in Granada is one of the
most visited place in Spain. A must see.
"Alhambra" which means "red", takes its name
after its red-brown bricked outer walls.
Alhambra is situated on a heavenly nature.
It rises through the deep straight of Darra
River. Behind the walls there stands the
gorgeous snow covered summits of Sierra
are four parts to be discovered in Alhambra.
These are Alcazaba, Palacios Nazaries,
Palacio de Carlos V and Genaralife.
Alcazaba (the Castle) is the oldest part in
Alhambra dating back to 13th century.
Panoramic view of the modern city is
outstanding from the Torre de la Vela
(the Watch Tower). Generalife is kind
of a summer palace situated in a wonderful
garden. The vision, art and atmosphere at
the Nazaries Palaces which stands on
the heart of Alhambra worth seeing.
Museo de la
Alhambra and Museo de Bellas Artes
(Fine Arts Museum) are the two museums
that should be visited in Alhambra. They are
situated at the Palacio de Carlos V.
Embajadores is a must see place in
Alhambra with its extraordinary art and
embroideries. It is a huge saloon used to be
for the kingdom and ambassadors. Patio de
los Leones, named after the fountain
carried by 12 lion stones; Torre de las
Damas, meaning the Women Tower and
the old Hammam are the other places
worth seeing at Alhambra.
attraction on your Alhambra visit is to take
a walk and see Albacin; that is
Granada's oldest and picturesque street.
The Capilla Real (Kingdom Chapel) is a
Renaissance chapel worth seeing on the way
back to the city.
Advices for the Visitors
number of the visitors and so the tickets
for the Alhambra visit are limited due the
conservation issues. It is better to order
your ticket at least a day before your trip
to Alhambra. The tickets may be reserved
www.alhambratickets.com. Otherwise you
may face a very long queue and may not be
able to enter Alhamba if you arrive on the
same day. Also there is a time
limitation for the Nazaries Palaces visit.
You should see it on the given time
Visitor & Tourist Information
Alhambra, Calle Real del Alhambra, 18009
Opening Hours : from March-October:
daily 8.30am-8pm; Fri & Sat evening visits
10pm-11.30pm; from November-February:
daily 8.30am-6pm; Fri & Sat evening visits
Phone: +34 902 44 1221 ; +34 913 74
5920 (foreign visitors) & +34 902 22 4460