Category: Alhambra

Puerta de la justicia de la Alhambra

Interesting facts about the Alhambra: 10 things you never knew

Among all monuments, the Alhambra is one of those with the most visitors in the world. And no matter how much you hear about it before you go, it is always a huge surprise. This is exactly why visitors’ checklists get left unfinished… And would you want to miss out on details you can only […]

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cicerone guide with a couple in the Alhambra

Tips for visiting the Alhambra Palace in Granada

The Alhambra is one of the most beautiful places in Spain and it’s the soul of Granada. When you visit Alhambra, it gets perfectly clear why Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a top tourist attraction in Spain, the most visited monument in Spain, the best castle in Spain, and one of the most […]

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Cuesta de los Chinos in Granada

One of the most curious and intriguing streets for people who visit Granada is the Cuesta de los Chinos. It is one of the pedestrian access points used to enter the Alhambra and Generalife monumental complex,  connecting the hill of the Sabika, where the Red Fortress rises up, to the centre of Granada and the […]

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patio de los arrayanes en la alhambra de granada con cicerone granada

How to buy tickets for the Alhambra

“If you go to Granada, you have to visit the Alhambra”. How many times have you heard that? The answer is… a lot! And it’s true. The Alhambra is a monumental complex full with history and stunning stories, all of which say a lot about the nature of the city of Granada. All the spaces, […]

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alhambra virtual tour

Alhambra virtual tour: discover the Moorish Granada

One of the greatest pleasures when travelling is planning every detail. To do so, there is nothing better than actually knowing the site you are going to visit. With that in mind, if you are travelling to Granada, we recommend you do a virtual tour of the Alhambra. You can use this map of The […]

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firmas en los primeros libros de firmas de la Alhambra

The signatures book of the Alhambra: how to leave a mark

We have often awoken to the news that some traveller or other has wanted to immortalise his presence at the Alhambra with graffiti or a daubed message. When this happens, it’s typical to think of vandals, but you might be surprised to know the number of prominent individuals and celebrities who have done it. Who […]

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Alhambra safety: tips and services

The Alhambra is one of the most-visited monuments in the world. In fact, it’s usually featured in the top ten. Many visitors ask us about safety at the Alhambra and what to do when visiting the monument, especially after the arrival of coronavirus. For this reason, we’ve decided to give you some tips and explain the infrastructure of […]

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Alice Guy, the first female filmmaker in the world shoots the Sacromonte

Alice Guy, the first female filmmaker in the world, was in Granada and fell in love with the Sacromonte hill. She did it so deeply, that she shot the children of the gypsy neighbourhood. We can still enjoy theses frames, without them losing emotion and artistic quality, but Who was Alice Guy and How did […]

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Washington Irving en los bosques de la Alhambra

Washington Irving in Granada: literature and commitment

One of the most read books on the Alhambra is Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving. Without a doubt, it is a essential reading for those who love the Nasrid palace. However, there is even more to the mark left by Washington Irving on Granada. Do you know that he was crucial to recovering […]

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torre de las infantas

Legend of the Rose of the Alhambra

Today we’d like to share one of the Alhambra’s most fascinating legends with you. The Legend of the Rose of the Alhambra, one of the stories to be found in Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving.   The backdrop for the legend is The Infant’s Tower. The Alhambra in the 18th century had poorly […]

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