Alhambra Granada

Alhambra Granada

The name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root which means “red or crimson castle”, perhaps due to the hue of the towers and walls that surround the entire hill of La Sabica which by starlight is silver but by sunlight is transformed into gold. But there is another more poetic version, evoked by the Moslem analysts who speak of the construction of the Alhambra fortress “by the light of torches”, the reflections of which gave the walls their particular coloration. Created originally for military purposes, the Alhambra was an “alcazaba” (fortress), an “alcázar” (palace) and a small “medina” (city), all in one. This triple character helps to explain many distinctive features of the monument.

There is no reference to the Alhambra as being a residence of kings until the 13th century, even though the fortress had existed since the 9th century. The first kings of Granada, the Zirites, had their castles and palaces on the hill of the Albaicin, and nothing remains of them. The Nasrites were probably the emirs who built the Alhambra, starting in 1238.

GENERAL DAY VISIT (NAZRID PALACES, ALCAZABA, GARDENS, GENERALIFE)

ADULTS14.85€
YOUNG PEOPLE (WITH EUROPEAN YOUTH CARD)9.54€
PENSIONERS (WITH PROOF)9.54€
DISABLED8.48€
CHILDREN 12 – 15 (WITH PROOF)8.48€
CHILDREN UNDER 12 (WITH PROOF)0€

DAY VISIT (ALCAZABA, GARDENS, GENERALIFE)

ADULTS7.42€
YOUNG PEOPLE (WITH EUROPEAN YOUTH CARD)6.36€
CHILDREN UNDER 12 (WITH PROOF)0€

ALHAMBRA EXPERIENCIAS: NIGHT VISIT (NAZRID PALACES) + DAY VISIT (ALCAZABA, GARDENS, GENERALIFE)

ADULTS14.85€
CHILDREN UNDER 12 (WITH PROOF)0€

NIGHT VISIT (NAZRID PALACES)

ADULTS8.48€
YOUNG PEOPLE (WITH EUROPEAN YOUTH CARD)6.36€
CHILDREN UNDER 12 (WITH PROOF)0€

NIGHT VISIT (GARDENS, GENERALIFE)

ADULTS5.30€
YOUNG PEOPLE (WITH EUROPEAN YOUTH CARD)4.24€
CHILDREN UNDER 12 (WITH PROOF)0€

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