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Buying tickets in advance

Page updated 2nd March 2020

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IMPORTANT - COVID-19: The Alhambra is currently closed until 31st March. All ALHAMBRA TICKETS and GRANADACARDS until this date will, therefore, be refunded automatically.

On the 1st April, the Alhambra will either open or remain closed. If it remains closed, all Alhambra tickets and GRANADACARDS will be refunded automatically for the dates of closure.

If the Alhambra opens on the 1st April, then Alhambra tickets and GRANADACARDS will not be refunded. However, if you are physically unable to reschedule your holiday in Granada because of accommodation or flight problems, then you should contact the ALHAMBRA or GRANADACARD directly to request a refund.

ALHAMBRA: 34858953616 (before May) or +34858888002 (May onwards)

GRANADACARD: +34858880990 or

Buying Alhambra tickets in advance

You now buy the tickets directly from the Alhambra. The page is new and you should check it daily if your dates are blocked in red.

The new page is BUY ALHAMBRA TICKETS and the phone number is +34858953616 (before May) or +34858888002 (May onwards).

You can buy up to 10 tickets in advance but not for the same day. When buying your tickets, you will need to decide what time you want to visit the Nazrid Palaces.

If you buy the tickets online, you can print a paper version with a QR code to use as your ticket.

If you buy the tickets by phone, you will need to collect your tickets in Granada from the Alhambra.

You can purchase your Alhambra tickets:

All major credit and debit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard, Maestro and Visa Electrón) except American Express.

Click here for advice about what time to book tickets.

It takes at least one hour to get from the main ticket office at the Alhambra to the Nazrid Palaces. It is therefore a good idea to reserve tickets for the palaces from 10:00 onwards. If you buy tickets for the palaces at 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning, you will have to go directly to the palaces. In this case, rather than going to the main ticket office entrance, you should go through the Puerta de la Justicia entrance (see Alhambra map).

To buy tickets with a credit/debit card, phone +34858953616 (before May) or +34858888002 (May onwards). The operators speak Spanish, French and English.

You can choose a time to visit the Nazrid Palaces.

It is also important to remember that even though children do not pay, they do need a ticket.

You will need to provide proof of being a pensioner, young person or child.

If you feel overwhelmed by the whole complicated process of buying tickets you can simply book a guided tour of the Alhambra. The only thing to think about is to arrive at the correct time for the start of the tour. Click here to book a guided tour.

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