Alhambra and Generalife, Unknown Highlights Off The Beaten Path


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Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

A different outlook (Private Tour)

In this tour I'd like to show some parts of the Alhambra's complex which are not so well known. Apart from the Nasrid Palaces and Gardens, there are so many curiosities hidden in specific nooks that we still conserve, and most of times we don't realize that they're there. So if you let me show you these places, we'll make a journey through the history, visiting both Muslim and Christian details, buildings and remains, gardens and woods, outside of what you'll see in the typical visits.


I start at the fountain in the middle of Plaza Nueva. I make a historical introduction and after it, I take a taxi to go to the Palace of Charles V, where we start the visit. After that we see some Christian and Muslim buildings, such as, the church, the Arab baths, the former monastery and the ancient Muslim palace. After that we leave the complex to walk through the forest, we see the walls and towers and the rest of the surrounding area before we get to the city center.

During the visit I leave some free time for having a break, the tour lasts a little bit over three hours including the stop.

I recommend wearing comfortable shoes, because we walk on red clay pathways, cobble-stone floors and also asphalt. We will come across some steps and slopes during the visit, but nothing complicated.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I like to meet visitors at the fountain in Plaza Nueva. Another option if you prefer to pick you up in your hotel or a specific address that you required.

End location: I finish the tour where I start it, but if you prefer to go somewhere else, I can show how.

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.


This is primarily a walking tour. If required, I can use a taxi to meet at your hotel and take you to the Charles V Palace, comfortable and fast. This is included in the price.

What’s Included

Other: - My time and service as your private guide.

- If you want to be picked up somewhere, and also to return to the hotel or a chosen place in the city, it is included in the price. I use the taxi as a way of transport.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 EURO - I recommend to have some water during the visit. We can also stop for a drink. Probably, we find some souvenirs shops in our way to the city center.

What’s Extra

Other: - Tickets for monuments may be purchased by visitors, in case they want to visit something specific. In this tour we don't need to use tickets, because I show places which are out of the Nasrid Palaces and Gardens.
- Any food or drink.
- Any personal purchases or expenses.


I am a licensed guide, and have no restrictions.

A Recent Review of this tour

Very informative. Excellent command of English, excellent command of history of Alhambra itself, Spanish history, and culture of Spain after January 2, 1492. We learned a great deal of new information and stimulates us to learn more. We would recommend Guillermo to all interested in a full sense of history. He is more than a tour guide. He is a resource.
Charles Dinarello

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