Alhambra: Carlos V Palace, walls and first tomb of the Catholic kings
No trip to Granada would be complete without a visit to Alhambra, the immaculately preserved complex of fortifications and religious buildings that dates back to the 9th century. Begin your 2-hour walking tour with your guide just below Alhambra, heading along the Alhambra walls and towers. Follow a scenic route through the woods of the Alhambra to the Gate of Justice, known for its elaborate Quranic carvings.
Passing through this defensive gate, and you’ll arrive at the Wine Gate and the Square of the Cisterns. Visit the Charles V Palace, which houses the Alhambra Museum and its exclusive collection of Hispano-Muslim and Nasrid Art. Marvel at the vast circular courtyard within the stately, columned building.
Continue up Calle Real to the Church of Santa María de la Alhambra, built atop the former main mosque. You’ll also see the San Francisco Convent, an enchanting 15th-century structure that once served as a Catholic convent.
per adult from
2 hours 15 minutes
What's included :
- Official tourist guide
- Snacks - Authentic Spanish snack
What's excluded :
- Tickets for Nasrid Palaces
- Tickets for Generalife
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Palace of Carlos V, Alhambra, Granada Spain
Carlos V's palace is a Renaissance construction by the architect Pedro Machuca. The palace is unique in its style, forming a square with a circular courtyard inscribed inside. It is the most outstanding work of the Spanish Renaissance.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Church of Santa Maria de la Alhambra, Calle Real de la Alhambra, Granada Spain
The church was built on the site of the Great Mosque.
The floor plan is a Latin cross with side chapels and the Baroque altarpiece of the main chapel stands out.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Puerta de la Justicia, Calle Real de La Alhambra 18 Granada, 18009 Alhambra Spain
Of the four outer gates of the walled enclosure of the Alhambra, the most monumental is the Puerta de la Justicia, it was built in 1348. It is also known as Puerta de la Ley in Arab times.
The hand and the key of the facade have become one of the symbols of the Alhambra and with them the legends that surround them.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Parador de San Francisco, Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
The Franciscan monks settled in this former Nasrid palace erected under the reign of Muhammad III (1303-1309) in 1495. Here the first convent of the city was established, due to a promise made by the Catholic Monarchs to Saint Francis of Assisi, several years before the conquest of Granada. The friars adapted the building to their needs, chapels were added, among them, a chapel dedicated to the Virgen de las Angustias.
The church of the Convent of San Francisco de la Alhambra provisionally became the burial place of the Catholic Monarchs until they were transferred to the royal chapel.
Departure Point :Restaurante La Mimbre, Paseo del Generalife, S/N, 18009 Granada, Spain
Return Detail :Anca La Bibi - Tienda de alimentación gourmet, Carrera del Darro, 3, bajo A, 18010 Granada, Spain
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- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
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