Arguably the most impressive landmark in Spain, and perhaps one of the most spectacular in all the world, The Alhambra Palace sits in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains and epitomizes Moorish architectural splendor. Inside the fortress, many have marveled at the palace’s intricate elements, such as its ornate ceilings, impressive stucco work, beautiful mosaics and cupolas. On the palace grounds, even more exquisite offerings await visitors, including marble structures, tranquil pools and fountains, and pavilions that offer stunning views of the mountains that surround the fortress.
Because of the Alhambra’s sheer size and magnificence, Alhambra Palace Tours are the best way to experience everything that the landmark has to offer. A guided Alhambra tour takes guests through the palace with an expert guide who provides in-depth historical information about the palace and lets you see the main parts of the Alhambra, including the Royal Palace, the Gardens of Generalife and the Alcazaba.
First built as a military area before it began to house royalty in the mid-thirteenth century, the Alhambra has a history that is extremely rich and important to Spanish and Islamic culture. Throughout the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, the Alhambra’s fortress became a citadel with high towers that served as a defense against intruders and invaders, and served as a royal residence in the centuries that followed.
Although the Alhambra has become one of Spain’s must-see attractions, its beauty is no less inspiring than it was many centuries ago. Visitors on Alhambra Palace tours can get a feel for what life was like for royalty in the days of medieval and Renaissance Spain, and can ascend the steps of the Alcazaba, the palace’s original fortress, to behold amazing panoramas of the city of Granada, taking in the glorious scenery and reflecting upon hundreds of years of Spanish and Moorish culture. Book your Alhambra Palace Tour today for a peak into history and beauty that you’ll never forget.