Alhambra in Granada & Mosque of Córdoba - From Madrid

We will start by knowing Granada, as the main attraction we will visit the Alhambra, which initially was a military zone at the beginning; then the Alhambra became a royal residence and the court of Granada.
Then we continue with the visit to the Palacios Nazaries, this is a palatial complex, home of the kings of Granada. In the 13th century, it was started by the founder of the dynasty, Alhamar.
We continue the tour around the Generalife Gardens, considered one of the most beautiful in the world, from there you can see the Alambra, the Albaicín and a great view of the fertile plain of Granada.
We will end our route with a visit to the Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba, a World Heritage Site since 1984, it is the most important monument in the Islamic West and one of the most impressive in the world.

per adult from

$223

NZD

Duration

8 to 12 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

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  • What's included :
    • Entrance to Alhambra in Granada
    • Entrance to the Mosque of Córdoba
    •  AVE train Córdoba - Madrid
    •  AVE train Granada - Córdoba
    •  AVE train Madrid - Granada
    • Guide throughout the tour
    • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
    • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
    • Entry/Admission - Generalife
    • Entry/Admission - Nasrid Palaces
    • Entry/Admission - Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
    • Entry/Admission - Historic Centre of Cordoba
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Snacks
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    They will pick us up at the station to go to the Alhambra in Granada, the most important Arab construction in the world. This is a magical route through the palatine city.

    Duration: 3 hours

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

    We go to its oldest area, the Alcazaba, to the emerald green of the Generalife. We will learn about the origin of the Arab settlement in Granada as we walk between the great walls of the Alcazaba and the towers that surround the citadel.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    We will know the Generalife Gardens, these are still today inspiration for hundreds of artists for their unique architecture. This palatial city is full of great vegetation and aromatic flowers.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Alhambra is said to be the largest sundial on the planet, there we will discover its details, legends and its great historical, artistic value and the great influence of the Catholic Monarchs.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nasrid Palaces, Calle Real De La Alhambra, 18009 Granada Spain

    Finally we will enter the Nasrid Palaces that have an exquisite decoration that will impress you.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Calle del Cardenal Herrero 1, 14003 Cordoba Spain

    Visiting the Mosque of Cordoba with a guide will not only allow us to skip the line, but it is the best way to get to know this incredible monument. These are some of the things we will discover.

     The construction of the mosque began in 785.

     It was the second largest in the world, behind Mecca, until the construction of the Blue Mosque.

     In the thirteenth century, after the reconquest it was consecrated as a cathedral.

     In 1984 Unesco listed it as a World Heritage Site.

     It brings together the Umayyad, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles.

    In the Tour through the Mosque you can know the heart of the city and the importance of Andalusian architecture.

    This is a World Heritage monument, you will know about each of the three extensions that were in the Muslim temple since its construction in 785 and its subsequent conversion to a Christian cathedral in the thirteenth century; and being for centuries the second largest place of worship after Mecca.

    We will see things as curious as the shape of its arches, supported by columns, bases, shafts and capitals of very varied sizes, styles and materials; The mosque was built with material pillaged from very old buildings of Roman and Hispanic Visigoth buildings, and the Mihrab built with pieces of greater beauty for the most noble area, the Mihrab.

    Next, we will cross the forest of columns until we reach the great choir of the Christian cathedral that stands in the central part of the building. We will observe the mahogany wood stalls that were brought from the island of Santo Domingo, this narrates biblical scenes with many original characters and ornaments. The organ that culminates the choir has more than 1,500 tubes, and after a century without sounding and seven months of restorations, it is today a unique piece worldwide.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Historic Centre of Cordoba, Cordoba Spain

    At the end of the visit, we will tour the streets of the historic center of Córdoba. Time to eat some tapas and return to Madrid.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Madrid, Spain
    Traveler pickup is offered
    After pickup, we will coordinate the pickup location.
    Departure Time :
    12:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Confirmation will be received when the reservation is made, unless it has been made 7 days before the trip or less. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, depending on availability.
    • There will be a maximum of 8 travelers on the tour or activity.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Barcelona Lands

Activity ID: V-144682P46

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