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Full-day Skip-the-line Granada, Alhambra Palace and Albaicin tour from Seville

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    Stop At: The Alhambra, Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada Spain

    The Alhambra (/ælˈhæmbrə/; Spanish: [aˈlambɾa]; Arabic: الْحَمْرَاء‎ [ʔælħæmˈɾˠɑːʔ], Al-Ḥamrāʾ, lit. "The Red One") is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.[1

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Palace of Carlos V, Alhambra, Granada Spain

    The Palace of Charles V is a Renaissance building in Granada, southern Spain, located on the top of the hill of the Assabica, inside the Nasrid fortification of the Alhambra. The building has never been a home to a monarch and stood roofless until 1957.

    The structure was commanded by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, who wished to establish his residence close to the Alhambra palaces. Although the Catholic Monarchs had already altered some rooms of the Alhambra after the conquest of the city in 1492, Charles V intended to construct a permanent residence befitting an emperor. The project was given to Pedro Machuca, an architect whose biography and influences are poorly understood. At the time, Spanish architecture was immersed in the Plateresque style, still with traces of Gothic origin. Machuca built a palace corresponding stylistically to Mannerism, a mode still in its infancy in Italy. The exterior of the building uses a typically Renaissance combination of rustication on the lower level and ashlar on the upper. Even if accounts that place Machuca in the atelier of Michelangelo are accepted, at the time of the construction of the palace in 1527, the latter had yet to design the majority of his architectural works.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Generalife Realejo-San Matias, 18009 Granada Spain

    The Palacio de Generalife (Spanish pronunciation: [xe.ne.ɾa.ˈli.fe]; Arabic: جَنَّة الْعَرِيف‎ Jannat al-‘Arīf, literally, "Architect's Garden") was the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, now beside the city of Granada in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Alcazaba, Calle Real de la Alhambra Conjunto Monumental de la Alhambra y el Generalife, 18009 Granada Spain

    The Alcazaba was a building used for military purposes. The first Arab constructions date back to the Caliphate period, possibly built over some ruins of a Roman fortress. In the 11th century, the "ziríes" expanded the enclosure, when Granada was the capital city of one of the "Taifas" kingdoms. Even so, the main constructions date from the "nazarie" period (13th to 15th centuries). At this enclosure there are also some Christian additions like the round "Cubo" Tower.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Albaicín, Granada, Spain

    The Albaicín (Spanish pronunciation: [alβai̯ˈθin]) or Albayzín (Arabic: ٱلْبَيّازِينْ‎) as it was known under Muslim rule, is a district of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It retains the narrow winding streets of its Medieval Moorish past dating back to the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984, along with the Alhambra.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Between 6:00am and 6:45am from your hotel in Seville

    or at 05:55-06:00 am at the central meeting point at Andalsur Excursiones (C/ Zaragoza nº1 41001 Sevilla)

    Please confirm the exact hotel pickup time with the supplier 24 hours before your tour.
    Departure Time

    Between 6:15am and 6:45am from your hotel in Seville
    Between 6am and 6:15am from the central meeting point in Seville

    Please confirm the exact hotel pickup time with the supplier 24 hours before your tour.

    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Albaicin walking tour (if option selected)
    • Tickets of Alhambra (palaces included)
    • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Carlos V
    • Entry/Admission - Generalife
    • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • The order of visits can be changed due to unexpected circumstances or the Alhambra monument schedule
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please confirm the exact time of pick-up by calling the supplier the day before your tour.
    • Please note: the Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name, date of birth and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny access to their premises.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    The Alhambra Palace and Abaicin were two Spanish attractions on my DO NOT MISS list so a friend and I booked the day tour from Sevilla. The tour was fantastic and met all of my expectations and more. Our guide, Zuraida, was energetic and highly knowledgeable. If you're not
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    Excellent trip, the guide was amazing, he has all the answers and a lot of patience. Manuel the driver and Roman Junior were extremely nice. Very nice experience
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    We had great experience with Roman (our tour guide) & Manuel our driver. Roman is a local Seville resident gave us detailed information on restaurant "local hotspots" which otherwise we do not have access to, as well as places with a small tablaos (Flamenco) to visit. I will
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    Our family of 5 hosted by Andalsur Excursiones for a full one day trip to Granada and Al Hambra. Our guide Roman, was especially helpful and knowledgeable with regards to things to see but saw to our needs (especially the nap in the morning on the coach as we were picked up
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    I'll be honest: I am not a bus tour person. But we dragged our feet planning our trip, and this was the only way we were going to get into the Alhambra, so bus tour it was. And it was great! The trip is run very efficiently -- the bus shows up when and where it's supposed to,
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    • Duration: 13h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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