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Skip the line Alhambra Tour and Tickets

Discover the History of Granada with a Guided Tour of the Alhambra and Generalife without Queues | Save Time and Enjoy the Best Panoramic Views of the City of Granada, including tickets to the Alhambra!




Guided Tour 3hs approx.


- Important notice: The DEFINITIVE starting time of the tour DEPENDS on the time slot that is ASSIGNED to us by the Alhambra. Please contact us after booking your tour to know YOUR EXACT STARTING TIME, or wait for our update before your visit.

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

  • 09:00: Spanish
  • 09:45: Spanish, English, Italian, French, German
  • 10:15: Spanish, English, Italian, French, German
  • 11:30: French
  • 12:00: English
  • 16:15: Spanish, English, Italian, French, German
  • 16:30: Spanish
  • 17:15: Spanish, English, Italian, French, German



    Read this information carefully:

    1. Cancel your reservation up to 24 HOURS before departure for a full refund.
    2. The tickets to the monuments, in activities where they are included, are not refundable in any case.
    3. For tailor made tours, private tours and day trips, the following policy will always apply:
      • If you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance, no cancellation fee will be applied.
      • If you cancel between 3 and 6 calendar days in advance, a 50% cancellation fee will be applied.
      • If you cancel within the previous 2 calendar days, a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
    4. COVID-19, please read carefully the detail indicated in our home page and in case of doubts, contact our customer service department at

    Discover the Alhambra and the Generalife

    Our skip-the-line guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife is a unique experience to discover the history behind these incredible monuments. Our expert guides will take you through the various palaces and gardens and tell you the fascinating story of the Nasrid dynasty that ruled Granada in the Middle Ages. From the architectural details to the stories of love and betrayal, this tour is sure to be a memorable experience.

    Discover the history behind the Alhambra and the Generalife

    The Alhambra is the most visited monument in Spain and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With our guide you can skip the line and enjoy interesting stories and legends and breathtaking views from the best viewpoints in Granada.

    The Alhambra was an authentic walled city built by the Nasrid Kings of Granada in the last period of Muslim rule in Spain.

    What does Alhambra mean?

    The name Alhambra comes from the Arabic qalat-al-hamra, which means "red", "red castle" or "red castle". A first theory about this meaning would be based on the reddish color of the ferruginous materials used in its construction, mostly adobe bricks.

    But this is not so, since today it is "certain" that the walls of the Alhambra were white, as are those of the Generalife or the houses of the Albaicín. It is possible that the reddish color comes from the glow of the torches at nightfall, which gave the walls this special color.

    It would then be the inhabitants of the Albaicín and the Vega who would give it this name.

    Discover the history of the Alhambra in Granada

    The Alhambra is a jewel of Arab architecture, the last standing bastion in Europe. It was built by the Nasrid sultans of the Kingdom of Granada in the last historical period of Muslim domination in the Peninsula.

    A personal approach to this period in the history of Spain and Granada will bring us even closer to the knowledge of this impressive monument.

    The Alhambra was then a walled city, protected from external enemies. It is believed that the first thing to be built was the Alcazaba, where everything else was a wasteland on the hill called Sabika. It was also built over another ancient castle that existed before the Alcazaba itself.

    The Alhambra is much larger than what the visitor sees at first glance or has been told. The Alhambra occupies an area much larger than the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces and the Palace of Charles V.

    In its origins it was an authentic palatine city, like an acropolis, fortified and isolated from the city of Granada. Its extension was about 104,000 square meters, with its buildings and neighborhoods characteristic of any Muslim city.

    During the tour you will see:

    • Alcazaba
    • Nasrid Palaces
    • Generalife
    • Palace of Charles V
    • Bath of the Mosque

    Discover the history of the Alhambra in Granada

    Are you tired of waiting in long queues to visit Granada's most popular monuments? With our guided tour of Granada's Alhambra and Generalife without queues, you can skip the long lines and save valuable time. Plus, our expert guides will take you to the most important sights and tell you the most interesting stories, so you can make the most of your time in Granada.

    Enjoy the panoramic views of Granada from the Alhambra

    There is no doubt that the Alhambra is one of the most emblematic places in Granada, and our guided tour will take you to the best places to enjoy the panoramic views of the city. From the Torre de la Vela to the Mirador de San Nicolas, our guides will show you the best places to take pictures and enjoy the beauty of Granada from the top of the Alhambra.

    Additional information:

    • Please read the Inclusions.
    • Pancho Tours will not refund any costs in case customers don't arrive on time.
    • Guided group tour with tickets included.
    • We will need your passport / ID details to book your Alhambra tickets. Please, provide us with it in the notes at the moment of the reservation (name, surname, date of birth, nationality, gender, number of passport / ID of each person). You will need to bring your passport / ID in the day of the tour and show it at the entrance of the monument.
    • Please make sure to write your email address correctly when making your booking.
    • You will receive an automatic confirmation email: please print it or show it on your smartphone to the guide.
    • Difficulty level: average. You will need comfortable shoes. If you have trouble walking and need any assistance, please contact us at We will be pleased to help you having a better experience.
    • If you prefer a private, exclusive, tailor-made tour, or in another language: send us an email to



    • Professional guide.
    • Alhambra tickets.


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.

    Meeting point

    Big map of Alhambra
    (near to entrance)

    Big map of Alhambra (near to entrance)

    Look for the orange umbrella!

    Frequently asked questions

    What are the best times to visit the Alhambra and the Generalife in Granada?

    The best time is undoubtedly 2-3 hours before sunset. You will be able to see the Alhambra in the best light and it will start to light up.

    How much time should I plan for a complete visit to the Alhambra and the Generalife?

    Allow approximately 1 hour for the Nasrid Palaces and 2 hours for the rest.

    Can I buy tickets for the Alhambra and the Generalife on the day of the visit?

    The ticket offices only sell tickets, subject to availability, to visit the monument on the same day and only up to 2 hours before the visit to the Nasrid Palaces. We therefore recommend that you buy them in advance.

    What is the story behind the Alhambra and the Generalife in Granada?

    For more information about the Alhambra in Granada, you can read the following news we published on the 9th of February 2023. News about the Alhambra

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