The Alhambra Palace Complex is one of the world's most visited buildings as you'll find out for yourself on this unforgettable guided tour. HIGHLIGHTS: * Wander through the patios and palaces of the Alhambra with the help of an expert guide * Don’t miss out on the breathtaking Generalife gardens * One of the world’s most popular attractions This beautiful series of palaces, perched high on a hill overlooking the city is the culmination of centuries of Islamic art and architecture in Moorish Spain, the flowering of a unique syncretic culture. In this guided tour you'll visit the different palaces and courtyards as well as the incredible Generalife gardens. The Alhambra is located on a once inaccessible hill overlooking the city’s most ancient neighbourhoods and the valley of the River Darro. It was originally built as a fortress in 899 before being converted into a Royal Palace by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada. Your knowledgeable guide will show you around the Royal Palace Complex with its Harem, the Court of the Myrtles with its large pond used for cooling the buildings in the summer heat, the magnificent Hall of the Ambassadors and the breathtakingly beautiful Court of the Lions and the Hall of the Abencerrajes. We also the visit the Generalife Palace and Gardens built during the reign of Muhammad III (1302-1309) and redecorated shortly afterwards by Abu I-Walid Isma'il. The complex was used as a summer palace and retreat by the Nazrid emirs of Granada. Admire the Patio de la Acequia with its long pools framed by flowerbeds, fountains, colonnades and pavilions, and the Sultana's Garden, thought to be inspired by the style of medieval Persian Gardens. A day in paradise. This beautiful series of palaces, perched high on a hill overlooking the city is the culmination of centuries of Islamic art and architecture in Moorish Spain, the flowering of a unique syncretic culture. In this guided tour you'll visit the different palaces and courtyards as well as the incredible Generalife gardens. Meeting/ Pick up point: Pick up at the hotel. Please be advised you should indicate which central pick-up point in Granada you would like to be picked up from. If you are situated outside the city centre, you should make your way directly to the mural map next to the lockers of the Alhambra. In the case that you should not call to reconfirm pick-up point, it will be presumed that you will be waiting directly at the Alhambra. Duration: 3 hours. Start or opening time: The time will be confirmed at least a week in advance. You will be able to visit the Alhambra and Generalife at any time after 9am till 5:30pm. Others: It is necessary that you advise us about the hotel and child age (otherwise they pay the adult price) in remarks when you make the booking. Due to the new confirmation policy for Alhambra tickets, the visit time may be modified. In this case we will get in touch with the customer to inform him of the new schedule. Please indicate a contact telephone number when booking. For operational reasons the supplier reserves the right to admit group reservations.
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