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The Alhambra is one of Spain’s most-visited attractions and a stunning example of Islamic architecture. Drawing its name from the Arabic words for “the red fortress,” this historic palace and citadel is located on the banks of the River Darro just outside of the city of Granada in Andalucia, Spain. It was constructed during the mid-14th century by the Berbers, and occupied by various other rulers of Spain over the centuries. Moorish poets described the Alhambra as "a pearl set in emeralds," a reference to the original colour of its buildings in contrast to the natural beauty around it. The site is steeped in history culture, making it a must-see for any visitors to the region. Nearby, visitors can enjoy culinary delights, unique shopping opportunities, and fine hotels.

  • Stroll into the Alhambra through the Puerta de las Granadas, the Gate of Pomegranates, a triumphal arch dating back to the 15th century.
  • Marvel at the white marble lions that spurt water every hour in the Patio de los Leones, an example of early Muslim engineering and design.
  • Luxuriate in one of Spain’s most lovely gardens, the Generalife, which entrances visitors with terraces of roses, lily ponds, shrubs trimmed like castle walls, and shady cypress trees.

Granada’s Federico Garcia Lorca airport mainly serves travellers coming from within Spain, although there are a few international flights. The larger Malanga International Airport in the nearby city of Malaga is a better choice if you are travelling from abroad. There are scores of options for getting from the Malanga airport to Granada Visitors can take the local bus #19, take a train from outside the international terminal, or hire a car in advance. Once your arrive in town, get to the Alhambra by taking the red minibus called the Alhambra Bus 32 or 30 from Plaza Nueva or Albayzin, and get off at the Generalife stop. The most pleasant way to get to the Alhambra, however, is simply to walk from Plaza Nueva, which only takes 15 minutes.

Hotels in Alhambra

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From US$37

1 Hotel Juan Miguel

3 stars
4.6 / 5 7 reviews

C/ Acera del Darro, 24 Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 5%

Offering stylish and contemporary accommodation, this property is the perfect base for both business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralGuest can relax or chat with their friends at the hotel's... More

From US$48

2 Casa Del Capitel Nazari Hotel Granada

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Cuesta Aceituneros 6 Map

FREE wifi, pillows a la carte & coffee and tea

Presenting its history and heritage, the Casa Del Capitel Nazari with its traditional accommodation, invites you to spend a memorable stay in Granada. GeneralAfter a tiring day, you can just sit... More

From US$88

3 Rusticae Gar-Anat Hotel Boutique

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Placeta de Peregrinos, 1 Map

Gar-Anat Hotel is a small and unique hotel from the 17th century, set in the historic city centre. Skillfully restored, it retains most of its original architectural features.At the Gar-Anat, each... More

From US$53

4 Saray Hotel Granada

4 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

Tierno Galvan 4 Map

Stay 3 Nights & Save 17% - Non Refundable

Offering comfortable accommodation and quality services, this property is an ideal place for a pleasant and enjoyable vacation. General During leisure, guests can relax at the cosy bar or take a... More

From US$56

5 Room Mate Leo Hotel Granada

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Mesones,15 Map

5% Off Per Night - Non Refundable

Room Mate Leo Hotel Granada provides comfort and relaxation in its chic accommodations and up-to-date amenities. The sleek hotel offers tour assistance in visiting the famous fortress of Alhambra... More

Very Nice view
The view of Toledo from the window of your rome is amazing!
24 Jul 2015
From US$67

6 Melia Granada

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

C/ Angel Ganivet, 7 Map

20% Off Per Night

With modern units and equipped event spaces set near must-visit city attractions, Melia Granada makes for a suitable base for corporate and leisure travellers in Granada. This business hotel places... More

From US$39

7 Hotel Dauro

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Acera de Darro, 19 Map

10% Off Per Night - Non Refundable

Offering comfortable accommodation and convenient facilities, Dauro Hotel Granada welcomes you for a truly memorable stay. GeneralGuests travelling on official matters can make use of the... More

From US$74

8 Vincci Albayzin

4 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Carrera del Genil 48 Map

Book Now & Save 10% - Non Refundable

If you are looking for an ideal holiday destination in Spain, Vincci Albayzin is a perfect place for you to reside and explore the surrounding areas. GeneralVincci Albayzin also provides... More

Hot Box Room
The room we were given on the third floor was quite ok as a room but it was so hot, had the air-conditioning worked we would have been very content, firstly there was little or no cool air coming...
22 Sep 2014
From US$39

9 Comfort Dauro 2

3 stars
4.6 / 5 11 reviews

Navas 5 Map

10% Off Per Night - Non Refundable

Offering warm hospitality and a relaxed friendly atmosphere, Comfort Dauro 2, which offers the perfect blend of charm and elegance is an ideal spot for an enjoyable vacation. GeneralThe modern... More

Great location.
First room we were given was great, large size but wi fi didn`t work so had to move to much smaller room in order to receive wi fi. First room much superior, shame about lack of wi fi or would have...
26 Sep 2014
From US$129

10 Alhambra Palace Hotel Granada

4 stars
4.4 / 5 9 reviews

Plaza Arquitecto Garcia de Paredes, 1 Map

Book 2 Nights & Save 12.5%

Nestled amid the tropical nature with serenity atmosphere, Alhambra Palace Hotel Granada is a wonderful place to spend your vacation as a memorable holiday. GeneralThe hotel's perfectly designed... More

Great location. Very poor service
Lovely location and great views of the city . Plumbing needs updating as well as heating system. Which is very noisy ! The staff was rather surly (maybe they are underpaid !)
3 Feb 2014
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