What Time to Go to Nasrid Palace Alhambra?

The Nasrid Palace remains open all year round from 8:30 am, and its closing times vary as per the season.

During the peak season from April to October, Nasrid Palace closes its gates along with Alhambra Palace at 6 pm.

From March and October to March, Nasrid Palace closes at 8 pm.

The last admission is accepted one hour before the Nasrid Palace closing time.

MonthsDaysNasrid Palace Timings
1 April to 14 October Monday to Sunday 8:30 am and 8 pm
15 October to 31 March Monday to Sunday 8:30 am and 6 pm

Nasrid Palace remains closed on Christmas (25 December) and New Year’s Day (1 January).

Night Visit to Nasrid Palaces

The Nasrid Palace is open from Tuesday to Saturday for a night visit with varying timings per season. 

You can visit from 1 April to 14 October from 10 pm until 11:30 pm. 

However, during the winter season, which is from 15 October to 31 March, the palace opens its doors from 8 pm to 9:30 pm. 

During the winter, the night visit is only allowed on Friday and Saturday. 

MonthsDaysNasrid Night Timings
1 April to 14 OctoberTuesday to Saturday10 pm to 11:30 pm
15 October to 31 MarchFriday and  Saturday8 pm to 9:30 pm 

What Is The Best Time to Visit Nasrid Palaces

Nasrid Palace morning Time
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The Alhambra Palace draws more than 6000 visitors daily, and only 300 can visit Nasrid Palace every half hour. 

So, to beat the crowd, here’s a breakdown of the best time to visit Nasrid Palace:

Best Time of The Day to Visit Nasrid Palace Alhambra

  • Early Morning helps you avoid the crowd and the scorching heat, especially during the summer.

  • Late afternoon undoubtedly provides the perfect conditions for capturing breathtaking photographs. This is the golden hour for photographers.

  • The most crowded time at the Nasrid Palace is typically from 10 am to 12 pm.  If you haven’t secured your tickets in advance, you should be prepared to be allocated either an early morning or late evening entry slot.

  • If you plan a winter visit to Alhambra, it’s best to visit in the morning, as it will give you more time to explore the palace.

  • However, if you are visiting in Spring, Summer or fall months, an afternoon visit will allow you to make the most of your visit. 

Best Day of The Week to Visit Nasrid Palace

  • With more than three million visitors annually, any time of the week is pretty crowded, especially weekends. Therefore, for a quieter experience, it’s better to visit on weekdays. 

Best Time of The Year to Visit Nasrid Palace

  • Spring and Autumn are the best seasons when the weather is pleasant and the gardens are at their prime.|
  • The flowers are in full bloom and the fortress serves as a refreshing sanctuary from the Mediterranean sun for several hours.

Buying Nasrid Palace tickets online ensures admission to the Palace and allows you to choose your preferred time slot.

How Long Does It Take to See Nasrid Palace? 

How Long Does It Take to See Nasrid Palace
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A visit to Nasrid Palace in Alhambra will take around two to three hours. 

This much time will allow enough time to admire the beautiful architecture craved by intricate details and wander through the serene gardens. 

However, 60 to 90 minutes are enough to explore the whole palace if you visit just Nasrid Palace. 

The Nasrid Palace in Alhambra is within walking distance of about 15 minutes from the access Palavllion entrance.

Insider Tips for Visiting Nasrid Palace Alhambra 

The Palace has a limit on the number of visitors entering at once. 

So, ensure you enter within the time mentioned on your ticket otherwise, you will lose the right to visit this area.

If your Nasrid Palace entry time is close to the last entry slot (an hour before closing time), visit the Generalife and Alcazaba earlier. 

Exploring these areas usually takes at least half an hour.

Tickets for Nasrid Palace

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