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Half-Day Private City Tour of Marbella and Puerto Banús
"You will be picked up from your hotel or place of your choice and taken on this private excursion of Marbella and Puerto Banús. You will then be able to enjoy and admire the great architecture and sights of Marbella and Puerto Banus as well as most important and well-known monuments. The itinerary will be organized to suit your needs.Some of the monuments sights and activities:Old Town (Barrio Alto and Barrio Nuevo) Plaza de los Naranjos Chapel of St. John of God - Marbella Royal Hospital of Mercy Historic extension (botanic garden) Marbella’s Golde much more... Your private official tour guide and private luxury vehicle with chauffeur are at your disposal during the tour to help you enjoy the areas to the fullest and to get the most out of your experience in Marbella and Puerto Banús. your guide and vehicle will take you back to your hotel or your place of choice."""Enjoy this completely personalized private 4-hour tour of Marbella and Puerto Banús and explore the most iconic monuments and sights. Get to know these areas with your own private official tour guide and private vehicle with chauffeur. The visited sites o
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Granada Segway Tour to Albaicin and Sacromonte
"After gathering at a meeting point you can head-out on your Segway to explore the Granada districts of Albaicín and Sacromonte two of the most colorful enchanting and historical neighborhoods in the city. Ride around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Albaicín on your Segway and visit all of its hidden places including the Palace of Dar al-Horra Paseo de los Tristes San Nicholas Viewpoint and Cuesta del Chapiz.Afterward
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Granada Flamenco Show in Albaicin with Optional Dinner
"Make your own way to Sacromonte a charming neighborhood that was originally built and lived in by Spanish gypsies. Famous for its inhabited caves that are carved out of the soft slopes of Cerro de San Miguel Sacromonte is at the heart of Granada’s flamenco heritage with the caves having served as popular places for the community to dance and socialize since the 19th century.On arrival head for El Templo del Flamenco a popular cave venue that is dedicated to zambra a kind of gypsy flamenco that originated in Granada. Loosely translated as ‘party’ in Arabic
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THE ALHAMBRA Tips (88)

The Alhambra for Free!!!!!

Favorite thing If you miss out on a ticket or can't afford the ticket all is not lost because you can get in for FREE!!! How you may ask? Well this is how... and it's all above board and legal.....

There are 2 gateways in between Cuesta de Gomerez and the Alhambra ticket office (in the park). One of the gateways is a stunning Arabic arch. Anyway, if you walk through one of these gates you are in!!! Then why do so many pay you may ask?!? Well it's because you can't get into everything if you don't pay. You can only really walk round the complex you can't enter the palaces for example! But for some to see the old Arabic architecture from the outside is enough. You can also go in the shops or enjoy a beer looking out over the albaicin!

I hope you find this tip useful!

blint
Nov 18, 2004

NASRID PALACES -- COURT OF LIONS

Favorite thing The most photographed part of the palace is at it's very heart and formed the most private section of the building. This is the COURT OF LIONS (Patio de los Leones), which housed the Harem. Adjacent to this is the Hall of the Two Sisters which was occupied by the Sultan's favourite of the moment. There is also the Hall of the King and the Hall of the Abencerrajes.

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May 15, 2005

THE ENCHANTING ALHAMBRA

Favorite thing We went with Carmen and Stace, our good friends from Marbella, to Granada and The Alhambra. I was in total awe of this place. The Alhambra is a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th century. This mighty complex of buildings, including the summer palace called Generalife, with its fountains and gardens, stands at the foot of Spain's highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada and overlooks the city of Grenada.

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Nov 15, 2005

NASRID PALACES -- ORNATE COLUMNS

Favorite thing Surrounding the rectangular Court of the Lions are 124 ornate marble columns. This was a fabulous sight to see. You can just imagine the Sultans and their ladies with their flowing gowns going about their daily routines and perhaps sitting by the fountain, supported by 12 figures of Lions.

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May 15, 2005
 
 
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NASRID PALACES

Favorite thing The NASRID PALACES consists of the following:
Mexuar: Hall, Oratory, Gilded Room and Patio
Comares Palace: Court of the Myrtles, Hall of the Boat, Hall of the Ambassadors
Palace of the Lions: Hall of the Mocarabes, Patio, Hall of the Abencerrajes, Hall of the Kings, Hall of the Two Sisters
The Emperor's Chambers: Belvedere, Court of the Wrought Iron Grille, Garden of Lindaraja
The Partal: Palace Porche, Rauda, Palace of Yusef III, Walkway of Towers
Entrance to the Nasrid Palaces is included with your ticket.

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May 15, 2005

Tickets

Favorite thing Because it's such a huge tourist attraction, to maintain some semblance of order only 8000 tickets are sold each day. These can get sold out in the peak season, sometimes within hours of opening.

Alahambra attractions are:
Charles V palace (free)
Generalife gardens, Alcazaba and Palacio Nazaries ( 8 Euros)

When you purchase your ticket, it will be stamped with a 30 min window - this is the only time when you can enter the Palacio Nazaries, the biggest attraction at the Alahambra. Only a limited number of tourists are allowed to enter the palace grounds in a given time window. Once you enter, take your time and stroll through the palace at a liesurely pace. You can stay as long as you want.

I would strongly advise to pre-book your ticket using a BBV bank once you are in spain, or even use the http://w3.grupobbva.com/ALHAMBRA/alhambra/home.html website. You can specify your 30 min window when you pre-book the tickets.

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jackfruit
Mar 07, 2004

PATIO DE LOS ARRAYANES

Favorite thing Also one of the most picturesque and most photographed areas of the Alhambra is the PATIO DE LOS ARRAYANES or Arrayanes' Courtyard.Its reflecting pool and rectangular courtyard lead you to the entrance to the Comares' Tower or Torre de Comares.
The Comares Palace consists of: Court of the Myrtles, Hall of the Boat and Hall of the Ambassadors

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LoriPori
May 16, 2005

GENERALIFE GARDENS

Favorite thing We will start off our tour with the GENERALIFE GARDENS. This area includes the Palace of the Generalife, used as a summer retreat. Along with its ornate fountains and gardens, you will find neatly pruned myrtle hedges, flowering orange trees (as shown in this picture), a walled garden of cyprus trees and an abundance of colourful flowers and shrubs.
Entrance is included with your ticket.

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May 14, 2005

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"My Granada"
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"Much More Than The Alhambra"
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ALCAZABA / ALCAZAR

Favorite thing This is the military zone of the complex and is one of the areas open to visitors with an entrance ticket. The following areas may be visited: the Terrace of the Bucket Tower, the ramparts of the North Wall, the Arms Square ( Plaza de Armes ), the Terrace of the Arms Gate, the Watch Tower and the Gardens of the Ramparts ( Jardin de Los Adarves ).
Dating to the 9th century, the ALCAZABA / ALCAZAR is a fortified stronghold that guarded the Palaces.
From the Tower "Torre de la Vela' great views of the city and Albaicin can be seen.

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May 15, 2005

PATIO DE LOS LEONES

Favorite thing The center-piece of the PATIO DE LOS LEONES or Lion's Court, is a small fountain supported by twelve figures of Lions. This picturesque area is one of the more photographed and popular sections of the Palace. I know I couldn't get enough of it.

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May 16, 2005

However if you do want to pay....

Favorite thing If you want to see ever part of the Alhambra then it will cost you 10 euros. For over 65's It is 7 euros and if you just want to see the gardens 5 euros. For children up to 8 years old it's free (good new for parents).

Remember you can get morning or afternoon tickets so make sure you turn up at the correct time!!!!

blint
Nov 14, 2004

Monumental Bono!

Favorite thing If you want to visit all the historic sites in Granada, but don't have too much money to spend, then why not get a tourist Pass for the most important Monuments and Museums in the city. For more information phone 902 100 095 or inquire at the Alhambra ticket office.

- Price: 22,50 euros (sale directly) y 24,50 euros (advance ticket sales).

Bus trips are also included in the price!

blint
Nov 18, 2004

Things to Do Near Granada

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Mirador de San Nicolas

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Albaicin

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Iglesia de Santa Ana

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Casa de los Tiros

This beautiful historic house was created in the mid sixteenth century by Gil Vazques Rengifo, after the conquest of Granada he bought a number of connected houses and remodelled them into one...
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Alhambra

It really, really is worthwhile buying these tickets online in advance. At least you will be absolutely certain you can visit on the day you choose, and can get a slot for the Nasrid Palaces (visiting...
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Plaza de Toros

Granada’s bullring or Plaza de Toros was built in 1928-29 in the Mudejar style. There are three levels which were designed to originally hold 14,500 spectators. The building itself covers more than...
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