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Generalife Gardens Tours

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Generalife Gardens
The 13th-century Generalife served as a summer retreat for Nasrid kings when they needed a break from palace affairs. From its perch on Cerro del Sol (Hill of the Sun), the series of terraces, promenades, and gardens spread across 74 landscaped acres (30 hectares) of the Alhambra complex afford some of the best views over Granada.

The Basics
Entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Generalife Gardens is included in your entrance ticket to the Alhambra, but you can also purchase a separate ticket for the gardens only. Since the complex ranks as one of the most-visited attractions in Andalucia, it’s a good idea to book a skip-the-line tour—small-group or private—of both the Alhambra and Generalife ahead of time to avoid disappointment. It’s also possible to see both attractions on a guided day trip from Seville, Roquetas de Mar, or Malaga.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Generalife Gardens are a must-visit for all first-time visitors to Granada.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do quite a bit of walking.
  • Don’t forget to bring sun protection, as southern Spain can get very hot.
  • Strollers are not permitted on the grounds of the Generalife, so plan to bring a baby carrier if needed.
  • The Generalife Gardens are mostly wheelchair accessible, and there are modified tours that cater to—and include—wheelchairs. 

How to Get There
You can walk to the Alhambra and Generalife from Granada city center, but be prepared for a bit of an incline. If you’d rather save your legs for exploring, opt for a bus or taxi. Most guided tours include round-trip transportation from Granada hotels.

When to Get There
The Generalife Gardens are open daily throughout the year for daytime visits, and for evening visits between March and November. Be sure to book your tickets (which are timed) well in advance, especially if you’re visiting during the peak summer season. It’s a good idea to arrive at the grounds well in advance of your ticket time.

Visiting the Generalife, Nasrid Palace, and Alcazaba
The Alhambra complex is divided into three sections, all accessed with the same ticket. As you plan your tour of the palace, keep in mind that you can visit the Alcazaba and Generalife Gardens at any point during your visit to the complex, but entrance to the Nasrid Palace is for a set time. 
Address: Granada, Spain
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Granada: Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Ticket with Audioguide

Granada: Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Ticket with Audioguide

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Thousands visit Granada’s Alhambra each day and daily numbers are capped to help protect the complex. Book in advance to avoid disappointment and save vacation time with this skip-the-line audio guide ticket. Simply collect your ticket and audio guide at the entrance, bypass the ticket-purchase lines, and explore the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, and more your own way, dipping in and out of the audio commentary as you wish.
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  • 3 hours
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$35.14
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$35.14
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Enjoy Granada: Alhambra, Flamenco Show and Walking tour Albaycin & Sacromonte

Enjoy Granada: Alhambra, Flamenco Show and Walking tour Albaycin & Sacromonte

Experience the best of Granada with a combination package that includes skip-the-line admission to the Alhambra with audio-guide, a guided walking tour of the Albaycin and Sacromonte districts, and a flamenco show. Benefit from guaranteed tickets to the Alhambra’s main sections: the Alcazaba Fortress, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Gardens. Then take the guided walking tour in the early evening, which ends with entrance to the flamenco performance.
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  • 1 to 2 days
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$117.12
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$117.12
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

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Discover the imperial majesty of Granada’s Alhambra and its gorgeous Generalife Gardens on this walking tour. Sail past long lines at the entrance hall with an exclusive priority access pass, and then embark upon an enriching exploration of the palace complex. See the magnificent Moorish architecture of the Nasrid palaces and a gain a glimpse into the decadent sultans who once inhabited the opulent structure. Admire panoramic city vistas from a hilltop perch; stroll through the botanical beauty of the Generalife Gardens and enjoy convenient round-trip hotel transportation during this exciting excursion.
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  • 3 hours
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$43.48
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Priority Access to Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada

Priority Access to Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada

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Escape the crowds and maximize your time in Granada’s magnificent the Alhambra on this tour. With a priority-access pass, you’ll be one of the first to enter the Alhambra — a UNESCO-listed landmark famed for its architecture — with a guide. Explore the Alcazaba Fortress, walk through the Generalife Gardens and take in panoramic views of Granada from Torre de la Vela.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.00
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$39.00
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Skip The Line Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour

Skip The Line Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour

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This tour is a great choice for travelers interested in historic sites. Save time waiting in long visitor lines with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the stunning complex of Alhambra included. Explore the palace complex and Generalife with a guide, so you don’t get lost. Your guide enhances your day with stories about the history, art, culture, and mysteries of the palace and surrounding area.
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  • 3 hours
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$46.14
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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada. Skip the line

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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada. Skip the line

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Explore the crown jewel of medieval Granada on a tour of the Alhambra, and gain skip-the-line entry to the Moorish palace and fortress complex. Together with the Generalife gardens, they form a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn about the Nasrid dynasty as well as Muslim, Jewish and Christian history during a walking tour with your informative guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.37
$57.97
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Alhambra: Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Ticket with Audioguide

Alhambra: Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Ticket with Audioguide

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Explore Nasrid Palaces, the Alhambra, and Generalife Gardens at your own pace on this audio-guided tour. Learn about Moorish history and the Nasrid Kingdom, the last Muslim dynasty on the Iberian Peninsula. Visit the Alhambra fortress, tour the royal palaces, and stroll the lush grounds of Generalife Gardens, a place of leisure for Granda’s rulers.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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$53.24
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Skip the Line: Alhambra Palace Tour with Generalife Gardens

Skip the Line: Alhambra Palace Tour with Generalife Gardens

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Delve into the UNESCO-listed Alhambra and explore its chambers and gardens on this 2.5-hour guided tour. Skip the long entrance lines to Spain’s most visited monument, and stroll through the Nasrid Palaces and Charles V Palace as your guide shares tales of the buildings and the Moorish sultans who originally lived here. Plus, enjoy a walk around the Generalife Gardens, with their ponds, courtyards, and orchards.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$65.07
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$65.07

Skip-The-Line Alhambra and Generalife Expert Guided Tour

Skip-The-Line Alhambra and Generalife Expert Guided Tour

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Skip the line for entrance tickets and spend more of your time exploring Spain's famed Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens on this guided tour. Enjoy the privilege of priority entrance and be one of the first to enter the grounds and step back into Granada’s Muslim past whilst exploring the palace and fortress. Get insight into the gardens' features and a deeper look at the region’s history from your guide, before exploring farther independently.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.69
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Alhambra and Generalife Private Guided Tour in Granada

Alhambra and Generalife Private Guided Tour in Granada

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Discover the legacy of Spain’s powerful Nasrid dynasty on a private tour of the UNESCO-listed Alhambra citadel and Generalife gardens in Granada. From Moorish sultans to Catholic kings, hear stories from the centuries of rulers who occupied this stunning royal complex and adjacent gardens while an official guide reveals the secrets behind their multicultural history and design.
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  • 3 hours
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$165.62
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Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada

Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada

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Described by Moorish poets as “a pearl set in emeralds,” the Alhambra is indeed the jewel of Granada. Discover the legends behind the beauty on this private tour of the entire Alhambra palace complex, which includes skip-the-line admission to Granada’s most popular attraction. This tour can accommodate your group of one to 20 people, and includes a choice of morning, afternoon, or evening departure.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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$53.24
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Alhambra and Generalife Skip-the-Line Ticket with Official Guide

Alhambra and Generalife Skip-the-Line Ticket with Official Guide

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Spend more time exploring the Alhambra instead of waiting to enter with this skip-the-line ticket and a guided tour. Hear live commentary from your guide during the 2.5-hour tour of the fortress and Generalife Gardens at Granada’s popular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Entry to Nasrid Palaces is not included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$41.41
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Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Ticket with Audio Guide

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Ticket with Audio Guide

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Save time when visiting the popular Alhambra fortress in Granada by pre-booking a skip-the-line admission ticket. The ticket gives you access to the Alcazaba and Generalife Gardens, where you can proceed at your own pace with an audio guide that provides informative commentary about the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nasrid Palaces not included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$34.31
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Alhambra, Generalife & Nasrid Palaces: Tour with Fast Track

Alhambra, Generalife & Nasrid Palaces: Tour with Fast Track

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Skip the lines at Granada's most famous attraction, the Alhambra, with a half-day tour that includes expedited entry to the popular monument. Explore the breathtaking structures and grounds with a guide who shares insightful commentary about the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This package includes admission tickets to all sections of the Alhambra, including Nasrid Palaces and Generalife gardens.
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  • 3 hours
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$50.00
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Alhambra and Generalife guided tour in a premium small group.

Alhambra and Generalife guided tour in a premium small group.

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Take a guided tour through the beautiful Alhambra Palace and discover its rich history. Stroll through the corridors of this UNESCO-listed site and learn about the palace’s famous past residents before heading to the Nasrid Palace for a short, guided tour of the “Sultans Residence.” Skip the notoriously long lines of these landmarks with this tour and get some insider tips from your guide to round out your experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$93.46
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Private Walking Guided Tour in Alhambra

Private Walking Guided Tour in Alhambra

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This action-packed private tour is ideal for travelers with limited time in Granada. By going on a private tour, you won’t have to wait around for other travelers, and you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention. Save time waiting in long visitor lines with skip-the-line entrance tickets included. See multiple palaces in one day, including Alhambra, Generalife Gardens, and the spectacular Nasrid Palaces.
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  • 3 hours
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$147.88
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$147.88
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Alhambra and Generalife Premium-group Guided Tour

Alhambra and Generalife Premium-group Guided Tour

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Learn about the history of Granada and its Islamic past on this exclusive guided walking tour. In groups no larger than 10 people, tour the grounds of Alhambra, a palatial fortress complex and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the architecture as you stroll through lush gardens and along elaborate stone pathways. Your guide is available to answer any questions you may have. 
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  • 3 hours
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$69.80
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$69.80
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Private Official Guide to Visit Alhambra in Granada

Private Official Guide to Visit Alhambra in Granada

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Explore the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alhambra on private tour. Avoid the long lines and head straight into the complex with your tour guide. See the Alcazaba, La Qasba, the Nazaries Palaces, La Dar al-Mamlaka, and Generalife and learn about the rich history behind this Moorish structure. Customize the itinerary to your preferences and upgrade to include pickup from your hotel.
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  • 3 hours
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$240.13
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$240.13
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Skip the Line Alhambra Group Tour

Skip the Line Alhambra Group Tour

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The most-visited monument in Spain, the Alhambra is also one of the most crowded. Don’t waste time waiting in line when you book ahead—this tour could save you hours. Plus, by booking a tour, you get the inside scoop on this UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument, which includes the Nasrid Palaces, gardens, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.07
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Skip-the-line: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces guided tour

Skip-the-line: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces guided tour

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Avoid waiting in long lines and head straight inside with this skip-the-line, half-day guided tour of the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces. Explore the exquisite palace gardens and learn about its history and take in the lush flowers and vista views. At the Nasrid Palaces, marvel at the plaster-works ad ornamental gardens where opulent fountains flow.  
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  • 3 hours
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$63.88
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City of Alhambra Guided Tour

City of Alhambra Guided Tour

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Experience parts of the monument which are less well known to visitors. Stroll through the surrounding forest with your expert, local guide. Explore magical places including the Palace of Charles V, Santa María de La Alhambra, Carmen de los Mártires, Puerta de la Justicia, Puerta del Vino, and Puerta de las Granadas. Marvel at the numerous towers and green forests which surround the monumental complex of the palace. This tour doesn't include the tickets for the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba and Generalife.
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  • 2 hours
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$18.93
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Alhambra & Generalife private tour with skip-the-line ticket

Alhambra & Generalife private tour with skip-the-line ticket

The Alhambra and the Generalife Palace are widely considered among medieval Granada’s must-see attractions, but the admission queues can be long. On this tour, save valuable sightseeing time with skip-the-line entry and explore with your private guide. Hear the secrets of key features of the Alhambra such as the Nasrid Palaces, the Patio de los Leones, and the Washington Irving rooms, and gain insight into their Christian and Muslim influences.
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  • 3 hours
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$196.38
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Alhambra Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Semiprivate Guided Tour

Alhambra Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Semiprivate Guided Tour

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Skip the lines at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain on a guided tour through the elaborate architecture, grounds, and history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Alhambra fortress, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife gardens each have their own fascinating history. So, without waiting in line at any of the sites, you have ample time to explore and learn about the surroundings from your guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$81.63
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$81.63

Alhambra complete: Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Private Guided Tour

Alhambra complete: Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Private Guided Tour

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Ensure your visit to one of Granada’s most popular attractions with this skip-the-line admission ticket and guided tour of the Alhambra complex. Your private guide provides an all-access ticket that covers the three main components of this UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Alcazaba Fortress, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Gardens. Hear live commentary from your guide as you take in the exquisite architecture and decor of the monument.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$130.13
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$130.13
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Alhambra Small Group Tour with Skip-the-line-tickets

Alhambra Small Group Tour with Skip-the-line-tickets

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Submerge yourself in the history of the last Moorish kingdom in Western Europe. The Alhambra has some of the secrets of the unique Spanish-Muslim culture that lasted for over 700 years hidden away inside. You will not be able to explore these charms anywhere else in the world.   A stunningly well-preserved complex of Medieval palaces where it is still possible to feel the presence of its previous oweners. The paradise-like gardens are only a few of the gems that await you in the unique setting.   Find out more about the plots and intirgues that provoked the failure of the Moorish Kingdom of Granada when faced with a Christian assault.   This is a small group tour for up to 15 participants.
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  • 3 hours
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$106.47
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Granada Pass: Alhambra ticket + 5 days of tickets for monuments and transport

Granada Pass: Alhambra ticket + 5 days of tickets for monuments and transport

Enjoy this wonderful visit together with our latest generation audio guides, the most demanded monument in Spain and one of the most visited in the world. On the tour you can take your time to visit the Alhambra, Generalife Palace and their gardens, Carlos V Palace and all the monumental environment. With our guided tour "Barrios Patrimonio de la UNESCO" we will visit the muslim neighborhood of Albayzín and the gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte, two of the most characteristic neighborhoods in the world, with beautiful views due to their location, in front of Alhambra. You can also complete the visit of the city with the entrances to all the most emblematic and important monuments, such as the Cathedral, Royal Chapel, etc. In the Science Park, both adults and children can enjoy the first interactive science museum in Andalusia. To move around the city you have 9 trips in urban transport, and 1 round in the tourist train which will make the perfect panoramic of the city.
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  • 5 days
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Generalife Gardens tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Generalife Gardens can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 87 Generalife Gardens tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Generalife Gardens 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Generalife Gardens costs USD 35.14. Guided Generalife Gardens tours start around USD 35.14 per person. See all 87 Generalife Gardens tickets and tours on Viator.
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