Alhambra: “The Alhambra and Caroline Granada”

  • Alhambra: “The Alhambra and Caroline Granada”

Description of the visit ”The Alhambra and Caroline Granada”

This route the Alhambra and Charles’ Granada: The Emperor´s dream, starts from the palatial city of the Alhambra of Granada, with a tour which shows all links between the Moorish monumental complex and the city, with the grandson of the Catholic Monarchs, the Emperor Charles V. A guide expert in heritage will lead visitors through architectural changes affecting the city of Granada, Castilla crown symbol, and will show how the history of this city changed after being chosen by Emperor Charles I of Spain and V of Germany, and his wife, Isabella, princess of Portugal, to spend a few months after their wedding.

The monarchs moved their court to Granada and began the construction of the Palace that will be named after the emperor, next to the Nasrid Palace. Although this project was unfinished, it will always be remembered as a sign of the rise of this city, wanted and searched by the emperor, and how quickly it declined after his abdication.

During the sixteenth century, Granada experienced a gradual remodelling, leaving apart its old Muslim city structure and becoming a modern Christian city. Spaces for the enjoyment of the people, as Bibrambla, Campo del Príncipe (Prince Fileds) or Plaza Nueva were expanded to carry out festivals and ceremonial events and the city also grew outside the walls. The old Moorish Granada was hispanicized during the early years of the conquest, as prescribed by the Catholic Monarchs. But it was his grandson who wanted to establish his government here and urged its renewal and the expansion of its structures, according to Renaissance ideals imported from Italy.

The royal city of the Alhambra of Granada remained as an emblem of power, becoming host city of the court, where the emperor lived, with many of the personalities of his government.

 Route of the visit ”The Alhambra and Caroline Granada”

1. Palace of Charles V 6. Puerta de las Granadas (Gate of the Pomegranates)
2. Palace of Comares 7. Facade of the Royal Chapel and the Lonja
3. Peinador de la Reina (Queen´s Dressing Room) 8. Apse and portal of Granada´s Cathedral
4. Charles V´s chambers 9. Courtyard and facade of the Curia eclesiástica or Old University
5. Pilar de Carlos V (Charles V´s Basin) 10. Monasterio de San Jerónimo (Monastery of St Jerome)

Details of the visit ”The Alhambra and Caroline Granada”

  • 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: Mondays and Sundays 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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