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Alhambra, Granada: 218 reviews and 443 photos

  The Alhambra Palace, Granada
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If you don't have time to visit the Alhambra, you can still get quite good views of the Exterior walls from Albaicin or Sacromonte.

From the ticket office area, there is a path -Cuesta de los Chinos (Quite rough in parts - sturdy footwear advisable) that leads downhill - through stone Archways, (In the wall through the first large archway is a quotation by Federico Lorca) and past a stream with waterfalls, lined with shrubs, flowers and trees (including Fig Trees).

On the way down you might meet some of the tough local women, armed with shopping bags, heading effortlessly up the pathway, on the way back up, they'll no doubt overtake you! Meanwhile You'll also spot some of the local men, reading their newspapers, whilst enjoying a smoke, or putting the world to rights as they stroll along.

Over a narrow stone bridge and you arrive at Paseo de los Tristes ,which has seating, where you can admire the views of the Alhambra, before returning up the path, or heading further on.


Bus Stop nearby to return to Granada, or head up to Sacromonte. (Local buses and the Granada Tour mini buses stop here)

Address: Calle Real s/n
Directions: Tel. bookings: BBV bank : 902 224 460 from Spain or through web site
Phone: 902 441 221
Website: http://www.alhambra-patronato.es

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  • Updated May 20, 2007
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