How to visit the Alhambra

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Plan your visit

Get your tickets

Choose between a range of ticket options and plan an individual visit to the Alhambra and the Generalife

  • Alhambra General Admission: 14 euros [read more] -  [Buy now]
  • Alhambra Gardens (Admission to Alcazaba, Partal and Generalife palace and Gardens): 7 euros [read more] -  [Buy now]
  • Alhambra At Night (Evening visit to Nasrid palaces or Generalife gardens): 8 euros [read more] -  [Buy now]
  • Alhambra Experiences (Combines night visit to Nasrid Palaces lit and daytime visit to Alcazaba, the Generalife Gardens and Palace on two consecutive days): 14 euros [read more] -  [Buy now]
  • Alhambra Other Look: 25 euros [read more] -  [Buy now]
  • Special visits: The Alhambra just for you [read more] - 
  • Alhambra and Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation 16 euros [read more] -  [Buy now]

Plan your route

Important information to make the most of your visit

  • Opening hours:Summer: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm, evening visits: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
    Winter: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm, evening visits: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm. [Read more]
  • The general route: The general route is about 3.5 km long. Plan about 3 hours for your visit. [Read more]
  • Arrival: Come to the Alhambra by car, bus or on foot. [Read more]
  • Downloads: Download maps, routes with which to visit the Alhambra and further leaflets. [Read more]
  • Tips for visiting: Check out our tips to ensure an enjoyable and problem-free visit to the Alhambra.  [Read more]

What's on

At the Alhambra you can visit not only a range of interesting buildings and palaces but also our latest temporary exhibitions and events:

When do you want to come?

Recommended routes

Here you will find some ideas to make the best of your visit to the Alhambra

  • The Alhambra and Granada

    If your time is limited, you can visit the publicly-accessible areas of the Alhambra with free admission.

  • 1 day

    Taking the recommended route you can visit all the various areas in the Alhambra in just under 4 hours.

  • 2 days

    We recommend purchase of a “Blue Circular Pass” providing one evening and one daytime visit to the site.

  • Barrier-free route

    Information about barrier-free access.

Know the Alhambra

  • Palace of Charles V

    The decision to build the Palace in the Alhambra symbolized the triumph of Christianity over Islam.

  • Museum of the Alhambra

    The tour of the Alhambra also includes a visit to the museum, with its collection of Nasrid Art, which was found in archaeological excavations or restoration works in the Monument.

  • The Room of the Ship

    There are two possible origins of its name: its cylindrical vault or the Arab term “al-baraka”, which is repeatedly inscribed on its walls.

  • The Bath of Comares

    The baths being essential Moorish urban elements, it is easy to understand why each palace in the Alhambra has its own baths.

  • The Hall of the Muqarnas

    One of the rooms in the Palace of the Lions was used as a hall or vestibule owing to its proximity to the main entrance of the Palace

  • The Court of the Lions – Fountain – Water Jet

  • The Queen’s Robing Room

    An open gallery overlooking the Tower of Abu-I-Hayyay that breaks with the conventional wall patterns.

  • The Partal

    A large central pond faces the arched portico behind which stands the Tower of the Ladies

  • The Water Stairway

    It is a small stairway that is protected by vaulting laurel trees, designed in a way that would suit the needs of a medieval sultan.

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