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The screen displays “Alhambra Tickets sold out”. Oh no! You may be wondering now how you can find last minute tickets to visit the most impressive monument in Spain.
I will never insist enough. It’s essential that you buy in advance your tickets to the Alhambra. And you should do it before you get there, even if it’s with weeks or months in advance.
If you have any doubt, please check the post on how to buy tickets to the Alhambra in Granada.
As I explained in the aforementioned post, you should be aware that the Alhambra in Granada is a monument that receives millions of visitors per year. The number of people who can visit The Palacios Nazaríes every day is limited to 300. That’s why it is so important that you purchase your tickets to visit the Alhambra in advance.
Getting to Grananda without tickets you risk not being able to enter the Alhambra, especially its most interesting and beautiful are, – the Palacios Nazaríes.
Even so, I still receive inquiries from readers who, like you, didn’t realize the importance of buying their tickets in advance and that, most of the time, arrive in Granada only to find out that online Alhambra tickets are sold out.
In fact, there is no magic solution… However, there are several options that you can try in a last attempt not to miss the visit to one of the most incredible monuments in Spain. Despite it is not the only thing that you can do in Granada.
Here are four different ways to get your tickets to the Alhambra.
The Dobla de Oro is combo ticket designed to offer you the chance to visit new sights and encourage you to linger longer in the city.
The ticket does include the full Alhambra General ticket experience and the admission to other buildings of historical interest located in the neighborhood of Albaicín.
Even you see an “Alhambra tickets sold out” messahe in the official web, you may find some tickets available through the Dobla de Oro combo ticket. You will know so at the time of the purchase since you will be asked to book the entry time slot for the Palacios Nazaríes.
Every day, starting at 8:00, a small number of tickets goes on sale, valid for the same day. Throughout the year, there are often long lines to get those tickets. When the date coincides with any holiday in Spain, the only way to secure a ticket is to join the queue before 6:00 (yes, 6 in the morning)!
To get early in the line, take a taxi to the main ticket office of the Alhambra. If you are traveling in a large party, it may be difficult to find several tickets for the same time of the day. The most difficult ticket to obtain is the one giving you access to the Palacios Nazaríes.
The Granada Card is the tourist pass of Granada. It includes, among other attractions, the visit to the Alhambra. Even when tickets for sale on the Alhambra official website are sold out, there may still be a few tickets reserved for the Granada Card buyers available.
Nevertheless, your visit is subject to the availability of tickets reserved for the Granada Card. You will know this while buying the card, since the booking system will ask you to select the time of your visit to the Alhambra.
Be aware that the purchase of the Granada Card does not guarantee you the access to the Alhambra.
There are several Granada tourist agencies offering tours and packages that include a visit to the Alhambra.
These are guided visits, and will cost you more than the single Alhambra General ticket. But since the tourist companies have access to book a certain number of tickets, it might be your last chance to get to visit the Alhambra.
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