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Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

1. Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

Embark on an adventure and buy this ticket that includes a Alhambra visit. See the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba as well as monuments such as Bañuelo, Casa Morisca (Horno de Oro St.), Dar al-Horra Palace, Chapíz House and Zafra House. Marvel at the Alhambra and Albaicín that are now connected by Dobla de Oro. Enjoy a cultural and tourist itinerary that tries to inspire the narrow links between the oldest neighborhood of the city through the visit to six Muslim monuments.  Alhambra and Generalife are both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage.

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Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

2. Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Discover Granada at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the exclusive hop-on hop-off train. Specially designed to navigate the narrow streets of the Albaicín, the train features a panoramic roof, open deck in summer, and on board audio guides in 12 languages, available at an extra cost (with 2 special kids channels in Spanish and English). You can hop on and off at any of the stops to experience the essence of the city, from the monumental Alhambra to the atmospheric Albaicín. Explore the Realejo district, stop for a coffee in Plaza Neuva, get city views from the Mirador de San Nicolas, and much more. Get on and off the train as often as you want for as long as your ticket is valid, and discover the city's most important sites. The Alhambra Route runs during the day, while the City Center Route is an evening train that takes in Granada’s great nighttime atmosphere. Alhambra Route (Green Line): trains run every 30-45 minutes • Alhambra a. Alhambra Generalife/Taquillas b. Alhambra Palacios Nazaríes/Puerta Justícia • Cuesta Gomérez • Plaza Nueva/Office Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogida • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés • Calle Molinos/Campo del Príncipe • Hotel Alhambra Palace/Carmen de los Mártires City Center Route (Red Line): trains run every 30-60 minutes, depending on the time of year • Plaza Nueva/Oficina Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza de la Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogidas • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés

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Granada: Muslim Monuments Entrance Tickets

3. Granada: Muslim Monuments Entrance Tickets

Visit four Muslim heritage sites and discover what life was like in Granada in the Spanish-Muslim period. Explore these monuments at your own pace, with a self-guided experience. Enjoy entrance to El Bañuelo, one of the best-preserved Arab bathhouses in the region. Wander through the chambers where ritual and physical and bathing once took place. Continue to Corral del Carbón, an ancient traders’ market. Admire the architectural detail of the facade as you pass through the entryway. See the old grain depot, warehouse, and traveler’s hostel. Stop at Casa Morisca de Horno de Oro, a well-preserved Moorish house with views of the Alhambra. End with a visit to the Nasrid palace of Dar al-Horra Palace, to stroll the rooms of this former Sultan’s residence.

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Granada: Private UNESCO-Heritage Albaicin Walking Tour

4. Granada: Private UNESCO-Heritage Albaicin Walking Tour

Take an unforgettable walk through the knotted streets of the oldest city quarter of Granada, Albaicin. Feel the spirit of the past and find out about the medieval Moorish influence in the local architecture, cuisine, and culture. The Albaicin quarter was inhabited by the peasants of the last Moorish kingdom in western Europe. Learn about their strict daily routine of trade, hygiene, praying, and education, and the high level of development all of these aspects achieved during your tour. After meeting with your tour guide, your tour will begin by exploring Plaza de San Nicolas. This most popular look-out point of the city offers splendid views over the biggest tourist attraction of the city, the Alhambra. After spending 10 minutes taking in this captivating view, your tour will move on. The second site visited on your tour will be Dar al-Horra. This 14th-century Moorish palace is a hidden gem of your tour, and you will be given 25 minutes to explore its features. You will then stop at El Banuelo, which is one of the oldest monuments in the entire city, and was formerly a bathhouse. Following this, you will advance towards Alcaiceria, which is a medieval Moorish market place. Following the market place, stop off at Corral del Carbon, which is a 14th-century hotel. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit Casa de Zafra, which is a charismatic 14th-century Moorish house. After spending 25 minutes at this location, you will travel to the city center which will mark the conclusion of your tour.

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Granada: Tour Albaicín and Sacromonte

5. Granada: Tour Albaicín and Sacromonte

Delve into the history of the Albaicín, one of the neighborhoods with the most personality in Granada. Located opposite the Alhambra, this area is composed of numerous viewpoints from which you can see the whole city. During this tour, you will discover some of the most iconic sites in the city. Visit Plaza Nueva, Paseo de los Tristes, Carmen de la Victoria, Plaza Larga, Miarador de San Nicolás, Aljibe de Trillo, Bañuelo, the Church of San Salvador, and Carrera del Darro. Discover all this and much more with an official tour guide.

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Granada: Hispanic-Muslim Guided Tour

6. Granada: Hispanic-Muslim Guided Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour in the heart of Islamic Granada and discover in detail the Albaicín Quarter, the oldest part of the city of Granada and where the Islamic city was developed. Stroll around the white narrow streets, admire awe-inspiring viewpoints, and visit the inside of monuments from the XIV and XV centuries. Explore palaces, houses, commercial buildings, a public bath, all from Medieval times, and get a peek into the daily life of the Islamic city of Granada.

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What people are saying about El Banuelo

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 788 reviews

Easy, convenient, great way to get a feel for the city prior to tourin

We bought the ticket one day early online. It was easy and cheap ($12 Euro for one day, two people (one senior). When we arrived in Granada we easiliy found the nearest stop of the train. The first one was full, so we waited for the next (maybe 5 minutes) and that one had plenty of room. We first toured the whole route then got off at Alhambra. For the rest of the day we got on and off shopping or touring and then getting back on. We never waited more than 10 minutes and every train had plenty of space after that first one. Yes it's bumpy - yes it's noisy - if you want an airconditioned rubber ride then get an expensive tour. It was very convenient, the map was excellent and the drivers were polite and patient. As always, a little Spanish is very helpful.

This is a great tour! I really enjoyed walking through the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods and learning about the history of the people who lived there. Sumayyah was a great guide!

The first time you should do a trip without getting off and then return and visit what is interesting.

Amazing low price and so many stops to important places.

It was a great help to locate us as soon as we arrived.