The Alhambra is described as the Jewel of Moorish Spain' and its beauty will overwhelm you. Lying in the foothills of Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountains, the Alhambra is the ‘Palace of the Sultans and one of the worlds finest examples of Islamic art. Although damaged and restored over the centuries, it is not difficult to picture the place as it was in all its glory 600 years ago. The ceilings drip with stalactites in stucco and each room appears more richly decorated than the previous one. Marvel at the delicate marble columns, graceful arcades and fine craftsmanship in the sultans’ ‘paradise on earth’. The Generalife is a small Summer Palace, the highlight of which is its garden and numerous fountains. The stately cypress trees, trimmed flowerbeds, myrtle bushes and fountains provide good photo opportunities. The view from here is splendid, gaze down over the Sierra Nevada, to the Darro Valley and across to the old quarter of Albaycin. During your tour, a delicious buffet lunch will be offered at a leading hotel in Granada.
- Estimated journey time to Granada is 2 hours each way.
- There are around 400 steps at the Alhambra and Generalife to negotiate, with approximately 2 hours of walking involved on the tour.
- Please note that exact timing is subject to granted bookings at the Alhambra Palace.