Alhambra - Essential information

We reccomend you to read with atention the next information:

  • Winter schedule: From 8.30 to 18.00 hours / Summer schedule: From 8.30 to 20 hours
  • Night tours: Winter from 20 to 21.30 hours only fridays and saturdays / Summer from 22 to 23.30 hours and from Tuesdays to Saturdays.

How to get to the Alhambra?

You can walk up from Plaza Nueva by the Cuesta de Gomerez. You will cross the Gate of the Pommegrates, the woods of the Alhambra and following the centre of the valley at the far end you will find the Ticket Office. On your way up you will see the city walls of the Alhambra on you left hand side. A very pleasant walk uphill, especially with nice weather.

An other option is to take the bus C30 from the city centre (Plaza Isabel la Católica) to the Ticket Office. Wherever you are in Granada you can take as well a taxi towards the main Ticket Office. The phone number of the taxi company is 958-280654.

By car on the highway A-395 you will see the signs indicating the Alhambra. You will pass by a tunnel and keeping on the left lane you take the exit number 5A. Turn left on the roundabout uphill (Avenida de Santa Maria de la Alhambra) passing by Vithas Hospital. On top of the hill you will find another roundabout with the entrance to the main carpark.

Additional Information

  • The Alhambra Tour will take you almost 3 hours and it is a bit more than 4 kilometres, therefore we recommend confortable shoes.
  • Do not forget in summer time a bottle of water and solar protection.
  • Photograhs can be taken throughout the monumental site but without flash in the Nasrid Palaces. It is forbidden to use tripods in the entire enclosure.
  • Trolleys for babies are restricted in the main palaces. There is consigment within the restroom area next to the main entrance to the Nasrid Palaces.
  • Suitcases or backpacks can be left in the consignment but if you take a backpack into the palaces you have to carry it on the front side for conservation reasons.
  • There is a first aid service of Cruz Roja within the restroom building, next to main entrance to the Nasrid Palaces and the palace of Charles V.

ADVISE: Enjoy our guided Alhambra Tours with our licensed guides, providing alhambra tickets, official guide and headphones. We recomend to make your reservation on forehand as it is difficult to apply for the entrance tickets.

NOTE: Do not forget your passports.

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