The Alhambra and its architecture

Highlights

Manu B.

Granada
English, Spanish (Native)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 12 people

The Alhambra is an islamic palatine city considered to be one of the wonders of the world. By the hand of an architect you will discover the main highlights of this city and its surroundings, from the urban perspective until the decoration details of each space, enriching the visit with visual resources, recommendations, legends, details about how the spaces were built and my own experience living and working in Granada.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

The Gate of Justice

09:00

Gate of Justice in the Alhambra

We will entry the palatine city through one of its mitical gates, built by the sultan Yusuf I in the 14th century.

10:00

Nasrid Palaces

The Nasrid Palaces are the best islamic palatine examples preserved from this period and one of the Unesco world heritage wonders. In this area we will see the three palaces that are preserved nowadays: Mexuar palaces, Comares palace and Leones palaces, from different periods of the 14th century.

11:30

Palace of Charles the Fifth

The most important Spanish emperor wanted to have a renaissance palace in the center of the monument. We will understand the reinaissance composition of this building that nowadays is one of the most photogenical spots in the palatine city of the Alhambra.

11:40

Alcazaba

The oldest part of the Alhambra and military quarter inside the city, built on the 11th century and with the best views of the territory.

12:00

Generalife

For finishing the tour we will go to the outskirts of the Alhambra where we can find Generalife, that was an "almunia", a summer palace that controlled the productive area of the city.

Ending Point

Alhambra area

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding services and audio devices (for groups over 6 people)

What‘s not included

The tickets (must be bought by the client 1-2 months in advance)

Important Information

As I work in my own architecture studio please contact me some days in advance to plan your visit in the best way. Thank you!

IMPORTANT! Tickets must be bought in advance before booking the tour (Usually 1-2 months before the tour).

You can buy these on the Alhambra official website (www.tickets.alhambra-tickets.com) selecting the option "General tickets" and choosing the nasrid palaces time you prefer (recommended from 09:00 to 16:00).

The starting time of the tour and the route can slightly change depending on the Nasrid Palaces appointment time. The starting time will usually be one hour before the Nasrid Palaces appointment.

KIDS: Baby strollers are not allowed inside the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces or the Generalife, but there are lockers close to the ticket office where you can leave them. I highly recommend not to bring the stroller to the Alhambra. The content can be a bit difficult for some kids, but curious kids that want to learn about the monument are always welcome! Inform me in advance.

MOVEMENT DISSABILITIES:The Alhambra is not adapted to wheelchairs, so there will be many places that can't be seen. But don't worry! There is a specific itinerary for wheelchairs that include the palace of Comares, and the Palace of the Lions, and the palace of Charles the Fifth, the main palaces of the Alhambra, and some of the main gardens. Inform me in advance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$436/ per group