Alhambra, Granada, Spain
The perfect 1 day itinerary

The Alhambra is a stunning palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Spain. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Spain's most visited attractions. The Alhambra's Islamic palaces, as built by the Moorish monarchs, its Renaissance additions, and the beautifully landscaped Generalife gardens, with their exotic plants and flowing water features, make it a captivating visit. The complex offers a fascinating glimpse into Spain's Moorish past and its seamless integration with Renaissance influences.

What to do in Alhambra?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Alhambra. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: A Full Day Exploring the Alhambra


Start your visit at the Nasrid Palaces, the heart of the Alhambra, to marvel at the intricate Islamic architecture and art. It's essential to book your tickets in advance due to the high demand. Next, explore the Alcazaba, the oldest part of the Alhambra complex, offering stunning views of Granada.


After a lunch break, visit the Palace of Charles V, a remarkable example of Renaissance architecture within the Islamic fortress. Continue to the Generalife, the summer palace and gardens, where you can enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the landscaped gardens.


As the day cools down, take a stroll back through the Alhambra complex, capturing the changing light on the ancient walls. End your day with a visit to the Parador de Granada, a hotel within the Alhambra grounds, for dinner with a view of the illuminated palaces.

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