The Alhambra and The Generalife


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Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



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

Muslim palaces and Romantic gardens

The Alhambra of Granada is considered to be the best preserved Muslim fortress of Europe, and one of the best of the world. It's a unique place, full of gardens and palaces, where it is possible to get lost in the history, the Middle Ages and also the Renaissance. An amazing combination of Orient and Occident art in the last Islamic kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula.

So many nooks full of history, where I'd be delighted to show and also to reveal the secrets that it keeps within the walls. And small citadelle that was the capital of one of the most important territories of our history, which is linked to year of 1492, the conquest of Granada and the discoverment of America, the end of one dynasty and the beginning of a new empire.


I start at the main entrance, I make a historical introduction, and after it I enter to the monument, visiting the most important parts, the Generalife, the Palace of the Emperor Charles V, the Alcazaba and the Nasrid Palaces.

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

I recommend to wear comfortable shoes, because we walk on red clay pathways, cobble-stone floors and also asphalt, even we find some steps during the visit but are not so complicated.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: For this tour, we can meet directly at the monument entrance. Or if you prefer, I can pick you up in your hotel or a specific address that you request.

End location: I finish in the same place that I start the tour, the other option is to finish closed to the city centre where there is another exit.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.


It's a walking tour, where we spend a little bit more that 3 hours by foot.

What’s Included

- 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 stop for a snack or drink within the Alhambra. If needed, we can stop for souvenir shopping.

If you need to purchase the tickets, it could be a good idea to bring some money.

What’s Extra

- Tickets for the Alhambra must be purchased in advance, and be bought by visitors. This is required for entry to the Alhambra.

- If you need to purchase the tickets, it could be a good idea to bring some money.

- I recommend bringing some water on the tour.

- Personal expenses.


I am a licensed guide, and have no restrictions.

A Recent Review of this tour

Guillermo had an excellent command of the details about The Alhambra. He pointed out specifics about the architecture, the ceramics and the the gardens that enhanced our experience. We learned so much about the historical significance of the The Alhambra, the various religions that held power here and the people of the area. I would highly recommend Guillermo as a tour guide.
Charles Cory

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