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The Alhambra Palace is the majestic fortress complex of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, Spain. Its name - which is derived from al-qala’a al-hamra in Arabic - translates to "red or crimson castle" due to its sheer red palace walls b...more

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The Alhambra Palace is the majestic fortress complex of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, Spain. Its name - which is derived from al-qala’a al-hamra in Arabic - translates to "red or crimson castle" due to its sheer red palace walls built from sun-dried bricks of gravel and clay. Built back in the 9th century by the founder of the Naṣrid dynasty, Ibn al-Aḥmar, the site underwent many construction phases and was completed by Yusuf I and Muhammed V, Sultan of Granada, towards the end of the Muslim rule of Spain. Presently it one of the country's most prominent attractions and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its rich history and cultural significance. The three main parts of the Alhambra Palace that are a must-see include the Royal Palace - the central palace complex, the Gardens of Generalife - the summer retreat for the Moorish kings, and the fortress of Alcazaba - Alhambra Palace’s original fortress.

Ticket Price

Tickets cost around €14 for adults. Children below 12 years of age can enter free-of-charge.

Opening Hour

The two visiting sessions are from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 2-3 hours

Suitable For

Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers

Must See

The Royal Palace, the Gardens of Generalife and the fortress of Alcazaba.

Prayer Facilities

The Great Masjid of Granada is the main mosque of the city and is located in the heart of Alhambra. Established in 2003, the mosque serves Granada's sizable Muslim population that has thrived for hundreds of years.

Halal Food

Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Alhambra Palace can visit some of the Halal restaurants in Granada. In addition to the local dishes - such as Tapas, Spanish omelettes, Pollo con Tomate and Migas Alpujarreñas - that are a must-try, travellers will be able to find quite a few Moroccan restaurants in the city that serve a wide array of excellent Halal fare.

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