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The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin

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Overview
Discover the beautiful  Granada by visiting the palaces of the Nasrid Dynasty: the worldwide famous Alhambra and the hidden Nasrid palaces of the Albaicin quarter, both areas declared World Heritage by the Unesco.The citadel of the Alhambra, built on the Sabika Hill, is the most impressive fortified complex of Muslim Spain and its walls still stand as witnesses to the golden age of Granada. Across from the Sabika is the Albaicín, Granada’s ancient quarter, and certainly at one time the most beautiful. A half-day activity, guided by an expert tour guide in small groups, walking through history. You will visit the Alhambra and its palaces, gardens and fortress, as well as the narrow streets and the flowered balconies of the Albaicin. You will get the greatest views of the city and will also visit the palaces of the Nasrid nobles in the hill of the Albaicin.
Highlights
  • Explore Granada’s Alhambra and old Albaicin quarter in a day
  • Beat the Alhambra’s lines and see the palace with a guide for deeper insight
  • Stroll around Albaicin’s Moorish sights, including palaces and a bathhouse 
  • Make full use of a day in Granada, in a small group for a calmer experience
What to Expect
Greet your guide in central Granada and head to the UNESCO-listed Alhambra palace-fortress on Sabika Hill. Bypass the main lines with your prebooked ticket and go inside to take in this 14th-century royal complex, once home to the Moorish Nasrid sultans. Don the provided headsets to hear your guide clearly and explore the ornate apartments and gateways. Hear stories about Spain’s Muslim rulers and the sultans Yusuf I and Muhammed V, who left their distinct hallmarks on the site. Admire the Patio of the Lions and other courtyards, and learn how the Alhambra has inspired countless artists. After a lunch break (own expense), take an afternoon tour of Granada’s formerly Moorish Albaicin quarter: its oldest enclave. See 14th- and 15th-century palaces of the Nasrid royals, admire the Plaza Nueva and Banuelo bathhouse, and absorb the Alhambra views from San Nicolas. Your tour then finishes in the city.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Paseo del Generalife, 1F, 18009 Granada, Spain
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - El Banuelo
  • Entry/Admission - Albayzin
  • Entry/Admission - Dar al-Horra
  • Entry/Admission - Casa Morisca de Horno de Oro
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
  • Entry/Admission - Nasrid Palaces
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are highly recommended
  • Albaicín tour will take place during the afternoon
  • Please note: the Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name, date of birth and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny access to their premises.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 8 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Magnificent tour of the Alhambra y Generalife. Our guide Manuel, not only explained all the corners and wonderful places we visited but gave us a lot of interesting historical background of the city and culture of Granada. Excellent explanation and really wonderful experience.
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This palace it’s actually breathtaking! The work involve and all the details in the tiles it’s just exquisite. The gardens and trees outside are so green and well maintain. Just a dream of a palace and a must in your to do list things in Granada City. Highly recommended! PS: Do
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We did the tour on the morning of 21st July and our tour guide was Ana. She was very pleasant, informative and had a great sense of humour. Her timing for the tour was spot on and we reached each destination within the times allocated. There was a lot to see but she didn't go
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The guide, Lucia Blanco, was excellent. In the personal and professional aspects. I enjoyed very much the visit and also learned a lot of historical facts. Cristina Pérez Santander Spain
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We really enjoyed the tour, especially since our guide, Asir, had a fantastic knowledge of all places and a great way of passing this to us. Highly recommended
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  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: French, Spanish
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