The Secrets of the Alhambra, small group

A fascinating experience within a small group of maximum 10 people and in a single language, yours!

 

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Visiting the Alhambra with a small group of people is really the best option to enjoy the beauty of the monument and its surroundings.

You will be able to know the Alhambra and its Palaces in a relaxed and detailed way with the help of one of our official Granada guides.

And it is that history and legend intermingle in this jewel of Nasrid architecture, which perfectly combines water, light, architecture and vegetation.

 

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The name of Alhambra comes from the Arabic “al-Qal’a al-hamra” (the red fortress) and its first builder, Muhammad I, was also known as “El Rojo” because of the coloring of his beard.

We will start by visiting the rooms of the Nasrid kings that are made up of three Palaces: the Mexuar, the Comares and the Lions. In the latter is the famous Fountain of Lions, which holds some of the surprising secrets that we will reveal throughout our visit.

What do these lions symbolize? They are all the same? Why? These are some of the questions that will arise and for which we will provide detailed and interesting answers.

To which we will add, why not, a touch of legend … such as the one that refers to the Abencerrajes family and the relationship of one of them with the “sultana” … which would end up causing a bloodbath …

The stucco decoration, the wood and ceramic coffered ceilings … The Alhambra is an essential treasure for any traveler and together we will try to discover the hidden message in the decoration of the Nasrid Palaces.

Then we will visit the Palace of Carlos V. A palace that the emperor ordered to be built after spending his honeymoon with Isabel of Portugal in La Alhambra and being amazed by the beauty of these Muslim palaces that, with poor materials for the most part, had managed to really impress the visitor.

We will also visit the military zone that protected the entire site. To highlight the Torre de la Vela, which every January 2 rings its bells to commemorate the conquest of Granada by the Catholic Monarchs and that, according to tradition, the girls have to ring three times: Once to get a boyfriend , another to get married and another to be happy …

We will finish our exciting trip to the secrets of the Alhambra, walking to the Generalife gardens: Place of rest and meditation for the kings of Al-Andalus. Today it is a beautiful space with still cultivated partitions, flowers, fountains and ditches that give it a very lively appearance, rich in colors and games of light. A spectacle to behold and the perfect place for the best photos, we will have time for everything!

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Important notice

● Confirmation will be received at the time the reservation is made
● Very important: Do not forget to bring your original identity document on the day of the activity
● Very important: The name, number, expiration date and country of the passport or DNI are required at the time of booking for all participants
● Children must be accompanied by an adult
● The dress code is casual
● There is a storage room for baby carriages and a baby carrier will be provided, up to a maximum weight of 12 Kg
● Assistance animals are allowed
● There is public transport nearby
● Travelers must be low / medium level of fitness
● They will have an official guide at their disposal throughout the tour.

Duration

3 hrs approximately

Meeting point

Café Bar (Polinario), Avenida del Generalife s / n (next to the Alhambra ticket offices). Once in front of the ticket offices to access the monument, go to your right and the guide will be waiting by the entrance door of the bar.

Departure times:
-10: 00 am
-14: 00 hrs (between October 15 and March 31)
-17: 00 hrs (between April 1 and October 14)

We will reconfirm in any case the exact meeting time before the tour.

 

 

Includes

● Private official guide in your language: Spanish, English, French, German or Italian.
● Entrance – Nasrid Palaces
● Entrance – Alcazaba
● Entrance – Generalife

Doesn't include

● The indicated price does not include the parking fee.
● Food and drinks
● Pick up and drop off at your hotel.

 

Itinerary

-Nasrid Palaces
Three buildings that represent the palatine area of ​​the Alhambra: the Mexuar, the Palacio de Comares (Yusuf I) and the Palace of the Lions (Mohammed V). A masterpiece of Nasrid architecture in Al-Andalus.
Duration: 1 hour

-Alcazaba
A military fortress and the oldest part of the Alhambra. It was built in the middle of the 13th century by Sultan Alhamar “The Red”, founder of the Nasrid dynasty.
Duration: 30 minutes

-Generalife
Place of rest and recreation of the sultans of the Nasrid dynasty. The complex consists of the Patio de la Acequia, which has a long swimming pool framed by flower beds, fountains, colonnades and pavilions, and the Jardin de la Sultana, also called Patio del Ciprés.
Duration: 1 hour

-Palace of Charles V
A Renaissance building whose construction began in the 16th century after the emperor’s visit to Granada during his honeymoon. Its construction was never completed and it currently houses the Alhambra Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Duration: 15 minutes

 

* The order of this itinerary could vary depending on the time of access to Nasrid Palaces reserved for that day.

Guide

Expert local guide

Cancellation policy

Cancellation or modification requests must be made via email to info@granadaselectedtours.com so that there is a written record of the date and time of the request.

– Cancellation more than 72 hours in advance of the activity: No fees. The total amount paid will be returned to the client.

– Cancellation less than 72 hours before the activity or no-show: 100% expenses. The amount paid will not be returned to the client.

 

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