Friday, 28 July 2017

View from the Alhambra worth the fee?

Alhambra (Granada, Spain). Photo by Simon Raven ©
It costs approximately twenty euros to visit the mighty Alhambra in Granada, Spain, and it's a price worth paying! With spectacular views over the ancient city below, and a huge fortress and palace complex to explore, you will not be disappointed. We recommend booking tickets online well in advance in order to secure entry to this popular, must-see sight.

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Built on Roman remains, the Alhambra started its life as a fortress in 889 AD. In the middle of the 13th century Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar the Moorish Emirate of Granada, constructed a palace within its walls. It later became the residence of the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492.

Download the ebook version of Lonely Planet's Spain - Granada & South Coast Andalucia chapter

Spain - Granada & South Coast Andalucia

Incorporating the provinces of Málaga, Granada, Jaén and Almería, this region leaves no one uncatered for. Golf fanatics: pack your clubs. Nightclub-loving beach bums: commandeer the sun lounger. Solitude-seeking outdoor types: pack a bag and find a natural park.

- follow the masses and make a pilgrimage to the Alhambra in Granada, then join 300 others in the Plaza Bib-Rambla for churros dipped in hot chocolate

- go long-distance hiking along Cabo de Gata, Andalucía’s most beautiful stretch of coast

- sift through the fine array of art galleries and museums in the vibrant southern city of Má-laga

Coverage includes: Granada, Granada Province, Sierra Nevada, Las Al-pujarras, Costa Tropical, Málaga Province, Málaga and around, Costa del Sol, Ardales & El Chorro, Antequera, Southern Cádiz Province, Tarifa, Gibraltar, Jaén Province, Jaén, Baeza, Úbeda, Cazorla, Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas, Almería Province, Alme-ría, Desierto de Tabernas, Cabo de Gata-Níjar and Mojácar.

You can pick and choose from complete guides and individual chapters, and download them to any device you like.

Click here to visit the Lonely Planet shop for more ebooks and print versions.

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