How to Buy Tickets for the Alhambra, Granada
Make sure you make a trip to Granada and see the old parts. If you are going to see the Alhambra, make sure you leave early in the morning, then leave your car all day in the car park of Alhambra and then after seeing the Gardens, walk down to the old parts ( Santa Ana – take some 10 minutes or so). There are tourist buses on the way up and they come every 10 minutes and the costs one euro each way.
For lunch just walk into one of many tapas bars and have a few tapas. Do remember in Andalucía, if you have a drink the tapas comes free with it, so do not over order. Normally Tapas bars close at 4 or 5 pm.
During July / August , you will be better off to book in advance your tickets to Alhambra. You can do it online as well.
November to March (entrance is restricted to 6,300 people per day).
Mondays to Sundays: Open from 8.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Night-time visits are on Fridays and Saturdays 8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
(This visit only includes the Nasrid Palaces).
Closed: 25th December and 1st January
April to October (entrance is restricted to 7,700 people per day).
Mondays to Sundays: Open from 8:30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Night-time visits are Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10.00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.(This visit only includes the Nasrid Palaces).
The time of your access to the Nasrid Palaces is printed on the admission tickets. You will have no access to the palaces at another time and the tickets will not be refunded.
How to buy tickets
General daytime visit, (including the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces, and the Generalife:
€ 14.30 (standard ticket), €10.30 for EU senior citizens (65+) and students, €9.30 for disabled visitors and children aged 12-15 and free entry for children under 12.
Night visit to the Palaces: €9.30 (general ticket), free entry for children under 12.
1- Direct sale at the gates:
These tickets are only valid for the day of purchase of the ticket.
Tickets can be acquired in the ticket offices or in the automatic machines located in the Access Pavilion in the Alhambra.
Tickets can be sold out in advance so availability is not guaranteed.
In high season, weekend, etc, arriving earlier to the tickets office is recommended due to possible long queues.
It is not allowed any changes in the day or in the time of the visit or its cancellation
Payment method :
Only cash at the ticket office
Only credit cart at the automatic machines (In this case a management commission will be added to the ticket price)
2- How to buy tickets in advance :
Prices are for booking in advance from the ticket master: http://www.ticketmaster.es/nav/landings/en/mucho_mas/entradas_alhambra/
By phone in advance
Call 902 888 001 if you are in Spain or +34 934 923 750 from abroad. Again, pick up your tickets from the Alhambra Ticket Office (where it says Retirada de Reservas). Bring the same credit card that you used to make the booking.