Tips How to get to and park at the Alhambra

Climbing the Alhambra and discovering the charms of one of the most emblematic monuments of the country is something simple. There are different options to reach the hill where the access to the Alhambra is located, such as private vehicle, cab or bus or even walking.

How to get to the Alhambra parking lot

If your goal is to reach the Alhambra by car, you should know that private vehicles are not allowed to circulate around the monument or to park in its vicinity. To park at the Alhambra you have to go to the nearest parking lot, Parking Parkia Alhambra, open 24 hours, which is located near the Pavilion of Access to the Alhambra and can be accessed from the A44 highway or from the Carretera de la Sierra.

This parking at the Alhambra is the most used by those who use a private car to discover the different parts of the city. From the parking alhambra 24 hours to the access door to the Alhambra there is not too much distance, you just have to walk a few minutes on foot without too much effort to reach your appointment at your meeting point and get to know the Alhambra.

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Alhambra of Granada

How to get by cab or public bus to the Alhambra

Another common question about the Alhambra is how to get there using public transportation such as bus or cab. It is possible to get to the Alhambra by bus. The Granada bus lines that go from the city center to the monument are the C30 and the C32. The C32 also connects with the Albaicín neighborhood, one of the most emblematic of the city. These buses can be taken from the center of Granada and have an average frequency of 8 minutes. There are also city buses City C3 and C4 (routes of about 15 or 20 minutes from the Plaza Isabel La Católica) or with the tourist train “Granada Tour”.

If your goal is to reach the Alhambra by cab you can always call the phone number of Radio Taxi Granada, which is 958 28 06 54 and book a cab to reach the Alhambra at the time you prefer and from the point of the city where you are. As for the average cost of the cab, it can be between 6 and 8 euros from the center of Granada and about 10-12 euros if you take the cab at the bus station in Granada.

How to get to the Alhambra on foot

If you are one of those who prefer to walk to the Alhambra to get to know the city better, you can also do it. The route we propose begins at the Puerta de las Granadas, located on the Cuesta de Gomérez. It is a beautiful alameda area through which you should walk until you reach the Puerta de las Granadas.

Once there you should continue along the central road to reach the Fuente del Tomate, with a monument dedicated to the Granada writer Ángel Ganivet. From that point you should continue along the Paseo del Generalife which will lead you directly to the Alhambra Access Pavilion, where you will find the ticket offices from which you can access the monument.

Another way is a historic medieval road called La Cuesta de los Chinos that connects the Alhambra and the Generalife with the Paseo de los Tristes del Albaycin, barely a kilometer long from the Puente del Aljibillo walking between the wall and the walls of the orchards of the Generalife you will arrive without realizing it at the entrance of the Alhambra and the bus stop. Also from the Plaza del Realejo it will take you about 20 minutes.