Tips Alhambra (FAQ)
Find the most frequently asked questions about how to visit the Alhambra
In this section you will find the most frequent questions and answers about HOW TO VISIT THE ALHAMBRA and the operation of this website, and some of our services, reading it will save you a lot of time. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
1-You can buy tickets at the ticket office, at the monument, however it is the least recommended option, as the Alhambra is one of the most visited monuments in Europe. This, together with the logical limitations on sales for conservation reasons, means that it is not always easy to get a ticket. They can also be purchased at the electronic terminals of the Alhambra.
2-To avoid surprises, and due to demand, EARLY PURCHASE is highly recommended, avoiding queues and wasting your time through our website with a maximum notice of 1 year to 24 hours. Once the purchase is made, changes or returns are not allowed.
In the main menu of our website, in the Alhambra section, you have the option Full Alhambra Private Tour and other options to visit the Alhambra, with tickets, tour with guides, special tours… as well as the different prices on weekdays and holidays, applying that of holidays to: Saturdays, Sundays, Festivities and Nocturnal Visits of the Alhambra.
These rates do not include transportation or entrance fees to the monument unless otherwise indicated on certain visits. The price of the private guided tour is valid from 1 person to a maximum of 30 people, except for the covid period with specific limitations, that is, the same price, since the price is per service for the Alhambra and other monuments. If you are several, this private service will be more worth it than joining a large group.
Prices include VAT and civil liability insurance.
- Generalife Access Pavilion
- Walk of the Sabika, s/n
How to get?
- Cuesta de Gomérez (from Plaza Nueva)
- Cuesta del Realejo (from Plaza del Realejo)
- Cuesta de los Chinos (from the Paseo de los Tristes)
- Ronda Sur (Granada ring road)
- Alhambra minibus, line 30
Alhambra car park
Address: Camino Viejo del Cementerio, entrance through the new access to the Alhambra (Ronda Sur). Open and guarded 24 hours.
Seats: 600 seats.
OCTOBER 15 – MARCH 31
MONDAY TO SUNDAY 08:30 – 18:00 H
TICKET OFFICE: 08:00 – 18:00 H
APRIL 1 – OCTOBER 14
MONDAY TO SUNDAY 08:30 – 20:00 H
TICKET OFFICE: 08:00 – 20:00 H
From November to March 31:
Friday and Saturday 8:00-9:30 p.m. Ticket offices: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
From April 1 to October:
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-11:30 p.m. Ticket offices: 9:30-10:30 p.m.
The Alhambra closes on December 25 and January 1.
There are several types of tickets:
-Daytime visit. It includes the visitable areas of the Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, the Mosque Bath and Gardens. They are divided into two shifts: Morning (8:30-14:00) and Afternoon (14:00-18:00/20:00).
– Daytime visit Gardens. During the daytime visit it is possible to visit only the main garden areas of the monument and the rest except Nasrid Palaces.
The gardens that can be visited are:
Alhambra (Paseo de los Cipreses, Secano, Jardines de San Francisco); Alcazaba, El Partal (Palace Portico, Gardens and Walkways, Rauda, Palace of Yusuf III, Paseo de las Torres); and Generalife (Lower Gardens).
–Night visit to the Palaces: Only includes the visitable areas of the Nasrid Palaces. The capacity is reduced.
-Night visit to the Generalife Gardens:
See Ticket Price Reductions:
– Over 65 years of the European Union
– Holders of the European Youth Card
– People with disabilities
- Present ID or original passport at the entrances.
- All minors must have a ticket (regardless of its possible freeness)
– General visit children up to 3 years included, when they accompany their parents, relatives or legal guardians: Free
You must access the visitable areas of the monument within the hours established for the type of ticket you have purchased (morning, afternoon or night), once inside any of them, you can stay until it closes.
The Alhambra is a monumental site of great historical, landscape and cultural value.
The acquisition of the ticket means the acceptance of a series of measures to make the protection of the Monument and the public visit compatible. Among them are the following:
- It is not allowed to enter with backpacks larger than 40 x 40 cm.
- It is not allowed to enter the Nasrid Palaces or the Generalife Palace with baby carriages, they will be deposited in the luggage room.
- It is not allowed to use the selfie stick, flash or tripod in the Nasrid Palaces and closed spaces.
- Eat and drink only in spaces set aside for it.
Follow the instructions of the custodial staff.