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Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket

1. Granada: Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Fast-Track Ticket

With your day admission ticket you’ll be able to explore the Alhambra, the Generalife and the Nasrid Palaces. Discover the Nasrid Palaces complex, the residence of the kings of Granada. Explore the Alcazaba, the villa of the Generalife, the Palace of Charles V and the Baths of the Mosque and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding gardens. Admire the resplendent architectural style of the Alhambra's fortress and palaces. The Alhambra was a palace, a fortress and a citadel. Originally constructed in 889 A.D. and once home to the Moorish kings and sultans it was also the residence of top government officials, court servants and the royal guard.

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

2. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

Discover the impressive architectural feat of Nasrid rulers, the Alhambra. At your own pace, meander through the fascinating gardens of the Alhambra which are filled with fountains, hanging plants and paved pathways. Be privy to the atmosphere of Moorish culture and revel at the vegetation surrounding the fortress. Admire the decadent architecture of the Generalife, the palace opposite the Alhambra, once home to the Granadadine kings. Stroll through to the military area, or Alcazaba and take in the fortified sand-colored turrets. Continue your journey through the complex and encounter the Palace of Charles V, the Bath of the Mosque, and any hidden walkways throughout the gardens.

Sacromonte: Flamenco Show at Cuevas Los Tarantos Tickets

3. Sacromonte: Flamenco Show at Cuevas Los Tarantos Tickets

Immerse yourself in Granada’s Andalusian Flamenco culture at a live performance in an authentic gypsy cave home. Enjoy an uplifting show performed by live dancers and musicians in one of Sacromonte's cave homes, a limestone dwelling that has been inhabited since the 15th century.  Since Cuevas Los Tarantos was founded in 1972, it has been providing locals and visitors with splendid Flamenco shows. Experience Spain’s soul-stirring gift to the world of music, in the neighborhood that Flamenco calls home. Zambra is a nightly show held at Cuevas Los Tarantos and features a large cast of artists, including prominent figures in Granada’s Flamenco world. Enjoy 1 free drink with your ticket. If you'd like to add to your experience, order more drinks at the bar or dine on traditional Spanish cuisine at your own expense and revel in the splendor of Flamenco.

Granada: Flamenco Show in La Alboreá

4. Granada: Flamenco Show in La Alboreá

Enjoy a magical 1-hour Flamenco for show perfect for the whole family performed at a venue in the center of Granada. Benefit from a reserved seating area a large selection of local wines (available to purchase). Feel the passion vibrating off the dancers’ bodies and get ready to spend a perfect cultural night seeing in person a professional flamenco show, a tradition whose popularity started to grow in the 18th century.

From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

5. From Malaga: Granada Full-Day Trip with Alhambra

Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra monument, including a visit to the Nazari Palaces, Visit the Alhambra and the lively city of Granada without having to worry about tickets or transportation. Travel from Malaga by bus with a professional, bilingual driver. Explore the world famous Alhambra Palace, Enjoy priority access with no queues and beat the long lines. including Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba and Charles V Palace. Be amazed by the innovative water features and architecture of the Generalife gardens. Learn the unique history of the last outpost of Muslim Spain. Stroll through the historic city center of Granada. Admire the breathtaking views of the Granada region. Enjoy some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch at a local restaurant or simply stroll through the streets and squares. Take a break in one of Granada's famous tapas bars before getting back on the bus for the return trip to Malaga.

Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

6. Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

Uncover the beauty of the millenary city, Granada, with the help of a local guide.  Visit some of the most emblematic monuments including the Alhambra – the palatial home of the ancient Arabic royalty. A monumental sight, the complex incorporates El Generalife, the summer residence of the sultans, the Nasrid palaces and La Alcazaba, which served as the military zone of the citadel. While absorbing the architecture your designated guide will fill you in on the intricate history of this legendary location.

Granada: Hammam Al Ándalus with Optional Massage

7. Granada: Hammam Al Ándalus with Optional Massage

Enjoy a relaxing Arabic tradition at Granada’s Hammam Al Ándalus, and experience the refreshing sensation of authentic hot, cold and warm steam rooms, fed by thermal waters. Bathing can be alternated with periods of relaxation in the relaxation room where you can sip on mint tea and unwind to soothing Andalusian music. Located at the foot of the Alhambra, behind the ancient mosque, now known as the Church of Santa Ana, Hammam Al Ándalus is dedicated to stress-free experiences. Move freely between the hot, warm and cold baths, recreating the original rhythm of an Andalusian Hammam. Top it all off in the steam room, which you can return to as often as you like between swims, and unwind in the rest room.

Granada: Flamenco Show in Albaycin - Jardines de Zoraya

8. Granada: Flamenco Show in Albaycin - Jardines de Zoraya

Experience the flamenco culture of southern Spain at an atmospheric tablao in Granada’s Albaycín neighborhood, just minutes from the San Nicolás viewpoint. Take your seats for the show, consisting of several different palos (flamenco styles), from the soleá to an alegría. Watch as 2 dancers are accompanied by a passionate flamenco singer, a guitar player, and a percussionist.

From Malaga and Costa Del Sol: Granada Day Trip

9. From Malaga and Costa Del Sol: Granada Day Trip

We will pick you up by bus with our guide at the chosen time and place to start the tour. During the bus tour you will enjoy the journey along Malaga and the Costa del Sol while our guide will tell you anecdotes and curiosities of the city of Granada. There will also be a stop for breakfast before arriving at our destination. Marvel at the views of the Sierra Nevada! If you like to explore a city at your own pace, no problem! We will drop you off in the centre of Granada and you will have approximately 5 hours of free time to stroll through its streets of Nasrid origin. Visit the Cathedral of Granada A Renaissance jewel that symbolises the glory of the Catholic Monarchs in 1492 and where the remains of King Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon rest. See Plaza Nueva, Granada's oldest square and a crossroads in the historic center. Discover the famous Calle Elvira and its tea shops also ideal for tasting the famous tapas from Granada in the restaurants and bars of the city centre. Strolling through Carrera del Darrothe most photographed street, and to fall in love with the Paseo de los Tristes at the foot of the Alhambra and Albaicín. You can also explore two of the oldest quarters of the city of Granada, the Sacromonte quarter the cradle of gypsy culture, and the Albaicín quarter from where you can go up to see the best views of the city from the Mirador de San Nicolás and contemplate the Alhambra of Granada against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada. At the time indicated by our guide, we will meet again for the return to the same place of the pick-up.

From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

10. From Malaga: Alhambra Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Immerse yourself in the history of the Alhambra on this this day trip from Malaga. Explore one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world with a guide. Visit the Nasrid Palaces of Granada and the Palace of Charles V.  Be picked up from the meeting point in Malaga. Sit back and relax on the scenic countryside drive to Granada. Enter the Alhambra complex and let the city views of Granada take your breath away.   See the intricate details, fountains, and frescos in the Nasrid Palaces. Wander through the reception halls and royal quarters in the palace. Explore the main fortification, the Alcazaba. Climb the Torre de la Vela watchtower.  Enter the Palace of Charles V and see the artwork and artifacts housed within this Renaissance-era building. Finally, wander through the tranquil gardens of the Generalife estate and hear the sounds of running water from the fountains. Return to Malaga at the end of your tour. 

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The online booking service was simple to use. My tickets arrived within hours, along with instructions for easy access to the venue. On arrival everything went to plan and no hitches whatsoever. A good and highly efficent service, taking all the worry and apprehension out of the visit

Francisco was a wonderful guide! He took us though the streets of Albaicin and Sacramonte and gave us lots of history of the area. He took us to several scenic spots so we could take pictures. It was very hilly, but we 4 71 year olds did fine!

Taking this walking tour was an excellent way if seeing areas of the city which wx probably wouldn't have found on our own. Sma group.

A very professional tour guide who knew all the little places I wouldn't have found on my own.

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