Shore Excursion Details

Granada and the Magnificent Alhambra

Granada (Malaga), Spain

Granada and the Magnificent Alhambra


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In the shadow of the mighty Sierra Nevada lays Granada, representing a unique blend of Arab and European culture with a wealth of extraordinary monuments. Take in the views, as you travel north over the Malaga mountains and through the picturesque countryside. Visit the Alhambra, palace of the sultans and one of the finest examples of Moorish art in Spain. Six centuries of Moorish rule left an indelible mark on Spanish culture and architecture, especially in the south in Andalusia, where this palatial complex is one of the world’s great architectural wonders. The Alhambra has been damaged and restored over the centuries, but it’s not difficult to picture the place as it was, in all its glory 600 years ago.

From floor to ceiling, every inch seems to be covered with different patterns - geometric, floral or Arabic script. The ceilings drip with stucco stalactites and each room seems more richly decorated than the previous one, walls of wood filigree frame courtyards and fountains. Rose colored walls stand in sharp contrast to the turquoise and black Pool of Myrtles and the garden scented with jasmine and rose. Continue to the small summer palace along an avenue of stately cypress trees and venture into the Generalife Gardens, with trimmed flowerbeds and box hedges, myrtle bushes and above all, fountains. The view from the gardens is splendid. Have some free time to further explore or to have lunch on your own and before return at Málaga photo stop at Mirador de San Cristobal at the Albaycin district always if timing permits it.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 2 miles/3 km of walking on flat and uneven terrain with some steps. The Alhambra is not wheelchair accessible. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.

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Excursion Type:

Historical Landmarks

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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