Alhambra and Generalife Skip-the-Line Ticket with Official Guide

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Spain, Andalucía, Granada
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Granada
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Enjoy guaranteed and skip-the-line access to the popular Alhambra fortress and Generalife Gardens. Know more abouth the Alhambra with an official guide and get swept up in the beauty and architecture of this UNESCO site.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Alhambra, Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada Spain

The Alhambra, located on the Sabica hill, is an Andalusian palatine city.
Its name comes from the reddish colour of its walls, coming from the clay of the land itself (Al-Hamra in Arabic).
It is formed by a group of palaces, gardens and fortress where there was a citadel within the city of Granada itself, its main function was to serve as accommodation for the monarch and the court of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada. There are also Christian settlements, such as the palace of Charles V and the church of Santa Maria, built on top of the old mosque.
It is one of the most visited monuments in Spain and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984.
Enjoy the visit with an official guide.


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Alcazaba, Calle Real de la Alhambra Conjunto Monumental de la Alhambra y el Generalife, 18009 Granada Spain

The Alcazaba is the oldest part of the Alhambra, from the Arabic: القصبة al-qaṣbah (citadel) was a fortified enclosure of urban character, whose function was to serve as royal residence to Mohamed I until the Palaces were finished, from there its function was purely military.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palace of Carlos V, Alhambra, Granada Spain

Carlos V's palace is a Renaissance construction by the architect Pedro Machuca. The palace is unique in its style, forming a square with a circular courtyard inscribed inside. It is the most outstanding work of the Spanish Renaissance.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Generalife Realejo-San Matias, 18009 Granada Spain

The Generalife is the villa with gardens used by the Muslim kings of Granada as a place of retreat and rest. It was conceived as a rural villa, where ornamental gardens, orchards and architecture were integrated in the vicinity of the Alhambra.
The name we give to the Generalife complex literally means Yannat al-Arif: "The Architect's Garden", an allusion to the gardens and orchards that supplied fruit and vegetables to the Nasrid court. However, the palace to which we are heading, designed as a resting place for the monarch, was what the poet Ibn al-Jayyab called "the royal house of happiness".

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Alhambra Tickets for Generalife Palace, gardens and Alcazaba
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Carlos V
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Entrance ticket to the Nasrid Palaces
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Departure Point

Restaurante La Mimbre, P.º del Generalife, S/N, 18009 Granada, Spain


Return Details

Palace of Charles V, Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Ward W

30 Sep, 2019

Probably Spain's most visited historical site, yet we felt we could tour efficiently, see the highlights and understand the how and why of this massive historical castle in 21/2 hours.

ed

23 Sep, 2019

The tour was very informative. My wife walks with a cane and was generally able to keep up. It was nice to skip all the lines. The place does get crowded at times.

Abhishek M

26 Dec, 2018

This place is overrated and guided tour was bad idea. Sorry to say waste of money and time. Guide was boring.

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