Universal Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Recogidas 16, Granada, Granada Province, 18005, Spain
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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
16%
4
Very Good
56%
14
Average
20%
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Poor
8%
2
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 33% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families70
  • Couples71
  • Solo100
  • Business80

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The AlhambraThe Alhambra

I dressed up as an Arabic woman.I dressed up as an Arabic woman.

Alhambra from Mirador de San NicolasAlhambra from Mirador de San Nicolas

Short stretch on minor road before CordobaShort stretch on minor road before Cordoba

Forum Posts

Where and how to exit Al-Hambra?

by rjsol

There is so much about how and when to enter, but nothing about leaving?
First, are there more than one exit, and where are this/these?
Close to entrance, or what?
I suppose there are signs showing the way to the different parts, like "this direction to Generalife Gardens", or "exit this way".
But when inside one of the attractions, like Nasrid, is there any way to leave it without following the crowd on the destined path?
Carlos V Palace has no admission fee, then this has a separate entrance away from ticket office?

Re: Where and how to exit Al-Hambra?

by KakapoTheParrot

I think the only exit is the same way as you go in. Once you go in you get a leaflet as I recall, with a map, so finding your way about isn't a problem. Certain areas, such as the Nasrid Palace, are single entry only, i.e. you can only go in once. Only the Nasrid have any time constraint - and don't be late!

As for not following the crowds, I'm afraid you'll just have to join the throng. In truth there's plenty of space outside of the main attractions to get away from the crowds. Even the quieter corners of the grounds and gardens are often very beautiful.

Re: Where and how to exit Al-Hambra?

by puerto_lover

There are more than one exits but you should time your entire visit to the Nasrid palace entry which is within your 30 minutes slot. Then plan either side for seeing other TICKETED entries. For example if you have bought a Morning session ticket with a 9am Nasrid time then unless you are an early bird you would just make your way to the Nasrid entry point for 9am and then once completing your visit to palace complex buildings you then have the choice of going to the old fortress Alcazaba or directly up the hill to the Generalife gardens etc. Both these areas are Ticketed entry areas and with a morning ticket your won't get in after 2pm.
The old gate called Justice gate is one way to enter the complex and to leae the entire complex. Best to look at a map of the Alhambra because the Justice gate is easily reached from Granada down town from Plaza Nueva and if you have already secured your ticket in your hand - maybe from printing it off at the Alhambra Tienda shop near Plaza Nueva -then you can walk up to the Justice gate for access to the site.

It is quite confusing but a careful look at the official web site of the Alhambra may give you some more answers?

http://www.alhambra-patronato.es/

Travel Tips for Granada

Tranquil despite the crowds!

by raquelitalarga

When you arrive at the Mirador you may have to wait a little while for a space on the wall to free up. People are understandbly reluctant to leave such an inspiring view of the Alhambra, the Sierra Nevada and the plains beyond. At the height of the tourist season there are lots of people selling trinkets and playing guitar music which adds to the atmosphere (bongos less so I find!!)
Two tips about this spot 1. For the older or less fit tourist...there are little mini buses leaving from Plaza Nueva that will run you up there .Then you can enjoy the winding stroll back down the hill, especially useful if you are visiting in July or August.
2. A mosque was built in 2002 (?) to the right of the Mirador. This spot offers more or less the same view but less people and a pretty garden to relax in.

Generalife & The Gardens Of Generalife

by Krystynn

The gardens of the Generalife (dating to as far back as the 1200s) actually separates the country house from the Palace and Alcazaba. Here's a glimpse of the beautiful Generalife Gardens located within the compounds of the Alhambra.

Anti-Bush

by Dabs

Seems everywhere I've gone in the past several years I've found graffiti aimed at the current President of the United States but I don't view it as Anti-American sentiment as much as Anti-Bush sentiment. I think people in other countries can separate the people from the US from the politics and leaders of the US.

I didn't personally encounter any anti-American sentiments while in Spain so felllow Americans, no need to sew those maple leaves on your back pack just yet ;-)

Las Alpujarras: The hidden villages way

by andal13

Las Alpujarras is a beautiful place at Province of Granada, situated at Sierra Nevada, a mountainous area. There are some white villages along a wandering path, like Lanjarón, Orgiva, Pampaneira or Trevélez. Each town has its charms: people, architecture, arts and crafts, typical food...
If you like strong emotions, rent a car and drive into this way!
The picture shows the main street of Pampaneira, my favourite town of those I visited, with its typical architecture, steep alleys and handcrafts shops.

If you want more information, you can check my Las Alpujarras travel page.

Las Alpujarras es una hermosa región de la Provincia de Granada, situada en la Sierra Nevada, una zona montañosa. Hay numerosos pueblitos blancos a lo largo de una ruta sinuosa, como Lanjarón, Orgiva, Pampaneira o Trevélez. Cada pueblo tiene sus encantos: su gente, su arquitectura, sus artesanías, su comida típica... Si te gustan las emociones fuertes, alquila un auto y recorre esta ruta!
La foto muestra la calle principal de Pampaneira, el pueblito que má me gustó de los que visité, con su arquitectura típica, sus artesanías y sus callecitas empinadas.

Si quieres más información, la puedes encontrar en mi página de Las Alpujarras.

Below the Alhambra, at the...

by Humberto_san

Below the Alhambra, at the Paseo de los Tristes, there are many bars offering 'Tapas'. Specially during the warm season, when all the summer terraces are open, this is the right place to begin a long granadinian night - or to put yourself in the right mood to visit one of those concerts in the magic gardens of Generalife.
ALBAICIN:
In this so typical part of the town you'll find again numerous popular locals, which offer 'Tapas' for the hungry - specially liked are snails and fried fish - and beer, wine and refreshments for the thirsty.

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Address: Recogidas 16, Granada, Granada Province, 18005, Spain