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.



Patronage of the Alhambra and the Generalife
Real de La Alhambra, s/n
Telephone of information and public visits: 902 441 221


How to get there?

Pedestrian access:
- Cuesta de Gomérez (from Plaza Nueva)

 - Cuesta del Realejo (from Plaza del Realejo)

 - Cuesta de los Chinos (from the Paseo de los Tristes)

Vehicles access:

- South Roundabout

(by-pass of Granada)

- Taxi

- Microbus Alhambra, lines 30 and 32


Where to park?

Alhambra Parking area
Address: Camino

Viejo del cementerio

entrance by new access to La Alhambra (South Roundabout).
Opened and guarded 24 hours.

Places: 600 spaces.


Opening Times

From November to 15 th March:

Monday to Sunday 8.30-18.00 h. Ticket office 8.00-17.00h.
Friday and Saturdays 20.00-21.30 h. Ticket office: 19.30-20.30 h.

From 15 th  March to October:

Monday to Sunday 8.30-20.00 h. Ticket office: 8.00-19.30 h.
Tuesday to Saturday 22.00-23.30 h. Ticket office: 21.30-22.30 h.

The Alhambra closes the 25th of December and 1st of January


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:

-Day visit. It includes the visiting areas of the citadel, the Nasrid palaces, the Generalife, the Mosque’s baths and the gardens. There are two turns: Morning (8:30-14:00h.) and afternoon (14:00-18:00/20:00h.).
Price: 13,00 euros

- Day gardens visit.
During the day it is possible to visit only the main gardening areas of the monument.
The gardens open to visitors are:
Alhambra (Paseo de los Cipreses, Secano, Jardines de San Francisco); the citadel, El Partal (Pórtico del Palacio, gardens and walks, Rauda, Palacio de Yusuf III, Paseo de las Torres); and the Generalife (Jardines Bajos).
7,00 euros.

-Nighttime Palaces visit: It only includes the visiting areas in the Nasrid Palaces. Small capacity.
Price: 8,00 euros

-Nighttime Generalife’s gardens visit: 5,00 euros

Reductions in tickets:

- European Union citizens over 65 years old: 9,00 euros.

- European Young Card: 9,00 euros. (Only direct sale in ticket office)
- Handicapped persons: 8,00 euros.
- Children general ticket until 11 years old, accompanied by parents, relatives or legal guardians: Free.
- Children general ticket from 12 to 15 years old, both inclusive, accompanied by parents, relatives or legal guardians: 8,00 euros

Visitors must access to the visiting areas of the monument during the visiting hours established in the ticket acquired (morning, afternoon or night). Once the visitors are inside the monument, they can stay as long as it is open.

There is an optional autoguide service.

More information in:


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.

-Direct  purchase:

 – 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 entrance ticket.  

If you do not have a reservation, on days of great public turnout, it is essential to purchase them following the opening of the ticket offices given that only a limited number of entrance tickets are placed on sale


- In advance purchase

 (approximated commission of 1 euro per ticket):

- Telephone (8.00 - 0.00)

Spain: Tel: 902 888 001
Abroad: Tel + 34 93 492 37 50


- 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 and the decoration

• La Alhambra from other perspective
• La Alhambra and nature

It is performed between February and May and from September to December.

Fridays 16,00 h. Saturdays_and Sundays 10,00 h.

Duration of the visit:
2…hours, approximately

Monday to Saturday 10.00-14.00 h./16.00-20.00 h. Sundays 10.00-14.00h. in the Office of the Patronage of La Alhambra and El Generalife in Reyes Católicos Street, 40) or Telephone call 958 221 118.

Bookings 15 days in advance. Groups of no more than 30 people.

Program for families.
Visits directed by teachers expert in the interpretation of the patrimony, with new proposals of routes, as much through the interior as through outside of the Complex.

• Monumental. This activity offers up to 6 different itineraries, from which the families must choose one:
• The Nasrid Palaces and the Alhambra Museum.

• Defensive system: the Alhambra as fortress
• The natural surroundings of the Alhambra.?
• The water and the gardens of the Alhambra.?
• The city of the Alhambra and its urban network?
• Colours and forms in the Palaces of the Alhambra.

Bookings one week ahead. Groups of no more than 30 people.
Between the 1 of January and the 15 of June, and from the 15 of

 September to the 31 of December.

Saturdays and

Sundays in three turns: 10.00 - 10,30 and 11,00 h.

Duration of the visit:
2 hours approx


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.