Visit the Alhambra and the Generalife with your group

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Advantages of coming in a group to the Alhambra

Tickets included to the Alhambra
3 hours long
Visit to the Nasrid Palaces, the most emblematic place of the Alhambra
Accompaniment at all times by an official guide
Access to all open spaces of the monument
Skip the individual queues and access with us through the special group access
You can easily choose the number of people you are in the group
You can calculate in seconds the cost of the guided tour

Itinerary

Nasrid Palaces

They are a group of palaces that form the Royal House of the sultans of the Alhambra. This is the best place to appreciate the Nasrid art. Geometry and architecture merge with poetry. In addition, we will visit the most spectacular space of the monument, the famous Court of the Lions.

Generalife

The Generalife is an expression of paradise on earth. It was a farm for rest and recreation for the Nasrid sultans. The great poet vizier Ibn al-Yayyab describes this place as Dar al-Mamlaka al Sa'ida, The Royal House of Happiness. The farm is crossed by the famous Royal Irrigation Channel. With it, the orchards and aromatic plants were watered to sustain the inhabitants of the Alhambra and delight the senses of the Nasrid sultans.

Fortress

The Alcazaba or Qasba is the fortress and military base of the Alhambra. It was the first house of the Nasrid kings of the Alhambra and was strategically built to defend the royal family from any attack or Christian threat. After the Christian conquest, it became an artillery platform to defend the Alhambra from possible uprisings by the Moorish population. The views that can be seen from its towers leave the visitor speechless..

Charles V Palace

This Christian construction began to rise at the beginning of the 16th century. At this time, a new artistic style came to the Alhambra with force, the Renaissance. The Palace is named after the person who ordered its construction, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Never far from criticism, this palace is one of the symbols of the Reconquest and the triumph of Christianity.

Partal Palace

This is another of the jewels of the Alhambra. The Partal Palace was designed as a small astronomical observation centre because the third Nasrid sultan, Muhammad III, loved to gaze at the stars. Its gardens were designed at the beginning of the 20th century by the great conservationist restorer of the Alhambra, Leopoldo Torres Balbás. This space is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the entire monumental complex.

Frequent questions

Of course. The Alhambra is one of the most important monuments in the world, full of history and curiosities. When we visit the Alhambra with an official guide, everything is much better understood. In addition, we have the opportunity to ask our guide everything we want. In this way, the experience of visiting this great monument is much more complete than if we did it on our own.
Granada Te Guía offers guided tours with last-minute tickets. You can check availability here. You can call us at +34 640 75 27 57 or send us an email to [email protected]. Perhaps we can offer you an alternative that may interest you.

This depends on many factors such as the weather, the influx of visitors, the hours when the monument is busiest, etc. Next, we detail all the times of the year so you can decide the best option for you and yours: January and February: These are generally quite quiet months as it is the low season in the Alhambra. The weather is cold so you have to wrap up well. It is the best time to see the Sierra Nevada from the Alhambra as it is normally covered in snow and can be seen far from the Alacazaba, the Alhambra fortress. Although in these months there is not so much influx of visitors, on weekends it is quite crowded.

March, April and May: Spring begins and with it begins the season of guided tours in the Alhambra. It is the best time to admire the gardens, especially those of the Generalife. In general, the temperature is perfect, although spring in Granada is quite changing so we can expect both a sunny and a rainy day. They can be months with a large influx of visitors since they coincide with holidays such as Easter or the Day of the Cross.

June: Perhaps the perfect month to visit the Alhambra. It is still not very hot in the city and there is not a large volume of visitors inside the monument.

July and August: We are in the middle of the high summer season with intense heat. It is true that daytime temperatures in Granada fluctuate around 35 degrees, however, the Alhambra and the Generalife have plenty of shaded areas protected from sunlight. It is best to bring water, a hat and sun protection. They are also months with a lot of influx so it is highly recommended to book the guided tour well in advance.

September and October: They are very busy months. The good thing is that the temperatures are no longer as high as in July and August.

November and December: The first half of November is still high season in the Alhambra. The second fortnight of this month is usually quiet. To visit the Alhambra in December and the first days of January, it is necessary to book the guided tour in advance, especially at Christmas time.

  • Name and surname
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • DNI or passport number


You can add this data in the last part of the purchase process. This step is necessary to be able to make the reservation to the Alhambra.

ID card or passport. Because the tickets are by name, all members must show their identity document several times during the tour. When the day of the visit arrives, the guide will distribute the nominative tickets to each attendee. It is very important to check that our name is the one that appears on the ID or passport.

There is not limit. The guides can take a maximum group of 30 people. If the group were larger, it would be necessary to hire another guide.

There are several ways to get to the monument. We explain them all:

Walking

The Alhambra is located at the top of the Sabika hill and, therefore, we must take into account the physical condition of those who are going to visit it. There are 3 options to get to the Alhambra on foot.

- From Plaza Nueva (1150 meters). This is the best known option, especially for those staying in the city centre. You have to look for the Cuesta de Gomérez, go under the Arco de las Granadas and start going up through the Alhambra forest. On the way you will see signs that will show you where the main accesses to the monument is.

- From the Paseo de los Tristes (860 meters). This may be a good option if you are staying in the Albaicin or Sacromonte. At the end of Paseo de los Tristes, you will find a small bridge on your right. You have to cross it and start to climb a steep path called Cuesta del Rey Chico or Cuesta de los Chinos. At the end of the slope you must turn left and you will see the access to the main pavilion of the Alhambra.

- From Campo del Principe (800 meters): This is a good option for those who are staying in Realejo. From Campo del Principe we have to go up the street Carril de San Cecilio and at the end of the street we have to turn left to reach Calle Antequeruela Baja. Upon arriving at the Alhambra Palace Hotel, we must turn right and walk along the Paseo del Generalife until we reach the access pavilion to the Alhambra.

 

Urban bus

There are 3 urban bus lines connecting the city centre and the Alhambra

Line C30: It connects the centre of Granada with the Alhambra.

Line C32: It connects the centre of Granada, the Alhambra and the Albaicin neighbourhood.

Line C35: It connects the centre of Granada with the cemetery. We must get off at the closest stop to the Alhambra, next to the Hotel Alixares and go down a few meters to the access pavilion to the monument.

 

Taxi

It is perhaps the most comfortable way to get to the Alhambra. The closest stop to the Alhambra is in Plaza Nueva. The price ranges from 6 € to 10 € from this location.

These are the telephone numbers from where you can request a taxi:

Request a Granada Taxi: (+34) 958 28 00 00

Radio Taxi Genil: (+34) 958 13 23 23

 

By car

If we are already staying in Granada and we have the car in the hotel car park or a public car park, it is best to leave it where it is since most of the streets in the centre of Granada are restricted only for public transport or residents. Therefore, for this option we recommend walking or taking public transport.

If we come from the motorway on the A-44, we must take the A-395 exit and go up Avenida de Santa María de la Alhambra. We can leave the car in the Parking of the Alhambra. The price ranges from €2.75 per hour to €18.85 per day maximum.

 

Bus for groups

If you have hired a bus service for your group, access to the Alhambra is the same as by car. The difference is that private buses cannot park at the Alhambra. Buses can enter and leave passengers at the designated stop. Both the drivers of these buses and the guides accompanying the group must take into account that the vehicle has a courtesy 10 minutes to drop off or pick up the group from the stop. If the time is exceeded, the cost of entering the car park must be paid.

Yes, the monument can be accessed again except in spaces where it can only be visited once, such as the Alcazaba and the Nasrid Palaces.

Yes, you can. However, The Alhambra prohibits access with bags or backpacks larger than 40x40 cm. On the day of the visit, your guide will guide you so that you can leave it in one of the lockers set up for it.

Keep in mind that the monument offers a limited left luggage service.

The Alhambra has created a specific itinerary for doing the tour in a wheelchair.

If you need to borrow a wheelchair, the Alhambra offers this service as long as there is availability on the day of the visit. Your guide will guide you at all times.

The Alhambra does not allow the use of trolleys in the spaces that can be visited (Nazaríes Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba and Partal). However, it is possible to leave it in areas enabled for it. Your guide will guide you at all times.

Only in the event that the animal is an assistance dog and specifically, guide dogs.

Of course. It is true that during daytime visits we can better appreciate the details thanks to sunlight. However, the night guided tour in the Nasrid Palaces is magical. We can really feel the spell that the Alhambra gives off at night. It is an incredible experience in which everyone leaves fascinated. You can make the reservation here.

No, there are not. There is a kiosk next to the Alcazaba. Here we can order drinks and snacks, but there are no bars or restaurants sit. There are also shops with vending machines where you can buy drinks, ice cream and coffee.

Granada Te Guía offers 3 payment methods:

  • Credit card
  • PayPal
  • Wire transfer

You only have to reach the last step of the purchase process and choose one of the 3 options to pay for your guided tour

Recommendations

Since we are going to walk approximately 4.5 kilometres, the use of comfortable shoes is recommended.

It is advisable to bring water, although inside the monument there are drinking fountains and shops to buy refreshments, food and souvenirs.

The use of hats, sunglasses and sun protection is recommended, especially in the hottest months.

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A base de 35 reseñas
Lucrecia Floyd
Lucrecia Floyd
23 Febrero 2024
Juan was the best tour guide of Granada !! His knowledge and passion for the history of the place is insane . He explained and answered all our questions at the same time that he gave us time to enjoy and take lots of pictures of the place. At all times , he kept us engaged on the conversation and made us use our imagination to envision the place through different stages of history . We absolutely loved every minute of his tour.
Bonifacio Samper Boned
Bonifacio Samper Boned
8 Febrero 2024
Maravillosa visita a la Alambra de Granada y sus Palacios Nazaríes. Nuestro guía Juan nos explicó excelentemente el conjunto monumental. Las 3 horas que pasamos con él fueron muy amenas, aprendimos mucho tanto de la arquitectura de Complejo como de su historia.
David Gallego
David Gallego
15 Enero 2024
Increíble experiencia, nuestro guía Juan ha estado muy atento en toda la visita y se ha preocupado de explicarnos todo genial haciéndonos participar en todo momento. Lo recomiendo totalmente, para repetir
Alvaro Mitjans
Alvaro Mitjans
4 Enero 2024
Nuestro guia, Juan, fue impecable. Educadisimo, simpatiquisimo y muy profesional. Daba mucha informacion de forma amena y entretenida, haciendo que la visita fuera inolvidable tanto para nosotros los adultos, como para los niños. Hizo que La Alhambra quede en nuestros recuerdos para siempre. Muchas gracias!!
Garazi Madariaga
Garazi Madariaga
12 Diciembre 2023
Juan fue nuestro guía del tour completo de la Alhambra. Por sus conocimientos y forma de transmitir la historia del lugar nos encantó. Y además tuvimos la suerte de que fuera un grupo reducido con lo cual la cercania hacia nosotros también nos gustó, teniendo la oportunidad de amenizar mucho la visita. Gracias Juan por hacernos disfrutar de las historias del lugar, fuimos parte de los momentos históricos.
Mercedes Carrasco
Mercedes Carrasco
10 Diciembre 2023
Realizamos la visita guiada a la Alhambra con “Granada te guía” hace unos días y nos ha encantado. Juan es un gran profesional con muchos conocimientos que, a la vez que nos explicaba la historia y detalles de lo que íbamos viendo, supo adaptar perfectamente la visita a nuestras necesidades, pues íbamos con un niño de 4 años. Además muy puntual y abierto a ayudarnos en cualquier duda o recomendación que hemos necesitado. Totalmente recomendable.
Diego Castro Suarez
Diego Castro Suarez
15 Noviembre 2023
Visitamos la Alhambra con Juan desde las 10::00 de la mañana, explicaciones magníficas, amabilidad 100% y un trato de 10. Si volvemos a Granada sin duda contaremos con Juan para realizar otras visitas en su compañía. Gracias Juan, ha sido un placer. Diego y Marga.
Baba Campbell
Baba Campbell
27 Agosto 2023
Remarkable experience. The culture of Granada and the amazing history of Alhambra are a must see! Juan of Granada Te Guia was like an ambassador of South Spain! VIP experience! Highly recommended!!!!!
S C
S C
27 Agosto 2023
Juan was an excellent tour guide. I enjoyed the tour immensely with his knowledge and personal touch.
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