The Alhambra and Granada from Seville
Excursion from Seville to see the Alhambra
A must-see for history buffs and art lovers, the Alhambra in Granada is a majestic building that was erected on the Sabika hill. Later, Al-Hamar the Red (named after the color of his beard), founder of the Nasrid dynasty, took the city and built what is known as the first core of the palace. The Nasrid Palaces are also a must-see. The magnificent decoration of the ceilings and walls is a sight to behold.
Of its great history, our excursion to the beautiful city of Granada has many attractions but the visit to the Alhambra of Granada is the most relevant and will leave you with unforgettable memories.
There is no better way to understand one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites than to take a good tour with a local guide, walk through the Albaicin neighborhood and see all the mysteries and hidden corners of the Alhambra.
This excursion will not leave you indifferent: the history of the Alhamabra will be explored, secrets will be revealed and memories will be unveiled through a four-hour tour inside the monument.
Our expert tour guide will accompany you throughout this time and tell you anecdotes about the impressive history of the Alhambra and capture all the distinctive details in words you are unlikely to forget.
You will have the opportunity to have a bite to eat and go shopping if you wish in the village of Albaicín.
At the end of the day's excursion, we will meet our transportation again and we will be back in Seville around 8:00 pm after having spent an unforgettable day.
Bring your identification documents (DNI/PASPORTE/NIE), the Alhambra staff can check your identification before entering.
From Seville to Granada and the Alhambra with a local expert.
More details of your activity
Summary of your excursion to the Alhambra🛈 The Patio de los Leones is the main courtyard of the Palacio de los Leones and the symbolic center of the Alhambra where many travelers take selfies or group photos.
We will leave Seville early in the morning from one of our meeting points and start our trip to Granada.
We will have a great time exploring this magnificent city, but our visit to the Alhambra Palace in Granada will be the most unforgettable.
You will see the Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its gardens and architecture are impressive, and visitors can spend hours exploring them. The palace is surrounded by beautiful flower gardens and oleander bushes, so be sure to visit the Generalife Gardens (built under the reign of Isma'il (1314-1325) and the Patio de la Acequia. The Generalife garden is the heart of the palace grounds and was the most opulent in the entire Islamic world.
In a 4-hour route through the interior of the monument, our guide will accompany you and will show you every corner of this spectacular place full of stories and singularities. At the end of the guided tour, and if the time of entry to the Alhambra makes it easier, we will have the opportunity to offer a short tour of the Albaicin center, through the most important streets and sites.
We will have the possibility to have lunch in one of the typical bars and do some shopping if you wish.
We will end the day's excursion in this town, meeting our transport again to return to Seville, where we will arrive precisely at 8:00 pm. after having enjoyed a wonderful day.
Availability and Prices
Check the prices of the visit and the availability of hours and days according to the time of year in our reservation calendar. You can check the available days marked in green in the reservation calendar.
- Professional guide.
- Private round trip transportation from Seville.
- Access to the Alhambra.
- Visits to the Nasrid Palaces.
- Rest, depending on the weather, in Albaicín.
- Drinks and food.
- Moderate cancellation policy.
- No refund of the ticket price will be granted in case of cancellation of the visit.
- Cancellations made 48 hours before the start of the activity will be refunded 100%.
- Cancellations made between 48 and 24 hours before the start of the activity, 50% refund.
- Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of the activity will not be refunded.
What tips do you need to know before your visit?
- 🛈 Starting time and meeting point may vary according to the client. Once the reservation is made we will contact you by phone or email to provide you with the departure time and meeting point.
- Very comfortable shoes, of the trekking type of Decathlon.
- Professional camera, photos or videos (if you have it, it is worth it).
- Clothing according to time of year (hat, windbreaker etc.)
- Bring your personal documentation (ID card/NIE/PASSPORT).
Rules & Restrictions
- Late arrivals will not be reimbursed. If the group is full, the visit will start waiting an acceptable time for late arrivals (about 5/7mn).bring your identity documents (DNI/PASPORTE/NIE), the Alhambra staff can check your ID before entering.
- Please inquire before the tour about the current regulations before booking.
FAQS : Visit Alhamabra of GranadaThe answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How long does it take to see the Nasrid Palaces?
To see the Nazari Palaces it takes at least 2 hours, and more like 3 hours to take your time.
How many Nazari Palaces are there in the Alhambra?
The monumental complex known as the Nasrid Palaces is made up of 4 important palaces:
- The Mexuar or Meshwar: Where justice was administered, here are the Golden Room and Patio of the Golden Room.
- The Comares Palace where the popular Patio de los Arrayanes, the Comares Tower and the Hall of Ambassadors are located.
- The Palace of the Lions is a very large monumental group and very appreciated by travelers.
- The Palacio del Partal is the oldest of the Nasrid Palaces. Its portico belongs to the icons of the Alhambra.
What are the most beautiful parts of the Alhambra?
The Alhambra is a historic palace and fortress in Granada, Spain. Built by the Arabs, it was the last bastion of Muslim rule in Iberia before the Reconquest. It has been described as "the most beautiful" Gothic structure ever built. The most beautiful parts of the Alhambra are its gardens, courtyards, fountains and palaces. There is also an open-air theater that is part of the palace complex known as the Generalife.
What is the status of the Alhambra as a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
The Alhambra is an Arab palace and fortress complex located in Granada (Spain). It was originally built as a palace for the Muslim rulers of the Umayyad Caliphate between 889 and 1492. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which means that it is recognized as an important cultural and historical site worldwide. The Alhambra is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Europe for its intricate design, architecture and use of color.
Why was the Alhambra chosen as a World Heritage Site?
The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada (Spain). It was originally built by the Moorish Islamic caliph of Cordoba, Abd al-Rahman III, in the 9th century. The Alhambra is one of the most famous buildings in Europe and has been visited by more than 10 million people since its opening.
The Alhambra was chosen as a World Heritage Site for being one of the most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture. It also has an interesting history dating back to before it was built and has had many different uses over time.
What are some of the design features of the Alhambra in Granada?
The Alhambra in Granada is a cultural landmark in Spain. The design features of the Alhambra in Granada are some of the most important in the history of architecture. Design features include:
- The garden with its labyrinth, fountains and flowerbeds.
- Horseshoe arches.
- The inner courtyard with its arcades and fountains.
- The great hall with its majestic dome and ornate decoration.
- And the exterior facade with its intricate decorations.
What are some of the symbolic meanings of the Alhambra?
The Alhambra symbolizes victory, hope and peace. It also symbolizes wisdom, power and knowledge. The brightest star in the sky is called Al-Hamraa, which means "the red one" in Arabic. The Alhambra is a red city and it has been said that if you are going to die, you will die here because of its beauty and strength. The word alhambra comes from Arabic and means "red fortress".
What were the objectives that were set to create the architectural marvel of the Alhambra?
The Alhambra is a complex of palaces and gardens in the city of Granada, in the region of Andalusia, Spain. It was originally built by Mohamed I ibn Nasr, the first Nasrid sultan of Granada, between 1192 and 1238. The Alhambra is one of the best examples of Islamic architecture. The main objective set for this architectural marvel was to create an oasis-like paradise in a Muslim city.
What are some interesting facts about the Old Quarter of the Albaicín in Granada, near the Alhambra in Granada?
The Albaicín is the oldest neighborhood in Granada, and was founded in the 8th century. It was a small village inhabited by farmers until the 14th century, when the Albaicín became part of the city of Granada. The Old Quarter of the Albaicín has numerous buildings, streets, patios, squares and courtyards full of history. The Old Town of the Albaicin in Granada is one of the most popular destinations in Spain; it was originally inhabited by the Moors.
🛈 Starting time and meeting point may vary according to the client. Once the reservation is made we will contact you by phone or email to provide you with the departure time and meeting point.
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Another Andalusian must!
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The Albaicín is beautiful seen from above. The gardens are beyond words. Everything well organized.
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The Alhambra is of another dimension.
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Full of history.... Alhambra is full of history. Getting close to it is already interesting. Their presence is overwhelming.
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An absolutely recommendable place.
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Undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful visits I have made to Europe. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and with a surprising historical weight, its visit is a must.
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One of the most beautiful sceneries I have ever seen.
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The immense amount of details that are hidden in the Alhambra at every step will surprise anyone who wants to know more and more to see so much beauty.
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A perfect tour. Thank you Catherine.
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Very good visit. The round trip was also perfect.
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For those who are thinking of going to Seville, it is worth going to Granada and visiting the Alhambra. A beautiful place with a great history.