The Alhambra in Granada is one of the most visited monuments in the world and the best surviving example of medieval Islamic architecture. Founded as a fortress in the ninth century, it was enlarged by the Nasrids (1232 –1492) until it became a veritable city in itself, containing palaces, mosques, baths, tombs, gardens, and quarters for artisans. The Alhambra became a Christian court in 1492 after the conquest of the city of Granada, and further palaces and Christian chapels were added to the complex in the centuries since. Thus, the Alhambra not only comprises buildings conceived or modiﬁed during the Islamic period but also later additions and interventions, which responded to functional adaptations, stylistic restorations, and conservation needs. These interventions began with the conquest and have continued to the present day.
From October 15 to March 31
Visiting days: from Monday to Sunday. 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ticket office: from 08:00 to 18:00 h.
From April 1 to October 14
Visiting days: from Monday to Sunday. 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ticket office: from 08:00 to 20:00 h.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Access to the Nasrid Palaces must be made at the time indicated on the ticket.