Alhambra tickets sold out. What can you do?

alhambra tickets sold out

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’ll 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.

Alhambra tickets sold out. Now what?

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.

If you get to Granada without tickets you risk not being able to enter the Alhambra, especially its most interesting and beautiful area – the Palacios Nazaríes.

In addition to this, you cannot buy tickets online to visit the Alhambra on the same day. You must purchase them at least one day in advance.

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’s not the only thing that you can do in Granada.

Here are 4 different ways to get your tickets to the Alhambra.

1. Get your tickets online on the day of your visit

Every day, starting at 0:00, a small number of unsold or returned tickets go on sale online, and they are valid for the same day.

In case there are available tickets, you’ll be able to book your tickets even 2 hours before visiting the Nasrid Palaces.

2. Purchase the Granada Card

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’ll 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 doesn’t guarantee you the access to the Alhambra.

Purchase your Granada Card »

3. Book a guided tour

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.

Book now your Alhambra guided tour »

4. Get the Dobla de Oro ticket

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” message in the official web, you may find some tickets available through the Dobla de Oro combo ticket. You’ll know so at the time of the purchase since you’ll be asked to book the entry time slot for the Palacios Nazaríes.

Get your Dobla de Oro ticket »

Do you need more information on Granada?

This article is part of a complete guide about Granada where you can read all the information you need to plan your trip to this amazing destination in Spain.

Here is a complete summary of all the guide:

1. When to visit Granada
2. How many days to spend in Granada
3. How to get to Granada
4. How to move around Granada
5. Granada hotels: where to stay in Granada
6. What to eat in Granada
7. What to do in Granada
8. Tips to visit the Alhambra in Granada
9. How to buy tickets to the Alhambra in Granada
10. Alhambra tickets sold out. What can you do?
11. Is the Alhambra night visit worth it?

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