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Granada Guided Tour with Alhambra and Genelife Tickets

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Duration: 5 hours
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Experience Highlights

This walking tour is a perfect option to discover the most emblematic spots of Granada, a city where the Muslim influence intermingles with the Christian, Jewish and gypsy influences.

In less than 6 hours you will see the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighbourhoods and cross the threshold of two essential monuments: the Alhambra and the Generalife. In addition to the entrance fees, it also includes an expert guide.

  • Get to know the history of Granada thanks to the explanations of a local guide.
  • Enter the most famous monument of the city: the Alhambra.
  • Stroll through the magnificent Generalife gardens
  • Explore the narrow streets of Albaicín and Sacromonte

What’s included

  • Expert guide
  • Entrance to the Alhambra
  • Food and beverages

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Step by Step

This guided tour usually lasts between 5 and 6 hours and touches the landmarks of Granada: the Alhambra, the Generalife and the neighbourhoods of Albaicín and Sacromonte. During the tour you will enjoy the explanations of a local guide who knows all the secrets of the city.

The Alhambra is the undisputed queen of Granada and the most visited monument in Spain. In Arabic, its name means "the red one" and it was originally a military citadel. During the reign of Yusuf I, this military fortress was converted into a splendid palace. The stage takes about 3 hours and is the longest of the entire itinerary.

Right on the hill opposite the Alhambra is the Albaicín, a neighbourhood with an intricate network of narrow streets, small squares and viewpoints overlooking the "red fortress". Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is home to splendid palaces with gardens, a hammam, the Renaissance building of the Royal Chancery, churches and other monuments of great artistic and architectural value.

Another must is the Generalife, a palace surrounded by beautiful gardens. It was created in the 13th century as a recreational residence for the Nasrid kings and is famous for its courtyards and the lush vegetation that grows there thanks to an efficient irrigation system. Its name comes from the Arabic "Yanat - al - Arif", which means "garden of the architect".

Sacromonte is a city within the city. According to tradition, the neighbourhood was born in the 16th century, when Arabs and Jews were expelled from Granada and settled on a hill to the east of the old town. Two hundred years later, a new population settled in the area: the gypsies. With their arrival, they began to excavate the caves, which are still the distinctive feature of this historic district.

Sacromonte is the birthplace of flamenco, which here is called zambra, a term derived from the Arabic "zamra" (flute) or zamara (musicians). Its whitewashed houses clinging to the mountain slopes form a breathtaking landscape. From here you can also enjoy a breathtaking view of the Alhambra.

Reviews

4.8
· 15341 Reviews
  • L
    Lucille
    5
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    It is very worthwhile to go all over Granada, although everything is up and down, it gets a little tiring.
  • G
    Gabriella
    4
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    A very pleasant tour, without any doubt, to repeat!
  • S
    Sady
    4
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    The tour was fantastic although somewhat disorganized, we were several people in the group and the guide had complications at times.
  • R
    Ruby
    5
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    Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained information and details about the Alhambra and the Albaisín and Sacremonte neighborhoods very well.
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