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Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

1. Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

Enjoy a walking tour of the Alhambra fort and the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Explore the outstanding historical palace and fort complex of Alhambra in the company of a professional guide. Skip the line to Spain's most visited monument, and discover the history and art in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour includes the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, the palace of Charles V and the Hamman. Pause for lunch, and then join an afternoon tour of the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Your guide will take you on a walk back through the centuries, as you enjoy the viewpoint of San Nicolas, San Miguel Bajo square, and the hillside Sacromonte neighborhood.

Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

2. 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.

Granada: Fast-Track Alhambra, Generalife Small-Group Tour

3. Granada: Fast-Track Alhambra, Generalife Small-Group Tour

The Alhambra is the most important and captivating monument of Muslim Spain and one of the most visited attractions in the country. The Alhambra brims with the wonderful heritage of the Nazari dynasty which you can uncover as you explore the Alcazaba, the Palace of Comares, and the Generalife Gardens. Take an opportunity to visit the palaces of the Alhambra accompanied by an official guide who will tell you all the secrets, stories, legends, and artistic details of the site for 3 hours. Admire the impressive Moorish architecture of the Nasrid Palaces and discover how the sultans lived during the height of their reign. Avoid queuing up outside thanks to your fast-track entrance ticket and make sure to enjoy the journey through this breathtaking monument.

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Guided Tour

4. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Guided Tour

See the Alhambra Palace, a must-see for any visitor in the city of Granada. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts attractive and elaborate rooms, a monumental and historic position, and exquisitely detailed Islamic art and architecture. Transform your visit into an extraordinary experience, rich with knowledge and history with an official local guide. Your expert interpreter of Granada’s heritage will escort you through every part that forms the “Red Fortress". Your guide will also answer any additional questions you may have about this spectacular monument. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the most antique area of the Alhambra complex. Marvel at the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Palace of Leones. Finally, discover the Generalife, the sultan’s summer palace situated east of the Alhambra and surrounded by wide gardens filled with a great variety of vegetation, framed by a beautiful Islamic landscape.

Granada: Fast-Track Alhambra & Generalife Premium Tour

5. Granada: Fast-Track Alhambra & Generalife Premium Tour

The Alhambra is the most important and captivating monument of Muslim Spain and one of the most visited attractions in the country. This historic site brims with the wonderful heritage of the Nasrid dynasty, which you can uncover as you explore the Alcazaba, the Palace of Comares, and the Generalife Gardens. Take this opportunity to visit the palaces of the Alhambra in 3 hours, accompanied by an official guide who will explain to you all the secrets, stories, legends and artistic details of the site. Admire the impressive Moorish architecture of the Nasrid Palaces and discover how the sultans lived during the height of their reign. Avoid queuing up outside thanks to your fast-track entrance ticket and you'll be sure to enjoy the journey throughout this breathtaking monument. Your tour will take place in small groups of up to 10 people, making for a more personable and relaxing tour.

Granada: Alhambra Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

6. Granada: Alhambra Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Skip the line and discover one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world. With an official expert guide, admire the architecture and gardens of the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces of Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore all aspects of this treasured landmark and gain a greater understanding of its history and cultural importance on a comprehensive guided tour. Discover the main fortification, the Alcazaba, and enjoy the fantastic views of the surrounding city of Granada from its watchtower, Torre de la Vela. Explore the Nasrid Palaces and wander through reception halls & royal quarters at the heart of the Alhambra. Admire the ornate Moorish design of the elegant interiors. Enter the Palace of Charles V and see the artwork and artifacts housed within a beautiful Renaissance-era building. Finally, wander through the tranquil gardens of the Generalife and hear the sounds of running water from the beautiful fountains.

Granada: Alhambra Fast-Track Tour with Nasrid Palaces

7. Granada: Alhambra Fast-Track Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Before entering the premises you will have a brief introduction in order to put you in the right context. Your visit to the Nazari monument includes three main areas: Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife-gardens, the order of which vary according to the circumstances and time of access to Palacios Nazaríes.  Your guide will decide the order and will inform the group about it before starting the tour. The Palace of Charles V is also included in the visit, although access is free without tickets.

From Seville: Private Granada Day-Trip with Alhambra Visit

8. From Seville: Private Granada Day-Trip with Alhambra Visit

Set off for Granada early in the morning so you are able to tour the Sevillian countryside. On your journey, pass a range of stunning villages such as Estepa, Antequera, and Loja. After seeing and experiencing much of Andalusia, you will arrive in Granada. The city possesses a vast cultural and historical legacy and is presided over by the famous Alhambra Palace. The Alhamabra was an Arabic palace where the Nasrid dynasty used to reside. The palace is among one of the most beautiful places in the world and the most popular tourist attraction in Andalucia. Once you arrive there you will be accompanied around the palace to see just why it’s renowned for its heritage. You will see the remnants of the many different cultures and religions that encompassed this sight. You will also get the opportunity to see the exquisite gardens that astound with their beauty. For this reason, it is considered one of the most important sights in the country. You will take a guided tour of the attractions, including the Alcazaba, Nasrid Palace, and Generalife Gardens. You will discover the different places, courtyards, and pavilions as you discover their history. After the group guided tour, finish with a walking tour of Albaicin. With your private guide, see the old Moorish quarter, with its narrow streets, flower-filled squares, and spectacular Alhambra views. After the tour, drive to the city center where you'll have free time to eat, do some shopping, and simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the city center by yourself. Your guide will rejoin you before you head to Seville and arrive back in time for dinner. The languages offered for the activity and tour are English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Granada: Guided Tour of Alhambra Gardens

9. Granada: Guided Tour of Alhambra Gardens

On this unique guided tour of Granada, you’ll follow the footsteps of an impressive historical figure, a woman who altered Spain’s destiny by drawing a new world map.  Along the way, you’ll traverse the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, marveling at the unique mixture of architecture and water deeply rooted in Andalusian culture. You’ll then be guided through the Muslim Medina for a peek inside the old Franciscan convent to discover where the Reyes Católicos were buried for more than 17 years. You’ll then move on to visit the first renaissance palace in Spain before continuing on to the Alcazaba, the military district of the Alhambra, where you’ll discover an impressive view of Granada.

Granada: Full-Day Trip from Seville

10. Granada: Full-Day Trip from Seville

Enjoy a comprehensive full-day tour of Granada, including round-trip transfers from Seville, and the option to customize the itinerary to suit your interests. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Seville, drive to Granada at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Upon arrival, go to the Albaicín neighborhood for a taste pairing of Andalusian tapas and drinks. With every drink you order, 1 tapa (a generous plate of local food) is served. Your local guide will explain the origin of this tradition. Sample a special dessert from Granada that was originally made for the Pope. Enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains as you journey through olive groves and vibrant green mountains. Experience the multicultural influences of the city center, rich with the aroma of teas and spices drifting from local houses and markets. Learn the Roman, Muslim, Christian, and Roma history of Granada on storied streets. Marvel at the Gothic façade of the cathedral, surrounded by treasure-filled Arabian markets. Skip the long lines to the Alhambra, and discover one of the most impressive palaces and gardens in Spain. Sometimes referred to as “A Pearl among Emeralds” in reference to the grandeur of its setting and opulence of its architecture, you will be invited to wander the chambers and gardens with an official guide. Uncover the mysteries that lie in every room, and discover more about the Nasrid dynasty. Transfer back to Seville, with the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains still in sight. Enjoy the soft mountain breeze to refresh you along the way.

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What people are saying about Generalife

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It has been a wonderful experience, thank Carmen, our lolita tour guide, who has introduced us to a journey through the history of the Alhambra with her joy. 100% recommended

We had great tour! It's not easy to visit Al Hamra without a guide and our guide Sergio was great! Excelent place and excelent visit, recomended!

Good organization of the guided tour, splendid place and our guide Emilio really good, nice, prepared. I highly recommend the experience.

Sergio gave us an awesome tour, very informative, we loved all the architecture, gardens and all the details in the palaces!

Very friendly welcome by good and good, full explanation. Everything fine.