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The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin

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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janis V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 June 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Bartexz
Reviewed 17 May 2019 via mobile

This guide is a very intelligent and friendly man, he speaks fluent English and he talks with a lot of passion about the history and culture of Andalucia. A wonderfull experience !!!

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Yes but there are areas where access is restricted. The palaces and the grounds are absolutely amazing!
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