Alhambra FAQs

Alhambra FAQs

Alhambra Ticket Related Questions:

Do I need a ticket to visit the Alhambra?

    Yes, you need a ticket to visit the Alhambra. Ideally you should book in advance as demand is high and availability is limited.

Where to buy your tickets for the Alhambra?

    There are various ways to buy your Alhambra ticket. You can buy them:

    1. Online in advance
    2. In person at the ticket office (though you are unlikely to find last minute availability and, if available, you can only buy tickets for the same day)
    3. On the phone - call the ticket office and make your booking
    4. Vending machines located at the Alhambra and other Andalusi monuments

Should I buy my Alhambra ticket in advance?

    As the daily number of visitors to the Alhambra are restricted and the Alhambra is one of the top attraction in Spain, buying your ticket in advance is a must. It's the only way you can be sure to find a ticket available for the day you wish to visit. Book as soon as you can - preferably weeks or even months before your visit, especially if you are planning on visiting in high season. High season runs from March to May and from August to early November.

How much does an Alhambra ticket cost?
Can I buy tickets for the Alhambra at the ticket office?

    Yes, you can buy your ticket at the ticket office but you can only buy it for the same day. The likelihood of finding available tickets is very low, as most tickets sell out far in advance. But occasionally, due last minute cancellations, a limited number tickets may become available. As tickets sell out fast and many people visiting Granada look for last minute tickets go as early as possible to the ticket office to increase your chances of finding a ticket.

Which Alhambra Ticket should I buy?

    The answer depends on what you want to see and if you want to visit during the day or night. There are a number of ticket options available which are described in more detail in our Ticket Guide. However, the most popular ticket option is Alhambra general ticket which gives you day time access to the entire complex - including the Nasrid Palace. Being the most popular ticket option it’s also the one that sells out the fastest.

What to do when tickets are sold out?

    The best thing to do is to book a tour or ticket with an audio guide. Both of these tend to have better last minute availability and are a great way to experience the Alhambra. The Granada card (providing access to the Alhambra as well as other sites in Granada) is also a good option and easier to come by if you are close to your travel date. Alternatively, you can try to get some last minute tickets at the ticket office on the day if there are cancellations and you get there early. Finally, try asking your hotel as they may be able to give you some insider suggestions.

What is the cheapest ticket to visit the Alhambra?

    The cheapest ticket option for the Alhambra is the Alhambra Gardens and Generalife Night Ticket which costs 5.30 euro and gives you access to the Pavillon, Paseo de los Nogales of Generalife, New Gardens or Lower Gardens of the Generalife and Generalife Palace. However, the cheapest day time ticket is the Gardens, Generalife and Alcazaba Ticket which costs 7.42 euro.

Can I visit the Alhambra with the Granada Card?

    Yes, you can visit the entire complex of Alhambra with the Granada Card! See our Ticket Guide for Alhambra for more information.

What does the Granada Card include?

    The Granada Card, aka Alhambra Card, includes skip the line access to the entire complex of the Alhambra as well as other top sites in Granada and free public transport.

Do Children need a ticket for the Alhambra?

    Yes. Even though children under 12 get free access to the Alhambra, a reservation is still required

Plan Your Visit Related Questions:

How long does it take to Visit the Alhambra?

    To see all of the most important areas of the Alhambra it takes about 3-4 hours. Expect to cover about 4 km by foot so bring comfortable shoes!

Should I take a tour of the Alhambra?

    Taking a tour of the Alhambra is definitely worth it. You will come away with a lot of knowledge that would be hard to come by if you are visiting on your own. Also, tours tend to have better last minute availability than tickets which can come in handy if you did not book in advance.

Can you visit the Alhambra at night?

    Yes, you can visit the Alhambra at night! In order to do this you will need to buy a specific ticket or night tour.

When is the Best time to Visit the Alhambra?

    Spring and Fall are the best times of year to visit the Alhambra. The weather is good in this period and you will avoid the scorching heat of the Andalusian summer. Winter can also be a nice time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds. If you do visit in the summer try to go in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the hottest time of the day.

What to see at the Alhambra?

    The main attractions within the Alhambra complex are the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces, The Generalife Palace / Gardens and the Charles V Palace. Check out our Alhambra what to see section for more info.

Is there a dress code for the Alhambra?

    There is no dress code for Alhambra. We do recommend to wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a substantial amount of walking.

Is the Alhambra wheelchair accessible?

    The entirety of the Alhambra is accessible by wheelchair, but it is necessary to follow a special route. Wheelchairs are provided upon request at the venue, but cannot be booked in advance.

How to get to the Alhambra?

    Getting to the Alhambra is very easy. It’s a short walk from the center of town though you have to walk up a somewhat steep hill. Alternatively, you can catch a bus (the C30, C32 or the C35 stop in front of the Alhambra) or you can take a taxi.

When is the Alhambra Open?

    From the 15th of October to the 31st of March opening hours are from 8:30 to 18:00, while from 1st April to the 14th October they are from 8:30 to 20:00.

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