GRANADA'S ALHAMBRA - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING
Granada's Alhambra. We're not going to tell you about the history or unique aspects of Spain's most visited monument: there are many, many pages that explain this. We are merely going to give you some advice if you are visiting Granada and if you'd like to visit the Alhambra.
Firstly, and most importantly, how can you get tickets? Remember that this is the most visited monument in Spain. As soon as you know what day you would like to visit it, buy your ticket.
WHERE YOU CAN BUY TICKETS:
- Online is the quickest and easiest way:
You can do so on ticketmaster.com, via credit card payment.
- By telephone:
Call (+34) 902 888 001 or (+34) 958 926 031 and pay via credit card.
- At Servicaixa ATMs:
But only those in the city of Granada. So if you don't have a ticket when you get to the hotel, look for your nearest Servicaixa ATM.
- In Granada city centre:
You can buy tickets at the Librería Oficial de la Alhambra (Official Bookstore of the Alhambra) on Calle Reyes Católicos, 40, which is near the City Hall.
- At ticket booths at the monument itself:
However, these are only for the same day. Remember to go early as they sell out quickly.
There are different kinds of tickets, depending on the time and the parts you wish to visit:
- Alhambra General: €14. The most complete, visiting every part: Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Palacio de Carlos V and Mosque Baths.
- Alhambra Gardens: €7. Includes a visit to all parts except the Nasrid Palaces.
- Alhambra Nocturna: €8. Can be a good option if you've visited the Alhambra before and if you can't get a day ticket. Remember that there are two types of night visit tickets: one for the Nasrid Palaces and another for the gardens.
HOW TO GET THERE
By car: From the southern part of the city, head to Sierra Nevada and follow the signs to the Serrallo Tunnel. At the next roundabout turn left and take the Avenida Sant María de La Alhambra then take the old cemetery road.
By bus: There is the C3-C4 urban bus line that leaves from Plaza Isabel La Católica.
By foot: It is a lovely walk. You can wander through a beautiful forest before reaching the Alhambra. Bear in mind that it is a rather steep climb, if you are visiting with children or older people.