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Alhambra Night Tour: Carlos V Palace, Generalife and Gardens

Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens with your official guide. See hundreds of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada.

The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. Discover the history of this amazing monument under the stars, with special night access. 

Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology, seen throughout the fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise.

per adult from

$43

AUD

Duration

2 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Alhambra tickets for Generalife Palace and gardens
    • Audio equipment for groups over 6 people
    • Official guide
    • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
    • Entry/Admission - Generalife
    What's excluded :
    • Tickets for Nasrid Palaces
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Alhambra, Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada Spain

    The Alhambra, located on the Sabica hill, is an Andalusian palatine city.
    Its name comes from the reddish colour of its walls, coming from the clay of the land itself (Al-Hamra in Arabic).
    It is formed by a group of palaces, gardens and fortress where there was a citadel within the city of Granada itself, its main function was to serve as accommodation for the monarch and the court of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada. There are also Christian settlements, such as the palace of Charles V and the church of Santa Maria, built on top of the old mosque.
    It is one of the most visited monuments in Spain and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984.
    Enjoy the visit with an official guide.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Generalife Realejo-San Matias, 18009 Granada Spain

    The Generalife is the villa with gardens used by the Muslim kings of Granada as a place of retreat and rest. It was conceived as a rural villa, where ornamental gardens, orchards and architecture were integrated in the vicinity of the Alhambra.
    The name we give to the Generalife complex literally means Yannat al-Arif: "The Architect's Garden", an allusion to the gardens and orchards that supplied fruit and vegetables to the Nasrid court. However, the palace to which we are heading, designed as a resting place for the monarch, was what the poet Ibn al-Jayyab called "the royal house of happiness".

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Palace of Carlos V, Alhambra, Granada Spain

    Carlos V's palace is a Renaissance construction by the architect Pedro Machuca. The palace is unique in its style, forming a square with a circular courtyard inscribed inside. It is the most outstanding work of the Spanish Renaissance.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Church of Santa Maria de la Alhambra, Calle Real de la Alhambra, Granada Spain

    The church was built on the site of the Great Mosque.
    The floor plan is a Latin cross with side chapels and the Baroque altarpiece of the main chapel stands out.

    Stop At: Puerta de la Justicia, Calle Real de La Alhambra 18 Granada, 18009 Alhambra Spain

    Of the four outer gates of the walled enclosure of the Alhambra, the most monumental is the Puerta de la Justicia, it was built in 1348. It is also known as Puerta de la Ley in Arab times.
    The hand and the key of the facade have become one of the symbols of the Alhambra and with them the legends that surround them.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Puerta de la Justicia, Calle Real de la Alhambra, 18, 18009 Granada, Spain
    Return Detail :
    Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by My Top Tour

Activity ID: V-91405P16

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