How to visit La Alhambra
Booking in advance
La Alhambra is one of the most visited monuments in Europe. This fact, together with the logical restrictions on access for conservation reasons, means that it is not always easy to obtain entrance tickets. To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommendable to book tickets in advance, and learn more beforehand about the system allowing visitors access to the building complex.
the Alhambra and the Generalife
How to get there?
- Cuesta del Realejo (from Plaza del Realejo)
- Cuesta de
los Chinos (from the Paseo de los Tristes)
- South Roundabout
(by-pass of Granada)
- Microbus Alhambra, lines 30 and 32
Where to park?
Alhambra Parking area
Viejo del cementerio
entrance by new access to La Alhambra (South Roundabout).
Places: 600 spaces.
From November to 15 th March:
Regulation of access to the Nasrid Palaces
VERY IMPORTANT: The access to the Nasrid Palaces will only be available within the fraction of 30 minutes indicated in the ticket, due to the fact that the capacity is limited to 300 people every half an hour. If they are not visited within that half an hour you will lose the visit right. The last entrance will be one hour before the visit schedule finishes.
Types of tickets
There are several types of tickets:
- European Union citizens over 65 years old: 9,00 euros.
- European Young Card: 9,00 euros. (Only direct sale in ticket office)
More information in: www.alhambra-patronato.es
Bookings and purchase of tickets
The tickets are only valid for the day indicated when they are bought.
Due to the great demand and to the limitation of visitors per day it is very
advisable to book the entrances at least one week ahead.
– Access Pavilion to the Alhambra: Ticket Offices. On the same day as the visit from 8am onwards. Credit cards not accepted.
- Access Pavilion to the Alhambra: Electronic Servicaixa terminals. On
the same dayas the visit from 8am onwards. Credit cards only accepted. Sales
made using thissystem will have a surcharge of approximately 1 euro per
(approximated commission of 1 euro per ticket):
- Telephone (8.00 - 0.00)
Spain: Tel: 902 888 001
- Booking in hotels (1 additional euro per entrance ticket for administration costs).
The hotels that are members of the Federación de Empresarios de Hostelería y Turismo de Granada (Businessmen's Federation of the Hotel Trade and Tourism of Granada), i.e. the majority of those already existing in the province, offer their clients a reservation system for entrance to the Alhambra. The client can request his reservation at the hotel reception area.This system is not valid for groups
- Tourist Voucher:
It allows the visit to the most important monuments and museums of the city, including La Alhambra. For more information you can check the section Tourist Voucher.
Program “La Alhambra closer”
It is a program of guided visits, directed by specialists of different subjects. According to the content of the activities it is divided in four thematic blocks
• La Alhambra and the architecture
• La Alhambra from other perspective
It is performed between February and May and from September to December.
Duration of the visit:
Bookings 15 days in advance. Groups of no more than 30 people.
Program for families.
• Monumental. This activity offers up to 6 different itineraries, from
which the families must choose one:
• Defensive system: the Alhambra as fortress
Bookings one week ahead. Groups of no more than 30 people.
September to the 31 of December.
Sundays in three turns: 10.00 - 10,30 and 11,00 h.
Duration of the visit:
Program “Activities for residents in Granada”
The access to the monument is free for citizens of the province who can prove it.
The tickets can be acquired in the Office of the Alhambra (Reyes Católicos Street, 40) until the 12,00 h. of the same day of the visit.
The guided visits are organized in 3 groups of no more than 30 people.
Every Sunday of the year.
Schedule: Sundays 14.00-18.00 h. in winter; 14.00-20.00 h. in summer.