Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour - Kulturausflug in Granada - Spanien
The Alhambra, palatine citadel, is much more than palaces and gardens. It is the best representation of artistic, cultural and scientific development achieved by the Al-Andalus in its last period.
The monumental complex of the Alhambra and the Generalife, declared World Heritage since 1984, has been a universal tourist attraction for centuries, alluring travellers from all over the globe.
We shall start our tour by visiting the city of the Alhambra, initially established in 13th century by de founder of the Nazarí dynasty Mahamed Ibn Alhamar on the red hill or assabika that dominates Granada. The fortress or Alcazaba was built first followed by the Royal Palace and 'High' Alhambra, residence of the courtesans. Later Charles V ordered the costruction of a palace within the same grounds.
We shall visit: The fortress or Alcazaba, Mexuar Palace, the Serrallo, the patio of los Arrayanes, the Hall of la Barca, the Ambassadors Hall, the Peinador de la Reina, the Patio of the Lions, the Hall of the Abencerrajes, -of tragic legends-, the Royal Baths, Lindraja, the Gardens of the Partal and the Palace of Charles V.
We shall continue to the Generalife, which next to the Alhambra was a place of leisure for the Moorish Kings of Granada. Its beautiful gardens stand out with their abundant and varied flora and stunning water features, described in one poem as 'water that cries'. The Patio of la Acequia and that of the Sultan shall be visited.
The services included in the tour are tickets, transport headphones and official city guide. We pick you up at hour hotel if it is located in the city of Granada, where the access is possible, approximately from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. We bring you back to your hotel from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The visit is guaranteed in Spanish, English & French and the maximum number of people is 30.
FAQ / INFORMATIONENThis tour must be booked 7 days before the start.
The guided tour of the Alhambra and the Generalife precise date and time to ensure the confirmation of the supplier to your request. Usually in 24-48 hours we have the answer. It will be necessary to contact us and provide at least two alternative dates in which you could make the visit. We will notify you as soon as possible once we have confirmed your booking. Later, you will get a bono voucher with your reference number and additional notes that are important for the visit.
We will mail the voucher with the confirmation of the service. It´s essential to show a printed copy of the booking voucher to our tour guide the day of the tour. This bono voucher is valid as your receipt of payment.
INFORMATIONEN ÜBER DEN TOURANBIETER
CICERONE, Cultura y Ocio SL is an enterprise of tourist services constituted by official tourist guides, ready to reveal all the attractiveness of the city:
Cicerone aims to introduce the visitors to the city of Granada in a leisurely way, showing them the urban infrastructure, sights, habits, and its monuments. We endeavour to inform the visitor the historical heritage of Granada, portraying this information in an easy and comprehensive way. And we approach it in an entertaining and pleasant way.
Our responsibility in Cicerone is to select sources and monuments, not to show everything but to choose the best for each occasion. We aim for the enjoyment and satisfaction of the participant without forgetting that this is our clients’ leisure time.
These are the reasons why in Cicerone we design, elaborate and guide our own cultural itineraries.
In Cicerone we are all professional guides, officially qualified by the Junta de Andalucía (Andalusia Regional Board) to exercise as tourist interpreters.
We´ve got a daily walking tour called The history of Granada's transformation 'from the Islam to the Christianity'. We relate the passionate history of the transformation of Granada. We walk through the streets of the historical centre to discover the town planning soon after the Conquest. We enter into the heart of the Albaycín which represents the world of contrasts: tea shops and churches, narrow streets and incredible sights, monuments and secrets.
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