Alhambra: “The Alhambra and the Christian City”

  • Alhambra:  “The Alhambra and the Christian City”

Description of the visit ”The Alhambra and the Christian City”

Granada joined the crown of Castile in the late 14th century, and this fact marked the evolution of its History, leading it to an inevitable transformation, from the Islamic order that ruled the city, into a new form of political organization, the modern state established by Catholic Monarchs.

The early years of the 14th century are key in transforming the city, which undergoes a series of urban experiences producing deep changes in its physiognomy: the Islamic features of houses and institutions, such as mullioned windows, narrow streets or mosques are eliminated. Streets are widened, the city Council is established, such as the General Captaincy, the Royal Chancillería, and numerous churches are built, scattered throughout the territory of the city, there where there was a mosque in the past.

The architectural, urban and even civil order were modified after the intervention of the Catholic Monarchs.

The new life of this Christian medieval city also came to the palatial city of the Alhambra in Granada, where many reforms were made in the original structure, to adapt their rooms to the needs of a Christian Court.

 Route of the visit ”The Alhambra and the Christian City”

1. San Francisco Monastery 7. The Court of the Myrtles
2. Church of Santa María de la Alhambra 8. The Court of the Lions
3. The Partal and Palace of Yusuf III 9. Plaza Nueva and the facade of the Palacio de la Real Chancillería (Palace of the Royal Chancellery)
4. Torre de los Picos (Tower of the Pointed Embattlements) 10. Church of San Gil y Santa Ana
5. Puerta del Arrabal (Gate of the Arrabal) 11. House of Castril
6. Mexuar 12. Minaret – Bell tower of church of San Juan de los Reyes

 Details of the visit ”The Alhambra and the Christian City”

  • Included: Ticket for all the spaces of the route, some of them are closed to public and will be opened specially for this visit, and the company and guidance of our oficial guide.
  • Not included: transport and lunch.
  • Language: Spanish & English.
  • Meeting point: Granavision Welcome Visitor Centre From 8:45 to 9:15.
  • Duration: 4 hours, aprox. (from 9.30 to 14.00).
  • Date: Tuesdays at 9:30.
  • Limited. Groups up to 30 people.

NOTE: This type of visit focueses on specific aspects of the Alhambra. Therefore, the ticket does not give acess to the full area of the Nasrid Palaces, the Fortress or the Generalife Gardens, but, on the other hand, it includes some areas that usually are closed to the public visit inside the monumental complex and other selected places in Granada. 


Your booking will be confirmed automatically upon finalizing the purchase process through our encrypted payment system. You can easily pay with your credit card (VISA and MasterCard) or by bank transfer
You will receive an email with the confirmation of your payment and the voucher of the visit.
You must print this voucher and handle it to your guide before the beginning of your visit, and you will receive your ticket for the monument. This voucher is the proof of your purchase and no other proof will be accepted to make the guided tour.
If you want to modify or cancel your reservation, please, contact us through our Custom Service form.

Additional Information

Due to the duration and the lenght of the tour, we recommend the usage of comfortable shoes and the intake of enough water during the visit.
Sometimes, for indications of the Patronate of the Alhambra, the order of the visit could be modified, as well as some places cannot be visited, so in case this happens the agency will change the itinerary to another ordered by the Patronate, without reducing the duration of the tour.

We recommend you to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start of the tour.If you want to modify or cancel your reservation, please, contact us through our Custom Service form or phone us at  (+34) 682 086 011 or at (+34) 958 535 872.


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