The beauty of the Alhambra is world renowned. Strategically situated on top of a hill overlooking the city of Granada, the design’s functional purpose as the last Moorish stronghold in Spain is overshadowed by its incredible splendour and its intermingled fountains, gardens, and ornate stone work.

General admission ticket

With the daytime general admission ticket you can visit all areas of the Monumental Complex open to the public: Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Palace of Charles V and the Bath of the Mosque.

IMPORTANT: This type of visit also includes the admission to Gardens.

General admission schedule

April 1st through October 14th:

Days for visit: Monday to Sunday.
Hour ticket office: 08.00–20.00.
Hour visit: 8:30 a 20:00

October 15th through March 31th:

Days for visit: Monday to Sunday.
Hour ticket office: 08.00–18.00.
Hour visit: 8.00 a 18:30.

IMPORTANT: Visitors must enter the Nasrid Palaces within the specific access time slot written on their admission ticket.

Alhambra Garden

With the garden ticket you can visit all areas of the Monumental Complex open to the public, except the Nasrid Palaces.

It includes: 

Promenade of the Cypress Trees, Secano (“Dryland”), Gardens of the Monastery of San Francisco.

Alcazaba

Partal: Gallery, gardens and paths of the Palace, Rauda, Palace of Jusuf III, Promenade of the Towers.
Palace of the Generalife: Lower Gardens and High Gardens (The Court of the Main Canal, The Sultana’s Court and Water Stairway)
The admission time to enter these areas is not controlled (except the Palace of the Generalife, which has a limited capacity), wherefore you can make the visit during the Morning or during the Afternoon Visit Hours specified on your ticket.

In addition, you can optionally visit the place chosen as “the area of the month”, but only if this type of admission ticket allows the access to this area.

Plane of the recommended route

Garden admission schedule

April 1st through October 14th

Hour visit: From 08:30h until 20:00h
Hour ticket office: From  8.00h until  20.00h

October 15th through March 31th

Hour visit: From 08:30h until 18:00h
Hour ticket office:8.00h until 18.00h

 

Alhambra at Night; Nasrid Palaces, Gardens and Palace of the Generalife

With the admission ticket for this type of evening visit you can get to know the Nasrid Palaces, the Gardens and the Palace of the Generalife under special illumination conditions.

Nasrid Palaces

The visit commences at the Alhambra Atrium, where tickets are sold and information on the visits is made available. The route continues along a passageway by the walls, looking onto the Torre del Agua (Water Tower), Torre de Baltasar de la Cruz, Torre de los Siete Suelos (Seven-Storeyed Tower), Tower del Capitán, Torre de la Bruja (Tower of the Witch) and Torre de las Cabezas (Tower of Heads), arriving at the Palace of Charles V (on visit) through the gates Puerta de la Justicia or the Puerta de los Carros.

The visit continues through the following areas:

Patio de Machuca (organised visits).
Mexuar.
Patio Dorado and Cuarto Dorado.
Court of the Myrtles (Patio de los Arrayanes).
Sala de la Barca.
Throne room.
Mirador de la Reja.
The Emperor’s chambers.
Carlos V corridor.
Sala de Dos Hermanas (including visit to the Sala de los Ajimeces and the Mirador de Lindaraja).
Court of the Lions (Patio de los leones).
Sala de los Mocárabes.
Patio de los Arrayanes (south gallery).
Exhibition of the lions.
Puerta del Príncipe (exit gate).
IMPORTANT: The Evening Visit to the Nasrid Palaces does not include the admission to the Generalife, since there is a specific evening visit, scheduled for the same time, to get to know this illumined area.

You are kindly requested to keep your flash turned off during the evening visit, since the use of flash bothers other visitors who cannot enjoy undisturbed their visit to the Nasrid Palaces.

Nasrid Palaces admission schedule

April 1st through October 14th

Days for visit: Tuesdays to Saturdays
Hour ticket office: 21.00–22.45.
Hour visit: 22.00–23.30.

October 15th through March 31th

Days for visit: Fridays and Saturdays
Hour ticket office: 19.00–20.45
Hour visit: 20.00–21.30.

Gardens and Palace of the Generalife

The visit commences at the Alhambra Atrio and continues along the Cypress Grove to the Walnut Grove in the Generalife. This walk leads through the northern part of the New or Lower Generalife Gardens, to the Generalife Palace.

The visit to the Generalife palace includes:

Entry Courtyard (Patio Apeadero).
Second courtyard.
Patio de la Acequia (including the el Royal Hall).
The south gallery (exit)
The Guesthouse (Casa de los amigos).

The visit finalises in the Alhambra Atrium, through the following route:

New or Lower Generalife gardens.
Walnut Grove.
Cypress Grove.
IMPORTANT: The Evening Visit to the Gardens and the Palace of the Generalife does not include the admission to the Nasrid Palaces, since there is a specific evening visit, scheduled for the same time, to get to know this illumined area.

You are kindly requested to keep your flash turned off during the evening visit, since the use of flash bothers other visitors who cannot enjoy undisturbed their visit to the Gardens and the Palace of the Generalife.

 

Gardens and Palace of the Generalife Schedule

April 1st through May 31th

Days for visit: Tuesdays to Saturdays
Hour ticket office: 21.00–22.45.
Hour visit: 22.00–23.30.

Septiembre 1st through October 14th

Days for visit: Tuesdays to Saturdays
Hour ticket office: 21.00–22.45.
Hour visit: 22.00–23.30

October 15th through March14th

Days for Visit: Friday and Saturday
Hour ticket office: 19.00–20.45
Hour visit: 20.00–21.30.
(*)  The visit only includes the spaces specifically adapted to this type of visit for safety and conservation reasons.

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