Visiting The Alhambra In Granada: A Photo Essay

Flowers in Alhambra

Back in 2008 I studied in Spain and had a great time! Spain has been one of my favorite countries in the world ever since. I love the language, the music, the food and the friendly people! Enough reason for me to return to Spain in 2011, when I visited the Alhambra in Granada.

The Alhambra is amazing! The gardens are lush and green, the waterway network is so complex and inventive, the mosaics are stunning and the buildings are beautiful. Which I can tell you, but it’s better to show you:-)

Alhambra Spain

I completely understand why the Moorish rulers choose this location to build the Alhambra!

Purple flowers Alhambra

So many pretty and colorful flowers!

And some pretty impressive buildings as well!

And some pretty impressive buildings as well!

The Moorish building style of the Alhambra was one of my favorite things about the beautiful complex.

The Moorish building style of the Alhambra was one of my favorite things about the beautiful complex.

I know, my picture totally doesn't do this mosaic justice. Just imagine this a 100 times brighter and prettier...

I know, my picture totally doesn’t do this mosaic justice. Just imagine this a 100 times brighter and prettier…

I loved gazing into the beautiful ponds of water...

I loved gazing into the beautiful ponds of water…

This wouldn't be a bad place to live...

This wouldn’t be a bad place to live…

Nope, not a bad place to live at all. Princes Lotte... yeah, I like it;-)

Nope, not a bad place to live at all. Princes Lotte… yeah, I like it;-)

But the views: I would mostly enjoy the views if I would live here!

But the views, that’s what I would most if I would live here!

How to visit the Alhambra: practical information

Lucky me back in those days, being a student I paid probably about €7 for a General Admission ticket. Nowadays, the student price  is €9 and the full adult price is €14. You can find all price information here.

A map of the Alhambra can also be downloaded from the Alhambra website  or download it here.

Depending on when you are visiting, the temperature can be quite high, so take a bottle of water and sun screen with you!

Spending more time in Andalusia? Read about the best things to do in Seville!

The Alhambra in southern Spain: an impressive complex with green gardens and beautiful Moorish buildings. The Alhambra in southern Spain: an impressive complex with green gardens and beautiful Moorish buildings.
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8 Comments

  1. November 26, 2015 / 7:20 am

    You are correct. I loved the Alhambra… I love Spain, especially Andalusia and hope to have a small house there one day. Looks like you had a wonderful day, full of sunshine. Did you get mobbed by the gypsies on the way out too?? lol

    • Lotte
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      November 26, 2015 / 8:29 am

      Yes, Andalusia is my favorite part of Spain as well, even though I studied in Barcelona;) Having a little house there sounds like perfect… Lol, no gypsies no, but good to know!

  2. November 29, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Ah, I loved the Alhambra – so pretty!

    • Lotte
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      November 29, 2015 / 5:49 pm

      Yes, I found it such a beautiful place!

  3. January 11, 2016 / 7:44 am

    An utterly amazing place and huge thanks for the post! It is sad that I’ve visited Spain three times but never had the chance to go to see Alhambra. Gonna do it next time for sure!

    • Lotte
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      January 11, 2016 / 9:03 am

      It is an amazing place! I hope you get to visit next time you are going to Spain:-)

  4. January 2, 2017 / 9:05 am

    Such beautiful architecture. The underside of the dome is stunning! How impressive it must be in person. It would be lovely to visit.

    • Lotte
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      January 2, 2017 / 11:14 am

      It’s a very impressive place to visit indeed, one of the most beautiful buildings I have seen in my life! I hope you get to visit the Alhambra one day:-)

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