Seeing the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

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1. Posted by Jeanny Preston (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!


I am here in Granada, Spain with a friend between Mar 6th and Mar 15th.

I assume that many tickets are in the hands of private tour companies and that if I contact a few I will likely find a couple of tickets still available.

I am interested in two tickets for the Alhambra general entrance, with the Nasrid palace at the scheduled time, and the rest of the compound at our leisure.
I think we would prefer the audio tour so we can do our own pace, but if the best option at this late date is a guided tour, then so be it.

Any recommendations as to which tour companies I should contact?

Thank you!

2. Posted by Alain13 (Respected Member 132 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Check on Alhambra official website ( There, you will be able to buy tickets on-line and schedule your visit to Nasrid Palace (mandatory). No tour company needed.

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 6021 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Alain13

Check on Alhambra official website (

That doesn't look like the official website. They only sell tours. (Indeed; the tiny footer text says "is not the official website of the Alhambra")

According to wikipedia, the official website is - which indeed has cheaper tickets without tour. But - much to my surprise - the earliest availability there is a full month away. Yikes! When I visited in January 2011, we bought tickets from a local ATM a day in advance...

[ Edit: Edited on 4 Mar 2024, 18:08 GMT by Sander ]

4. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2928 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I just walked up and paid at the door. We went at opening time and walked straight in.

5. Posted by joshuajames26 (Budding Member 4 posts) 20h Star this if you like it!

Hey OP...I'm interested how you got the tickets?

I saw someone here mentioned about buying tickets at the door...but I did that and I couldn't access the Nasrid palace. It was booked out. I want to go again with my wife but I don't want to drive all the way there to have it booked out...interested if you were able to book in advance?