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Alhambra Palace in Granada, Andalucia

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Overview
World famous Alhambra Palace 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 Nevada mountain.

What to See
There 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.

Salon de 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.

Another 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
The 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 online from 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 schedule.

Visitor & Tourist Information
Adress :
Alhambra, Calle Real del Alhambra, 18009 Granada, Spain
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 8pm-9.30pm
Phone: +34 902 44 1221 ; +34 913 74 5920 (foreign visitors) & +34 902 22 4460 (Spanish)
Web: http://www.alhambra-patronato.es/

 
 


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