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Plan your visit to the Alhambra

The Alhambra is one of the most visited monuments in Europe. This, together with the Alhambra’s access restrictions for conservation reasons, means that it is not always easy to obtain entrance tickets.

To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend that you book your tickets in advance. You can learn more about visitor access here.  

How to visit the Alhambra

Programme of activities for residents of Granada

Access to the Alhambra is free on Sunday for citizens of the province who present proof of address.

The tickets can be acquired in the Oficina de Corral del Carbón (Calle Mariana Pineda, 40).

Opening hours: Sundays 2pm-6pm in winter; 2pm-8pm in summer.

More information: +34 958 575126

‘Bringing the Alhambra closer’ Programme

There are 3 types of activities within this programme:

  • Guided tours: Tours guided by specialists in different subjects that allow you to see the Alhambra from different perspectives.
  • Family programme: Tours led by experienced educators specialising in heritage. They will take you on interesting new routes about the inside and the outside of the complex, making it an enjoyable experience for adults and children alike.
  • Programme of activities for the residents in Granada: This programme provides free visits to the Alhambra on Sunday evenings to a certain number of residents of the province.

For more information on the programme or to book tickets, contact us at tel. + 34 958 57 51 26


Patronato de la Alhambra y el Generalife
Real de la Alhambra, s/n
Telephone of information and public visits: +34 958 02 79 71


Alhambra Parking Area

Address: Camino Viejo del Cementerio, accessed via Ronda Sur (south roundabout). Opened and monitored 24 hours a day

Spaces: 600

Opening times

From 15th October to 31st March:

  • Day visits: Monday – Sunday, 8.30 am - 6.00 pm.
  • Night visits: Friday and Saturdays, 8.00 pm - 9.30 pm.

From 1st April to 14th October:

  • Day visits: Monday – Sunday, 8.30 am - 8.00 pm.
  • Night visits: TuesdaySaturday, 10.00 pm - 11.30 pm.

The Alhambra is closed on 25th December and 1st of January

Rules regarding access to the Nasrid Palaces. VERY IMPORTANT!

Access to the Nasrid Palaces is only allowed during the time indicated on your ticket. This is because capacity is limited to 300 people every half an hour. If this part of the complex is not visited within that time, you will lose the right to visit it. Last entry will be one hour before closing.

Types of tickets

There are several types of tickets:

Alhambra General:

It includes the visiting areas of the citadel, the Nasrid palaces, the Generalife, the Mosque baths and the gardens.

  • Price: €18.00

Gardens, Generalife and Alcazaba:

During the day it is possible to visit the main gardens only.  The gardens open to visitors are:

  • Alhambra (Paseo de los Cipreses, Secano, Jardines de San Francisco); the citadel, El Partal (Pórtico del Palacio, gardens and walks, Rauda, Palacio de Yusuf III, Paseo de las Torres); and the Generalife (Jardines Bajos).
  • Price: €10.00

Night visit to the Nasrid Palaces:

This only includes a visit to the Nasrid Palaces. Limited capacity.

  • Price: 10,00 euros

Night visit to the Generalife gardens:

  • Price: 7,00 euros

Ticket reductions:

  • EU citizens over 65 years old: €12.00
  • EU Youth Card holders: €12.00
  • Disables visitors: €12.00
  • 11-year-old children and under accompanied by parents, relatives or legal guardians: Free
  • General ticket for children between the ages of 12 and 15 accompanied by parents, relatives or legal guardians: €12.00
  • Visitors must access the visiting areas of the monument during the visiting hours specified on their ticket (morning, afternoon or night). Once the visitors are inside the monument, they can stay as long as it is open.

The Alhambra offers an optional audio guide service.

For more information go to:

How to get there?

By foot:

  • Cuesta de Gomérez (from Plaza Nueva)
  • Cuesta del Realejo (from Plaza del Realejo)
  • Cuesta de los Chinos (from el Paseo de los Tristes)

By car:

  • Ronda Sur (Granada South by-pass)
  • Taxi
  • Microbus Alhambra,  C30 line

Bookings and tickets purchase

The tickets are only valid for the day shown. Due to the great demand and the limited number visitors allowed per day, we strongly advise you to book tickets at least one week in advance.

Direct purchase:

  • Access Pavilion to the Alhambra: Ticket Offices – You can buy the same-day tickets at the ticket offices from 8am if there is availability.


Advance purchases:

  • Telephone: +34 858 889002

Granada Card:

This voucher allows you to visit to the most important monuments and museums of the city, including the Alhambra. For more information go to Granada Card section.


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