Tips for visiting the Alhambra
As we mentioned before, the Alhambra is the most visited tourist attraction in Spain and they limit the number of tickets to stop overcrowding. As demand is high, it’s recommended you book your tickets in advance. They can be booked online and then picked up at the ticket machines on the day of your visit. Tickets are 14€ to visit the Alhambra and gardens, or 7€ for the gardens, Generalife and Alcazaba.
To see all that the Alhambra has to offer they suggest that you allocate three hours for your visit. Arrive with plenty of time to pick up your tickets as it is very busy, particularly in the summer or at weekend, and they are strict with the visit times.
It’s important to check what time you have access to the Nasrid Palaces, as you will only be allowed access at this time, so build your visit around this.
Many people think that the gardens are the highlight of a visit to the Alhambra, so make sure you have enough time to explore and enjoy the beautiful design and fragrant plants.
Don’t forget to explore the Albaycin
The Albaycin is the maze of streets in the Moorish quarter of the old town which leads up to the Alhambra. Many people only see the Albaycin, on their way to, or on the way back from the Alhambra. Don’t make that mistake, as you won’t be fully able to appreciate the lovely shops, gorgeous cafes and hidden corners of this ancient part of town – leave some time to explore it properly.