The Alhmabra is Spain’s most visited building with 2.5 million visitors annually. The Alhambra in Granada is one of the most beautiful places you can visit in Europe, as it is a large palace complex from the time of the Moors (Arab people). They ruled over Spain until the sixteenth century and brought Islamic elements into the Spanish culture. Tips for visiting the Alhambra!
Everything you need to know about visiting The Alhambra and tips!
Tips visiting The Alhambra
The Alhambra consists of several parts and you can partially visit it without a ticket, but you need an access card for visiting the four most beautiful parts. I recommend you purchase the tickets for the Alhambra at least a month ahead. That’s because there is a limit on the amount of visitors per day.
Don’t you have tickets? Then it will take hours of queuing to get a ticket.
• General admission: €14,-
• The gardens of the Alhambra: €7,-
• Alhambra ‘by night’: €8,- (evening visit to Generalife and Nasrid palace)
• Alhambra experience: €14,- (evening visit to Nasrid palace and next morning a visit to Alcazaba and Generalife)
But don’t be sad, if you don’t have a ticket then a stroll through the complex is definitely a good alternative!
Tips for visiting the Alhambra in the evening
Tickets for an evening visit are often available on the day itself and in the evening it’s a lot less busy as well as very beautiful.
Tips for visiting the Alhambra: which parts are a must visit?
1. The Generalife
The Generalife is a beautiful garden with an alien kind of beauty of flowers and plants. Beautiful gardens and beautifully restored buildings give you a feeling of paradise which makes you go very quiet. So beautiful! My favorite part of the Alhambra!
The Nasrid palace
The Nasrid palace is the most refined and artful part of the Alhambra with an absurdly cool lion fountain. Because there are only a limited number of visitors at a certain time you can take it easy. Beautiful decorations and architecture!
Palace of Charles V
The palace was built for Charles V and had to emanate a European style. This makes it totally different from the other buildings in the Alhambra area, because the palace consists of two floors and has a circular courtyard. In this building, the Museum of Fine Arts is located: Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada. The museum is free to visit and I found it a super beautiful building.
These are my tips for visiting the Alhambra. Do you have tips for visiting the Alhambra?
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