In the footsteps of Jewish Granada

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Tour Number

Activity Level

233497


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Arabic (fluent), English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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

Transportation

This is a walking tour. Nevertheless, it is recommendable to take taxis to reach the Alhambra and the highest part of the Albaicin quarter that are perched on high hills. The taxi fee is 5-6 Euros each.

What’s Included

Other: 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)

What’s Extra

Other: Tickets to Alhambra and Generalife
Public transportation
Food and drinks

Compulsory rental of a headset for groups of more than 6 people: 20 Euros (per group and not per person)

Note: it is important to purchase the Alhambra tickets before booking the private guided tour, since there is a restricted availability of tickets on sale for this UNESCO monument.
Tickets must be purchased long in advance by the visitors in this official web page:
https://tickets.alhambra-patronato.es/en/tickets-alhambra-general/
If there is no availability for this date, please contact me and I will be very pleased to help.

Restrictions

I am an official licensed guide since 1999, so that I can conduct tours in all monuments in Granada, including the Alhambra.

A Recent Review of this tour

Daniele is a superb tour guide with deep cultural and linguistic knowledge of the history of Granada. Highly recommended!
Charles Fiske

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