

3. Granada Segway Tours: 1, 2, or 3 Hours

With a Segway tour you can explore the districts of Albaicín and Sacromonte in Granada, two of the most colorful, enchanting, and historical neighborhoods in the city. Ride around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Albaicín on your Segway and visit all the hidden places including the Palace of Dar al-Horra, Paseo de los Tristes, San Nicholas Viewpoint, and Cuesta del Chapiz. Explore the district of Sacromonte, famous for its caves in which gypsies continue to celebrate every night with their flamenco songs and dances. Drive around the Veredo de Enmedio by Segway and discover the history of the first gypsies who settled there after arriving with the Catholic king’s troops when he conquered the city.

Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

4. Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

Embark on an adventure and buy this ticket that includes a Alhambra visit. See the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba as well as monuments such as Bañuelo, Casa Morisca (Horno de Oro St.), Dar al-Horra Palace, Chapíz House and Zafra House. Marvel at the Alhambra and Albaicín that are now connected by Dobla de Oro. Enjoy a cultural and tourist itinerary that tries to inspire the narrow links between the oldest neighborhood of the city through the visit to six Muslim monuments.  Alhambra and Generalife are both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage.

Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

5. Granada: Albaicín and Sacromonte Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a 2-hour walking tour of the most traditional and authentic neighborhoods of Granada: Albaicin and Sacromonte. Learn the history, legends and local culture from your tour guide. Meet your guide at the Plaza Bib-Rambla and head to the former Muslim neighborhood of Albaicín, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. From here, you will head to the Mirador de San Nicolás, where you'll take in fascinating views of the Alhambra. Marvel at the Dar Al-Horra Palace, an old Arabic palace from the 14th-century palace and follow in the footsteps of the funeral carriages that used to drive along Paseo de Los Tristes. Then, continue to the neighborhood of Sacromonte, famous for its caves where settlements of minority groups were established after the Castilian conquest. Learn the history behind the people that live in caves dug into the mountains here and witness Sacromonte's strong connection with flamenco. Visit Enrique Morente's home, one of the most influential flamenco singers from Granada. On this guided walking tour, all members of the group will be treated to a glass of wine, a custom typical in Granada.

Granada: Hispanic-Muslim Guided Tour

6. Granada: Hispanic-Muslim Guided Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour in the heart of Islamic Granada and discover in detail the Albaicín Quarter, the oldest part of the city of Granada and where the Islamic city was developed. Stroll around the white narrow streets, admire awe-inspiring viewpoints, and visit the inside of monuments from the XIV and XV centuries. Explore palaces, houses, commercial buildings, a public bath, all from Medieval times, and get a peek into the daily life of the Islamic city of Granada.

Granada: Private Fast-Track Alhambra and Albaicin Tour

7. Granada: Private Fast-Track Alhambra and Albaicin Tour

Skip the ticket lines to the most visited monument in Spain and discover one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in the world. Admire the palaces, gardens, and walls of the Alhambra and hidden Nasrid Palaces in Granada on a 5.5-hour tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built on Sabika Hill for the Nasrid Dynasty, the Alhambra was the most impressive fortified complex of Muslim Spain. Its walls still stand as testimony to the city's golden age. Enter the glorious Albaicín district to explore Granada’s most ancient quarter. Walk along narrow, cobblestone streets and admire balconies of stunning floral displays. Get breathtaking views of the Alhambra and see the mansions built for the Nasrid nobles in the 14th and 15th centuries. Benefit from a lunch break and time to digest an extraordinary period in Spanish history and art.

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What people are saying about Dar al-Horra

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 373 reviews

We did both options of the Electric Bike Tour with Luca as our guide and both were fantastic! Luca is very personable and did a great job of adjusting the tours to the skill level of myself and my husband which are miles apart, and we were both very happy, not an easy task! The in town tour was great to get oriented and gave both a local and tourist flavor. The mountain bike tour was probably our favorite activity on our entire Spain trip!

This tour was a lot of fun! We are not cyclists. And had never been on an ebike before so it was tough with all those hills and cobblestones but would do it again. Very nice experience. And Fabritio our guide passionately shared his knowledge with us. He is sweet and cheerful and helpful and knows a lot about the city.

I highly recommend this activity. It was good fun and a great way to explore an area we would otherwise not have seen. The areas are quite hilly, but the segways made light work of them which in the heat was much better. Our guide was great, very knowledgeable and made it a first rate experience.

It was a very nice experience to visit Granada by bike. Fortunately they were electric bicycles because Granada is not flat. Our guide showed us places that we would not have found on our own. We enjoyed it!!!

Lovely energetic guided tour and beautiful views. A great way to get to know the area without getting tired in the feet.