Can you buy tickets for Alhambra on the day?

Asked By: Aurelian Gotti | Last Updated: 8th June, 2020
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How to Buy Alhambra Tickets on the Day. If tickets are not sold out, you can buy them at the Alhambra ticket office on the day of your visit up to 2 hours before the Nasrid Palaces time of entry. However, keep in mind that you might have to stand in line for a long time only to find out that there are no tickets left.

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Beside this, do you need to buy tickets in advance for Alhambra?

You can buy up to 10 tickets in advance but not for the same day. When buying your tickets, you will need to decide what time you want to visit the Nazrid Palaces. If you buy the tickets online, you can print a paper version with a QR code to use as your ticket.

Furthermore, how do I get tickets for Alhambra if sold out? When the Alhambra tickets are sold out the second best option is to buy the Alhambra Experience entrance, which includes the night visit to the Nasrid Palaces, and the day visit to the Alcazaba and the Generalife on two consecutive days.

In this regard, how do you get last minute tickets at Alhambra?

I will go straight to the point. If by chance you only have a specific date to visit the Alhambra and all the tickets are sold out on the official website and you need last minute entrance to the Alhambra, there are 3 options: Buy the Alhambra Card. The Alhambra Card includes always a ticket to enter the Alhambra.

What is the best time of day to visit the Alhambra?

Our personal recommendation for when to visit the Alhambra would be at about 10 a.m. This way, you won't have to wake up too early, but you'll still beat the crowds that inevitably arrive later in the morning or afternoon. This is also a great time to take a guided visit.

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Is Alhambra worth seeing?

And, as you can probably guess, the Alhambra can get CROWDED. At times you have to get creative if you want to take photos without people in them. BUT, with all of that said, the Alhambra definitely IS worth visiting.

Which Alhambra tickets to buy?

Alhambra Tickets - How and Where to Buy, What's Included and Types of Tickets
  • General Alhambra Entrance: 14 euros.
  • Generalife and Alcazaba: 7 euros.
  • Night Visit to Nazard Palaces: 8 euros.
  • Night Visit to Generalife: 5 euros.
  • Alhambra Experience: 14 euros.

Is there a dress code for the Alhambra?

Unlike many monuments in Europe, in my experience there was no specific dress code for the Alhambra – it's fine to wear clothes that don't cover your shoulders or knees. However, you will want to wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals.

Do I need to print my Alhambra tickets?

The ticket office at the Alhambra opens at 8:00 in the morning. To collect your tickets, go to the room with the cashpoints to the right of the entrance. Insert the credit/debit card you used to book the tickets and your tickets will be printed.

Can you see the Alhambra without tickets?


Alhambra-without tickets! Even if you can't get tickets into the Alhambra (you need to book months ahead at busy times) you can walk round parts of the gardens free, go into the Alhambra museum and see lots of the beautiful buildings.

What is the best way to visit the Alhambra?

Logically it is best to visit the Alcazaba (fortress) first, then the Palace of Carlos V (with museums) before the Nazrid Palaces. Then you can walk along the north wall towards the Generalife (gardens). To visit everything at a leisurely pace will require about 4 hours and is a 3km walk.

How much are tickets for Alhambra?

Alhambra ticket prices
ADULTS 14.85€
YOUNG PEOPLE (WITH EUROPEAN YOUTH CARD) 9.54€
PENSIONERS (WITH PROOF) 9.54€
DISABLED 8.48€
CHILDREN 12 - 15 (WITH PROOF) 8.48€

How do I get tickets for Alhambra Granada?

Tickets Are Only Available in Select Locations
  1. Over the telephone via +34 902 93 25 96.
  2. At a branch of La Caixa Bank.
  3. At the Alhambra Shop - The bookshop can be found at Calle Reyes Católicos 40 in Granada city center.
  4. At the Alhambra itself - The ticket office at the Alhambra is only open for on-the-day tickets.

What parts of the Alhambra are free?


The Charles V Palace is free. If you go through the Justice Gate entry, the grounds in front of the Nasrid palace entry (bw Nasrid entry, Charles V and the Fort) are all free. There is also an Arab bath and a Christian church around this area, free. Then there is the Parador hotel and gardens around it.

Where can I pick up my Granada card?

Tourists can pick up the transport card directly at the bus machines. That way they do not have to go through the office or depend on the opening hours. To visit the monuments you only need the "print at home" on paper or on your mobile.

Is the Alhambra Palace open all year?

Alhambra opening times
The Alhambra is open every day of the year except 31st December and 1st January. For the day visit, you must choose a time to visit the Nazrid Palaces. There is no night garden visit between 15th November and 31st March.

Is Granada worth visiting without Alhambra?

Granada will keep you occupied at least for a couple of days even without visiting the Alhambra. You can of course do without, but it's the most visited monument in Spain, a country already full of great monuments, and that's for a reason. If you are going to Seville as you said, take a chance to visit the Alcazar.

Where is the entrance to the Alhambra?


Next to the esplanade of the Justice Gate (Puerta de la Justicia), which is the entrance to the complex of the Alhambra, you will find on the left side the Charles V Pillar.

Is the Granada card worth it?

It is worth it when you visit more than 67% of the atractions included in the pass and and use public transport. Another advantage: During high season on many days there are no tickets available for entrance to the Alhambra. However, with Granada Card you could be able to gain entry to the Alhambra.

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