Alhambra, Granada

4.6
Once the last Islamic stronghold in Europe, Alhambra reflects the splendor of the Moorish civilization in Spain, and offers visitors a chance to see exquisite ornamental architecture, lush gardens, cascading water features, and panoramic views of Granada. This complex was once a palace, citadel, fortress, and the home of the Nasrid sultans, high government officials and servants of the court. Within the medieval complex of structures you can also explore other prominent buildings belonging to different time periods, including the palace of Carlos V, noted for housing a museum of fine art. To avoid disappointment, be sure to book tickets at least a few days in advance by phone or online. Add Alhambra to your Granada travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Granada trip itinerary planner.
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  • Absolutely worth seeing, by different buildings and points, also and especially with a guided tour, plan at least 1/2 day, better use 3/4 day, stay in the nasrid palace only with exact time and 1/2 hour max., because limited admission number, tickets for high season( school holidays) book almost 1 year in advance, also the monumental work of the district Albayzin ( mirador st . Nicholas) in the fall of sunlight
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  • To see the Muslim footprint of the Muslims in an attempt to take over the Spanish region and the last stronghold they managed to hold before turning back. A structure of a fortress with Opiiniss markers for ancient construction. A trip around the sounds of water flowing through canals and small waterfalls (I realized that everything is in a closed circle) a lot of declines that need to go back, but it's worth
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  • What a sight to behold! A really amazing place filled with great detail at every corner. There’s so much history to the Alhambra that makes it a must visit for anyone travelling to the south of Spain. We booked a day trip tour from Seville and had a 3 hour tour of the grounds but could have easily spent another 1-2 hours at least, to soak in the grounds and all the beauty of the palace and gardens. A very photogenic place!
  • An amazing place - so much history. The ceiling is decorated with lots of stars. Painted to shine like ivory, mother of pearl and silver. And it blew my mind how many 8 pointed stars there are everywhere. As you wander along the maze like corridors of the palace, you will see many walls covered in brightly coloured ceramic tiles
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