Tips for buying tickets to the alhambra

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to buying Alhambra tickets. Many travelers do not know that the availability is the same for individuals and organizers since 2020 as we get the tickets in a single official website of the Alhambra, if they have to buy them in advance or not, what opening hours has the monument what types of tickets and options to visit the Alhambra exist.

If you plan to visit the Alhambra in Granada take note of these tips.

Alhambra entrance tickets: opening hours

To visit the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra, which includes the Alhambra, the Nasrid Palaces, the Generalife, the Palace of Charles V or the Bath of the Mosque there are three types of tickets in general. The most popular is the general admission ticket, which allows you to enter the complex from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. (summer season) and until 6:00 p.m. in winter. The Alhambra only provides the tickets, you can book a private guide or a guided tour.

You can also opt for a night visit ticket, with opening hours between 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm from October 15 to March 31 and from 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm the rest of the year.

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Alhambra Museum

Types of tickets for the Alhambra

When it comes to booking tickets for the Alhambra you will find a multitude of options on websites to choose from.

To make your experience an excellent one:

1-Reserve in advance, everyone has the same access to reserve and buy tickets to the alhambra.

2-Choose official channels, check reviews and opinions of other travelers, read well what is included.

3-Choose the correct entry:

La entrada general es la que incluye todos los espacios visitable

– The general ticket is the one that includes all the visitable spaces.

– The entrance ticket Jardines, Generalife and Alcazaba, only allows access to Generalife, Jardines and Alcazaba.

With all daytime tickets, you have free access to the Palace of Charles V and the Alhambra Museum.

4-Attention if you go with children under 12 years old or babies, it is necessary to get your free ticket in the same booking process.

La venta de entradas a la Alhambra incluye estas, pero también existen otros tipos de entradas que puedes tener en cuenta.The Alhambra ticket sales include these, but there are also other types of tickets that you can take into account.

You can find Alhambra tickets to see the Nasrid Palaces if the general ticket is sold out during the night, night tickets to the Gardens, tickets to the Rodriguez-Acosta Foundation and the Monumental Complex or the popular “Dobla de Oro” ticket, in its general and night versions.

Guided tours in the Alhambra

If you prefer more comfort and not having to surf the Internet looking for how to buy your ticket for the Alhambra, a very interesting option is the guided tours. By hiring this service you do not have to worry about searching for tickets, registering on websites selling tickets, checking emails and all these procedures.

You just have to plan the date you plan to visit the Alhambra and book a guided tour without further complications for a small difference in price. This way you can enjoy an experience with other travelers in a group and the entrance ticket is already included in the service, so you don’t have to worry about buying it.

As you can see, there are different types of tickets, schedules and ways to visit the monumental complex of the Alhambra, its gardens and everything that surrounds this emblematic place of the capital of Granada.

Guided tour