A brilliant memory
The Alhambra palaces reveal a series of Jewish traditions. The palaces recreate an earthly paradise, as the Coran and much before the Bible, in the Genesis, describe the Garden of Eden (Gan Eden in Hebrew), crossed by four rivers.
Beyond the splendor of the Alhambra palaces and gardens, the city of Granada displays a wonderful urban landscape, result of a blend of cultures throughout history. The city, nestled at the feet of the Sierra Nevada snowy peaks and the mighty towers of the Alhambra, houses treasures of art.
The historic sources let us know so much about the vibrant life in Gharnata al-Yahud, the ancient Jewry, like the position of the vanished and magnificent palaces of Samuel Ha Nagid and his son Yossef, viziers (ministers) of Muslim princes in the 11th century.
I have personally made a selection of verses composed by the Jewish poets of that time, which permit to recreate during this Granada tour the life, the history and the culture in Sepharad.
Note: before booking this private guided tour, please contact me so that I can really help to find the coveted tickets to the Alhambra and skip the line.
We shall visit:
The Alhambra and Generalife
The Albaicin quarter
The historic centre of Granada
The location of Gharnata al-Yahud, the ancient important Jewry.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Alhambra and Generalife ticket office by the big map or at the lobby of your hotel if required.
End location: The tour finishes downtown or in your Hotel if required
Duration: 5 hours
The public transportation is quite easy in Granada, a small and wonderful city. From downtown, you can easily reach the Alhambra ticket office and the highest point of the Albaicin quarter with a public bus (1,20 € pp) or a very cheap taxi (no more than 6 € up to 4 people).
Guided tour Alhambra Palaces and Generalife gardens
Guided tour of the Albaicin Quarter and the Historic center of Granada
Total duration: 5 hours with a break for lunch.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euros - 25 euros per person (tickets to Alhambra and public transportation)
Tickets to Alhambra and Generalife
Food and drinks
I am an official licensed guide since 1999, so that I can conduct tours in all monuments in Granada, including the Alhambra.
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Danielle gave a tour that was one of the best I have had. His knowledge of history and excitement of the same is a great combination. He guided us as if we were in Medieval Spain approaching the Sultan at the Alhambra. He also has an interest and quite a bit of knowledge of the Jewish history. Would highly recommend this guide. I found him to be very responsible calling the night before to organize the times and places to meet. On top of that he texted and helped to organize our Jewish tour of Toledo.