The Alhambra in Granada is the most famous monument in this Andalusian city. It is one of the great architectural works of art in the Arab world and receives millions of visitors every year.
If you are going to be one of the lucky ones to do so soon, here we give you useful information for the visit. This way you will know what to see and how much the entrance can cost you.
Remember that you are facing one of the most beautiful monuments in Spain and the best to see in Granada.
What to see in the Alhambra in Granada
The Nasrid Palaces and the Courtyard of the Lions
They are the star of the venue. There we can find the two jewels of the Alhambra: the Patio de los Leones and the Comares Palace, as well as the Mexuar.
The beauty of the Palacio de Comares is accentuated by the presence in front of it of a beautiful pond surrounded by two rows of hedges. Inside is the Hall of Ambassadors, the most beautiful room in the Comares Palace, whose tower is the tallest in the Alhambra.
The recently restored Patio de los Leones is the most famous place in the enclosure and stands out for its 124 marble columns that surround it, its arches, its windows and especially the fountain in its center with 12 lions that symbolize the signs of the zodiac.
The Alcazaba, the oldest part of the Alhambra
It is a fortified military compound and is the oldest part of the Alhambra, although the buildings that are preserved date back to the 13th century.
Inside the citadel, the Patio de Armas stands out as soon as you enter where you can see today some parts of what were the barracks as well as several cisterns and dungeons.
It has several towers, among which we must highlight the Torre del Cubo, from whose terrace you have beautiful views of the Albaycin and the Torre de la Vela, from where, in addition to Granada, you have beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada.
The Palace of Carlos V, the Renaissance style also in the Alhambra
The Palace of Carlos V is a Renaissance -style building, built by Emperor Carlos V and, although it is an imposing building, it must be said that it clashes with its surroundings.
The facades are spectacular and the palace stands out for its quadrangular appearance on the outside and circular on the inside.
It also houses the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of the Alhambra. They are not very visited museums by those who go to the Alhambra, but they are also very interesting. If you have time take the opportunity.
The Generalife Gardens
They are extensive gardens where every corner will leave you amazed that surround the Generalife, a small summer palace of the sultans of Granada and that are also very interesting.
In the Generalife gardens, the sound of the water and the play of light with the vegetation are impressive.
In the Alhambra there are also other palaces, houses and even a Christian church in what constitutes an authentic city. Strolling through these streets is highly recommended and will not leave you indifferent.
You can find more information on the official website of the Alhambra in Granada.