With your ticket, gain access to the Alhambra, one of Spain's iconic monuments and a true treasure trove of Islamic architecture, without queuing!
The vast fortress of the Alhambra, meaning "Red Palace" in Arabic, is one of the finest legacies of the 7-century reign of the Moors on the Iberian Peninsula.
The complex came into being with the arrival of the Nasrid dynasty in the 13th century, in the strategic Sabika hill location. The Alhambra overlooks Granada's city centre and offers one of the most beautiful views of the city and its historic districts, Albaicin and Sacromonte.
A major Muslim political centre at the time, the Alhambra was a city within a city and is still made up of sumptuous palaces, medieval towers, gardens and numerous fountains.
Access the secrets of this Muslim city by exploring its main buildings:
- The Nasrid Palaces: renowned for their unparalleled beauty and refined architecture; it was here that the kings of Granada resided. They consist of 3 buildings: The Mexuar, the Palace of Comares (official residence of the sultan and centre of public life) and the impressive Court of the Lions
- Alcazaba : meaning "citadel" in Arabic, this is the oldest building in the complex, in which there was a medina that initially had a solely military use
- The baths of the ancient mosque
- Generalife: the summer palace of the Nasrid princes embellished with magnificent gardens, outside the fortress
- The gardens of the Partal
Admire the geometric shapes, arabesques, stucco, and Mocárabe ceilings, a real treat for the eyes... in a setting worthy of tales from Arabian Nights.
Take advantage of your visit to the Alhambra to immerse yourself in Moorish art and discover Muslim palaces dating from the medieval period!