- Cuesta de Gomérez Granada atop La Sabika hill
- tel, info: 902 44 12 21
- tel, info: 902 22 44 60
- full €10.00, concession €5.00, child free, Generalife €5.00
- Mar-Oct 08:30-20:00; Nov-Feb 08:30-18:00, closed 25 Dec & 1 Jan
Lonely Planet review for Alhambra
From outside, Alhambra's red fortress towers and imposing walls rise from woods of cypress and elm, with the Sierra Nevada forming a magnificent backdrop. Inside the marvellously decorated emirs' palace, the Nasrid Palace and the Generalife gardens, you're in for a treat. Water is an art form here and its sounds take you into another world. Book in advance.
The spell can be shattered by the average 6000 visitors who traipse through the site each day, so try to visit first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon, or treat yourself to a magical night visit to the Palacio Nazaríes.
The Alhambra has two outstanding sets of buildings, the Palacio Nazaríes and the Alcazaba (Citadel). Also within its walls are the Palacio de Carlos V, the Iglesia de Santa María de la Alhambra, two hotels, several book and souvenir shops and lovely gardens, including the supreme Generalife.