Alhambra Opening Hours - Main Gate and Ticket Office Opening and Closing Times

alhambra in the morning before it opens
The opening hours of the Alhambra depend on the type of visit. There are 6 types:

1. Alhambra General, 2. Generalife and Alcazaba, 3. Nazrid Palaces Night Visit, 4. Generalife Night Visit, 5. Combined Alhambra and Rodríguez-Acosta, 6. Alhambra Experiences.

alhambra entrance hall where you can buy tickets
A good way to get to know Granada and its history is by taking a tour. There are several interesting free and private tours offered by Civitatis:

Free Tour of Granada

free tour of granada What better way to get to know the hisotric centre of Granada than on a free walking tour with a local expert guide?!

Private Tour of Granada

alhambra surroundings tour Discover the hidden treasures and secrets of Granada exclusively just for you and your partner, friends, or family.


People also ask: What is the best day to visit the Alhambra?, How long does it take to visit the Alhambra? etc. Please find answers to these questions at the bottom of the page ↓↓

Alhambra Guided Tour:

If you you'd like to see all main areas: the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba and Generalife and not miss a detail, you can choose a Alhambra Guided Tour.

Alhambra Open Air Tour:

You can explore the surroundings and see the Alhambra from a new perspective with the Open Air Tour, this guided tour includes free areas of the Alhambra.

You can see the opening hours and the prices of each type bellow.

Alhambra General - Opening Hours, Daytime Visit (Complete)

visit to the nazari palaces, the generalife and the alcazaba

  • Includes the Nazrid Palaces, Gardens, Generalife and Alcazaba.
  • It's open every day of the week.

Price: 14 €
15 October - 31 March
1 April - 14 October
Visiting Days
from 8:30 to 18:00
from 8:30 to 20:00
Ticket Office
from 08:00 to 18:00
from 08:00 to 20:00


  • It is not necessary to collect tickets at the ticket office if it is not a discount or free ticket..
  • You can enter the Alhambra at any time showing your printed ticket, but you have to enter the Nasrid Palaces at the time shown on your ticket.

Nazrid Palaces - Opening Hours, Night Visit

nazarid rooms and palaces

  • Only includes the Nazrid Palaces, does not include the Generalife and the Alcazaba.

Price: 8 €
15 October - 31 March
1 April - 14 October
Visiting Days
Friday and Saturdays
Tuesday to Saturday
Opening Hours
from 20:00 to 21:30
from 22:00 to 23:30
Ticket Office
from 19:00 to 20:45
from 21:00 to 22:45


  • The itinerary starts at the Alhambra entrance where the ticket office is located.
  • The visit duration is approximately 1.5 hours, from 20:00 to 21:30 in winter and from 22:00 to 23:30 in summer.

Generalife and Alcazaba - Opening Hours, Daytime Visit

palaces and gardens of the generalife

  • Includes the Alcazaba, the Gardens and Palaces of the Generalife.

Price: 7 €
15 October - 31 March
1 April - 14 October
Opening Hours
from 8:30 to 18:00
from 8:30 to 20:00
Ticket Office
from 08:00 to 18:00
from 08:00 to 20:00


  • This visit does not include Nasrid Palaces.
A good way to get to know the Alhambra, its histor, palaces and gardens is by taking a tour. There are several interesting free and private tours offered by Civitatis:

Alhambra Guided Tour

guided tour of alhambra Discover the incredible history and architecture of the impressive Alhambra, the Generalife and Nasrid Palaces with a passionate and experienced guide.

Alhambra Open Air Tour

alhambra surroundings tour See the Alhambra from a new perspective, visiting the surroundings of the beautiful Alhambra, free areas and gardens, the Palace of Charles V...


Generalife - Opening Hours, Night Visit

gardens of the generalife night visit

  • This visit is not available from November 15 to March 31.

Price: 5 €
1 April - 31 May
1 Sep - 14 Oct
15 Oct - 14 Nov
Visiting Days
Tuesday to Saturday
Tuesday to Saturday
Friday and Saturday
Opening Hours
from 22:00 to 23:30
from 22:00 to 23:30
from 20:00 to 21:30
Ticket Office
from 21:00 to 22:45
from 21:00 to 22:45
from 19:00 to 20:45


  • This visit includes ONLY the Generalife, unlike the daytime visit which includes the entrance to the Alcazaba.

Combined Visit Alhambra and Rodríguez-Acosta

visit alhambra and rodriguez acosta foundation

Alhambra
15 October - 31 March
1 April - 14 October
Opening Hours
from 8:30 to 18:00
from 8:30 to 20:00
Ticket Office
from 08:00 to 18:00
from 08:00 to 20:00


  • They are open every day of the week.
  • Price: 17 euros, includes the Nazrid Palaces, Alcazaba, Generalife and Rodriguez Acosta Foundation

Fundation
15 October - 31 March
1 April - 14 October
Opening Hours
from 10:00 to 18:30
from 10:00 to 16:30

Visit Alhambra Experiences - Opening Hours

  • You can see the Schedule of the night visit to the Nasrid Palaces and the day visit to the Generalife (included in this visit) above.
  • Price: 14 euros.

Alhambra Opening Hours and Days, Questions and Answers


When should I enter the Alhambra?

You can access the Alhambra from 08:30 and stay there as long as you wish. Closing time: 17:00 (winter) or 19:00 (summer).

The most important thing to take into account to plan your visit properly is the Nasrid Palaces entry time that appears on your ticket.

You should arrive to the Alhambra at least 30 minutes before, since it takes around 20 mins to walk from the Alhambra main gate to the Nasrid Palaces. This is very important, since you want be able to see these palaces if you arrive late.

What is the best day to visit the Alhambra?

The Alhambra is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe, therefore it is always busy and tickets sold out quickly.

It is advisable to avoid high season (summertime) and Bank Holidays if possible. Is the Alhambra open all year round?

Yes, the Alhambra is open all year round. It only closes on 31 December and 1 January.

Is the Alhambra open on Sunday?

Yes, the Alhambra is open everyday. How long does it take to visit the Alhambra?

Normally, it takes between 3 and 5 hours to see the entire Alhambra complex. Many people spend all day; it depends on how fast you want to see things.

Take into account that you will have to walk about 2 miles (3-4 km) and the itinerary includes many steps.

What is the best time to visit the Nasrid Palaces?

The Nasrid Palaces are the Alhambra's jewel. Remember that during the booking process, you will have to choose a time slot to visit them.

If you do not mind waking up early, book your visit to the Nasrid Palaces first thing in the morning, so you can see the rest of the complex relaxed and without any rush.

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Page Updated: May 14, 2021

 


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Heat stroke from standing at the entrance
My husband and I have heat stroke from standing for 30+minutes at the entrance to the Palaces at the Alhambra yesterday. We had hats and water but there was no shade for most of the Queuing.

At such an important site, a UNESCO site, to erect a temporary shade arcade along the queuing area is something you should consider for visitors health.


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