Are you planning a trip to Granada, Spain? If so, you won't want to miss out on the incredible Alhambra Palace. But before you can explore the palace, you'll need to purchase tickets. Fortunately, there are several ways to buy Alhambra tour tickets in advance. The official website of the Alhambra is the best place to start.
You can purchase tickets online and even buy skip-the-line tickets that include a guide. If you'd prefer to book a tour option, you can skip the standard queue and join an informed, guided tour. In addition to the Nasrid Palaces, the Alhambra site also includes entrances to the ruins of the Alcazaba, the Palace of Carlos 5, and a small museum. If you're already in Granada, you can also visit the tourist office and print your ticket there.
For those who want to walk to the Alhambra and plan to visit the Nasrid Palaces first, Hotel Anacapri is just a 5-minute walk from the front door and then about 15 minutes uphill. The new way to buy tickets is directly through the Alhambra and you can print them without having to pick them up in a machine. Viator offers an excellent 2.5-hour tour of the Alhambra and Generalife gardens at a reasonable price. This tour takes an in-depth look at the palace and shows relics and reliefs that you wouldn't otherwise know.
Plus, it includes a free shuttle to and from your hotel.
Discounts and Other Ticket OptionsIf you're entitled to a discount (for example, if you're 65 years old or younger), your only option is to go to the box office at the main entrance of the Alhambra. Viator also offers several other ticket options for those who want more than just a standard tour. The “Experiences of the Alhambra” ticket includes a night tour of the Nasrid Palaces and a day tour of the gardens the next day.
Tips for VisitingIf you're planning on visiting the Alhambra Palace, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- Make sure you bring the same credit card that you used to purchase your tickets.
- Be aware of any mobility restrictions imposed by local authorities for public health reasons.
- Try to see the Nasrid Palace first as there are often long queues.