Alhambra Tickets

Alhambra Palace is widely known for being the palace and fortress of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, Spain.

It is an eight-century-old site named after the reddish walls and towers surrounding the castle and attracts 2.7 million tourists annually.

The palace stood on a plateau and was built between 1238 and 1358, overlooking Granada’s Albaicin quarter. ‘

In 1984, the Alhambra and two associated sites, the Albaicín (or Albayzín) and the Generalife Garden, received the designation of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It has four distinct zones: Alcazaba (the military zone), Palacios Nazaries (Nasrid palace), Medina (the city)and Generalife.

Opening Hours: 8:30 am to 6 pm

Last Entry: One hour before the closing time.

Closed: 25 December and 1 and January

Time Needed: Three to Five hours

Best Time to Visit: When it opens at 8:30 am.

Where to Buy Alhambra Tickets 

You can buy Alhambra Palace tickets online or at the ticket office at the Palace. 

Purchasing Alhambra Granada tickets online has many benefits you won’t get at the ticket counter.

  • Online Alhambra Castle tickets are usually cheaper than the tickets available at the venue.

  • Alhambra tickets help tourists save money and time when bought online, as you don’t have to stand in long ticket counter queues.
  • Tickets are limited to 6,600 per day and often sell out fast. Advance booking will save you from last-minute disappointments, especially during peak season.

How Online Tickets Work

Choose your preferred date and time on the ticket booking page and make the purchase. 

After booking your Alhambra tickets online, you get your tickets delivered to your email.

On the day of your visit, show the email you received at the entrance. 

There is no need to take printouts of your tickets. Buying online tickets gets you priority entry into the monument.

Top 3 Most Popular Tickets of the Year

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Alhambra Admission Ticket

– Entry ticket

Access To:

– Alcazaba, Generalife, Palace of Charles V, Partal, and Alhambra Museum

Alhambra + Nasrid Palace

– Fast track entry

Access To:

– Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Palace of Charles V

-he Mosque Baths, Space of the Month, and temporary exhibitions

€25 / Adult
generlife

Alhambra + Nasrid + Generalife 

– Skip the line entry

– Guided tour

Access To:

– Genelife, Alcazaba and Nasrid Palaces

€80/ Adult

Cost of Alhambra Tickets 

Alhambra admission tickets cost €16 for all visitors above 16 years. Youths between 12 and 15 pay a discounted fee of €9. 

Children up to 11 require no require no ticket.

Types of Alhambra Tickets

There are five ways to explore Alhambra- you can opt for a basic entry ticket, which is most popular with tourists, or you can go for the guided tour of Alhambra.

For a more intimate experience, you can opt for a Private tour of Alhambra or a night tour.

If you want to tour all the Alhambra attractions, you can opt for Alhambra tours with Nasrid Palace, Generalife & AlbaicIn, or Alhambra with Gardens and Alcazaba.

If you are short on time but want to cover major attractions of Granada that are within budget, go with the Alhambra City Pass.

Alhambra Entry Tickets

The Alhambra general ticket is the cheapest and most popular among tourists. 

If you are on a budget trip, this is the best ticket to save money and leaves you with more to spend on other things.

You can access the Alcazaba, Palace of Charles V, Generalife, Partal, and Alhambra Museum with this ticket.

Ticket Prices

Adult ticket (12 + years): €16

Child ticket (3 to 11 years): Free Entry

EU citizens with youth card: €9

Alhambra Guided Tour

This two-hour guided tour is available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

The guide will take you in and around the Alcazaba, Palace of Charles V, Generalife and the Alhambra Museum.

Headphones will be given to all the visitors so you can hear your guide clearly in the crowd.

Tour Price

Adult ticket (12 + years): €38

Child ticket (3 to 11 years): €19

Infant ticket ( Up to 2 years): Free Entry

Skip the Line With Nasrid Palace 

This skip-the-line Alhambra ticket gives you direct access to the Palace.

The three-hour tour will take you to the  Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba, the Mosque Baths, Generalife Gardens, Space of the Month, Palace of Charles V and temporary exhibitions.

Ticket Prices

Adult ticket (16 + years): €25
Youth ticket (12 to 15 years): €17

Child ticket (3 to 11 years): Free Entry

Infant ticket ( Up to 2 years): Free Entry

Audio Guide + Alhambra Tour Tickets

An audio guide tour of Alhambra is an informative, convenient and immersive way to explore this iconic Place.

Bypass the long lines and get direct entry to the Alhambra Palace, Alcazaba Fortress, and Nasrid Palace and take a stroll around Generalife Gardens. 

With this tour, you can explore the Palace at your own pace with a GPS system and spend as much time as you want.

The audio guide will provide you with its architecture, history, religious significance and facts.  

Ticket Prices

Adult ticket (16 + years): €34

Child ticket (3 to 11 years): €17

Infant ticket ( Up to 2 years): Free Entry

Guided tour of Alhambra, Generalife & Albaicin

If you want a holistic understanding of Alhambra and the city, then Alhambra with Generalife and Albaicin is perfect for you.

Starting at 10 am, the tour will cover all of Alhambra’s major attractions. 

After a short lunch break, the tour will continue your visit to Granada’s ancient quarter and Albaicin.

Tour Prices 

Adult ticket (12 + years): €65

Child ticket (3 to 11 years): €35

Infant ticket ( Up to 2 years): Free Entry

Alhambra Private Tour Tickets 

This private tour ticket has many benefits for visitors looking for a personalized tour of the Alhambra Palace.

You can choose any offered language out of twelve (English, Arabic, German, Chinese (Traditional), Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), French and Spanish.) 

You will get a professional and expert guide to take you on a minimum three-hour tour with their personalized attention. 

This ticket gives visitors access to all sites of the Alhambra Palace under one ticket.

Ticket Prices

Adult ticket (12 + years): €104

Child ticket (3 to 11 years): Free Entry

Infant ticket ( Up to 2 years): Free Entry

Alhambra Guided Tour + Nasrid Palace Tickets

The Alhambra self-guided tour gives you Skip the Line access to all attraction areas.

A local guide leads you through the Nasrid Palaces, the fortress (the Alcazaba), and the Generalife’s Palace and Gardens.

Headsets are available for all visitors so the crowd does not disrupt your tour experience.

Tour for 30 People

Adult ticket (12 + years): €46

Child ticket (3 to 11 years): €29

Infant ticket ( Up to 2 years): Free Entry

Tour for 20 People

Adult ticket (12 + years): €49

Child ticket (3 to 11 years): €32

Infant ticket ( Up to 2 years): Free Entry

Tour for 10 People

Adult ticket (12 + years): €65

Child ticket (3 to 11 years): €35

Infant ticket ( Up to 2 years): Free Entry

Private Tour 

One participant – €117

Alhambra Self-guided Tour with Gardens and Alcazaba 

Get priority access to everything in Alhambra except Nasrid Palace.

Walk through the enchanting Generalife Gardens, a burst of natural beauty within the fortress. 

If you prefer a more leisurely pace while exploring any attraction, this is the ideal choice- because it allows you to skip the timed entry to Nasrid Palace. 

Dont worry if you don’t know English the multilingual audio guide is available, offering information and insights in a language that suits you best. 

Tour Prices

Adult ticket (12 + years): €50

Child ticket (3 to 11 years): €30

Infant ticket ( Up to 2 years): Free Entry

Alhambra Night Tour Tickets

This ticket will provide a guided walking tour of the Alhambra at night. 

By buying this ticket online, you will get fast-track entry to the palace, skipping the long lines and your wait times at the ticket counter.

Once inside, feast your eyes with the spectacular mix of elaborate Islamic art and architecture, scoping the inside on its monumental and historical stature.

Ticket Prices

Adult ticket (12 + years):  €65 

Child ticket (4 to 11 years): €35

Infant ticket ( Up to 3 years): Free Entry

Alhambra City Pass

If you are on a city tour and want to covet more attractions in a limited time plus under budget, the Alhambra City Pass is the best one. 

You will benefit from free entry to the popular attraction at a discounted rate and a free audio guide in different languages. 

Get around easily with 9 inclusive public transport rides and a special tourist train ride.

City Pass Price

Adult ticket (12 + years):  €90

Child ticket (Up to 11 years): €45

What to expect at Alhambra

The Alhambra Palace is a stunning complex of Moorish architecture in Granada, Spain.

It is divided into three main sections: the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba, and the Generalife.

Nasrid Palaces

It is the most popular part of Alhambra Palace and is where you’ll witness the stunning architecture of Morrish.

The Nasrid Palaces include the Palace of the Lions, the Palace of Comare and the Palace of Two Sisters.

Please note that entry to the Nasrid Palace is limited, so be sure to check your ticket for your assigned time slot.

The Alcazaba

Alcazaba was initially used as a military fortress and was built in the 9th century by the Zirid Dynasty.

The Alcazaba is located on Sabika Hill, which offers stunning views of Granada and the surrounding mountains.

The most notable features of the Alcazaba include the Torre de la Vela, the Torre de la Vela, the Torre de los Picos, the Puerta del Vino and the Patio de la Alberca.

Generalife Gardens

Generalife was the Sultans’ summer palace and lush gardens.

The Generalife Gardens are known for their beautiful gardens, filled with flowers, fountains and trees.

The Generalife Gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations. 

Museum of Fine Arts

The Fine Art Museum is on the Place’s top floor and exhibits a collection of Grenadian artists from the 14th to 20th centuries. 

The notable pieces of the museum are Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Grenadine painting from the 19th and 20th centuries.

It also features the significant contributions of artists like Manuel Angeles Ortiz.

Museum of the Alhambra

The Alhambra Museum is on the ground level of Charles V Palace and is divided into seven halls.

The first contains thematic exhibitions and the rest are arranged in a chronological manner.

In 1870, the museum was founded by the Provincial Commission of Monuments to safeguard collected archaeological evidence.

How long does it take to tour Alhambra?

Typically, it takes around three to five hours to tour the whole Alhambra complex, including Generalife, Alcazaba, the Charles V Palace and the Nasrid Palace.

Keep in mind that the whole complex will take around 3.5 km (2.1 miles).

Find out the time allocation for your visit to the Alhambra:

AttractionTime Taken
Alcazaba15 to 30 mins
Nasrid Palace30 to 45 mins
Generalife30 to 45 mins
Charles V Palace15 to 30 mins
Museums (2)20 to 30 mins
Walking60 to 90 mins

Attractions are at a distance from each other, you will require a considerable amount of time to reach the other attraction.

Weekends and holidays invite more visitors, making it very crowded, which can further extend the time needed to explore the attractions.

When you book tickets for the Alhambra Granada in advance, you save yourself from waiting in long lines at the ticket counter for 30 to 60 minutes.

FAQs

How to buy Alhambra tickets?

Choose your preferred date and time on the ticket booking page, make the purchase and get the delivered to your mail. 
 
There is no need to take the printout. Just show the email you received at the entrance. 

Is it possible to book online tickets to visit Alhambra Granada?

Yes, you can book tickets for the Alhambra Granada online and get them delivered in your mail.

You can choose your preferred date and time by booking online tickets, which you won’t get at the offline ticket counter.

Why is Alhambra Palace famous?

Alhambra is famous for its universal beauty and exceptional expression of Moorish and Andalusian culture.

It conveys the history of changes the region got through its marvelous architecture and decorative campaigns.

Can I visit the Alhambra without a guided tour?

You can explore the Alhambra independently by purchasing Alhambra entrance tickets and exploring the Palace at your own pace.

What are the different parts of the Alhambra to visit?

The Alhambra is a vast complex with several parts and areas to explore, some of them are: 

The Nasrid Palaces
The Palace of Carlos V
– The Alcazaba
Gardens and Palace of the Generalife
– Rauda – Royal Cemetery
– The Medina

Can you take pictures in Alhambra?

No, you can’t take photos in the palace. Visitors need to get permission from the authorities.

What are Alhambra’s opening hours?

8.30 am to 6 pm between 1 April to 14 October and 8.30 am to 6 pm from 15 October to 31 March.

For more information, check out the opening timings of the Palace.

How far in advance should I book Alhambra tickets?

The Alhambra recommends one-month advance booking because of its popularity most of the tickets get sold out by the end of the month.

Although to avoid any last-minute disappointments, you can always buy last-minute Alhambra tickets.

Is Alhambra Palace in the 7 wonders of the world?

No, the Alhambra Palace does not come in the list of Seven wonders Of the world, But It comes in the List of the Top 7 Muslim Wonders of the world.

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