Replies: 5 - Last Post: Aug 9, 2013 5:14 PM Last Post By: orion_mike
Aug 5, 2013 6:16 PM
AlhambraI'm a little confused about visiting the Alhambra. When I go online for tickets in mid October I find that the Nasrid Palace is mostly available late in the morning and evening (1pm for the morning ticket and 5pm for the afternoon ticket). If I get the 5pm entry does that mean I only get one hour in the palace? Is that enough time? We usually seem to take a lot longer than most people seeing this sort of thing.
Aug 5, 2013 11:47 PM
1I have no idea whether an hour is enough time for you or me - it is years since I went to the ticketed areas of the Alhambra.
If all that is availableare these two slots, the better time I suggest is the 1pm entry. No one will sweep the Nasrid to kick you out at this time, whereas 6pm is the end of the day and this will probably happen.
Aug 6, 2013 4:14 AM
2One more thing you need to know. Your ticket for the Alhambra is either a morning one or an afternoon one. The afternoon one begins at 2.00pm.
They don't kick you out at 2.00pm, but you won't be able to enter the other parts for which you need to show your ticket - so make sure to enter those parts first.
I think these are the Generalife and the Alcazar (spelling?), maybe one or two more. find out before you go in.
Aug 6, 2013 6:55 AM
3Is that enough time? We usually seem to take a lot longer than most people seeing this sort of thing.
Nobody can tell if it'll be enough time for you. 1 hour is enough for most people but it doesn't mean it'll be enough for you... If you think you could need more than 1 hour and you want to get it, don't book the last slot of the day because at closing time you'll be invited to leave.
If you plan to go on an October day when the closing time is at 18:00, I would suggest to get a morning ticket for the Alhambra as you would have more time overall to visit all it.
Aug 6, 2013 6:29 PM
4The Nasrid Palace caps your time there to 60-80 mins. The palace isn't huge and you have to stay with the tour path. So unless it is very crowded or you want to examine closely every square foot, an hour should be suffice. Do get there on time though.
Aug 9, 2013 5:14 PM
5I booked my Alhambra tickets about 8 weeks in advance (for early May 2013) and found that all the tickets/tours that included the Nasrid Palace were taken. I ended up doing a 2-3 hour guided group tour of the Alhambra and Generalife. If you can purchase a combined ticket then I would recommend it. I loved the Alhambra and plan to return again next time I am in Spain.
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