Buying Alhambra tickets in advance
You can buy up to 10 tickets in advance but not for the same day. When buying your tickets, you will need to decide whether you want to visit the Alhambra in the morning or the afternoon, and what time you want to visit the Nazrid Palaces. It is no longer to buy tickets by phone from abroad.
HOW TO BUY ALHAMBRA TICKETS:
You can purchase Alhambra tickets:
- by phone: 902 888 001 (from Spain)
- the ALHAMBRA TICKET OFFICE
- the white cashpoint at the ALHAMBRA SHOP on Calle Reyes Católicos in Granada
- CARREFOUR (large supermarket)
- HALCON VIAJES (travel agency)
- TICKET OFFICE on Calle Acera del Casino (in front of Teatro Isabel la Católica)
All major credit and debit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard, Maestro and Visa Electrón) except American Express.
TIME OF VISIT:
Click here for advice about what time to book tickets.
It takes at least one hour to get from the main ticket office at the Alhambra to the Nazrid Palaces. It is therefore a good idea to reserve tickets for the palaces from 10:00 onwards. If you buy tickets for the palaces at 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning, you will have to go directly to the palaces. In this case, rather than going to the main ticket office entrance, you should go through the Puerta de la Justicia entrance (see Alhambra map).
BUYING TICKETS BY PHONE:
To buy tickets with a credit/debit card, phone:
902 888 001 from Spain.
The operators speak Spanish, English and French.
You can choose between the morning session (08:30 - 14:00) or afternoon session (after 14:00) and also a time to visit the Nazrid Palaces.
BUYING ALHAMBRA TICKETS ON INTERNET:
You can also book tickets for the Alhambra on the web page: ticketmaster
Note: You will receive confirmation of your purchase by email. Don't book the tickets unless you are giving it your full concentration: we have heard reports of mistakes but they appear to have been caused by user rather than system error.
It is also important to remember that even though children do not pay, they will need to obtain a ticket. If you purchase your tickets online, first choose the number of tickets for your group (adults and children) and then apply the corresponding discount in the next step.
You will need to provide proof of being a pensioner, young person or child.
GET THE TICKETS INCLUDED WITH A GUIDED TOUR:
If you feel overwhelmed by the whole complicated process of buying tickets you can simply book a guided tour of the Alhambra. The only thing to think about is to arrive at the correct time for the start of the tour. Click here to book a guided tour.
This famous quotation by Francisco de Icaza can be found in the Alcazaba and loosely translated means: "Give him alms, woman, for there is nothing sadder in life than being blind in Granada".