5 Informative Facts About Kadriorg Palace

Facts About Kadriorg Palace

Facts About Kadriorg Palace

  1. The house today is the result of a drastic renovation ordered by Nicholas I of Russia in 1827.
  2. Kadriorg Palace is a Petrine Baroque palace built for Catherine I of Russia by Peter the Great in Tallinn, Estonia. Both the Estonian and the German name for the palace means “Catherine’s valley”.
  3. The palace currently houses the Kadriorg Art Museum, a branch of the Art Museum of Estonia, displaying foreign art from the 16th to 20th centuries.
  4. Kadriorg Palace was built after the Great Northern War for Nicola Michetti’s designs by Gaetano Chiaveri and Mikhail Zemtsov.
  5. The palace was named Kadriorg (Katharinenthal in German) in honour of his wife Catherine I.
Facts About Kadriorg Palace
Facts About Kadriorg Palace

8 Informative Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces Facts

Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces Facts

  1. Falkenlust hunting lodge was designed by François de Cuvilliés. In the style of the Amalienburg hunting lodge in the park of Nymphenburg Palace.
  2. The gardens were designed by Dominique Girard.
  3. shortly after World War II until 1994, Augustusburg was used as a reception hall for guests of state by the German President, as it is not far from Bonn, which was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany at that time.
  4. In 1984, the two Brühl palaces, to­geth­er with their gar­dens and parks, were in­cluded in the list of UN­ESCO World Her­it­age Sites.
  5. The Au­gus­tus­burg and Falken­lust palaces in Brühl are two of Ger­many’s most im­port­ant ex­amples of Baroque and Ro­coco ar­chi­tec­ture, and served as mod­els for nu­mer­ous oth­er Ger­man courts.
  6. The two res­id­ences, Augustusburg and Falkenlust, are linked by an av­en­ue run­ning through the ex­tens­ive Palace Park.
  7. The construction of the palace began in 1725 on the ruins of a medieval moated castle, but it would take more than 40 years to complete.
  8. Augustusburg Palace and its parks also serve as a venue for the Brühl Palace Concerts.
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8 Informative Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces Facts

Palais Lascaris

Palais Lascari

The Palais Lascaris was built in the seventeenth century, situated in the Vieux Nice, Palais Lascaris is a historical monument and a Museum. devoted to the art and music of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The Palais Lascaris Displays a collection of Musical Instruments, The temporary exhibit and the opulently restored rooms with furniture and artefacts from the period. Palais Lascaris has the second largest antique musical instrument collection in France.

Most of the Musical Instruments belonged to the industrialist and amateur musician Antoine Gautier, who in 1904 donated his musical instruments to the city of Nice.

The Ground Floor is where you can find a seventeenth-century pharmacy. The First floor is used for temporary exhibitions. On The Second floor, you will find a collection of Antique Musical Instruments.

Palais Lascaris was first built in the seventeenth century for one of the first families of the nobility of Nice, the Lascaris-Ventimiglia family, and was later altered in the eighteenth century, Palais Lascaris was owned by the Vintimille-Lascaris family,however, during to the French Revolution the Place was taken away from the family and left neglected for over a century.

Until 1802 when was bought by the city of Nice to create a museum. The restoration started in 1962 and was completed eight years later in 1970 when it opened to the public.

The historical musical instrument collection of Nice was transferred from the Massena Museum to the Palais Lascaris. The New project wanted to transform the Museum of Palais Lascaris into a museum of music, 10 years later, in 2011 the Musical Instruments opened to the public.

Palais Lascaris History has not been kept and the name of the architect of the places or the exact date of the construction, as far as researchers and historians know, the building is in the Italian Baroque styled in the first half of the 17th century.

Palais Lascari
Palais Lascari

Contact Information

Telephone: +33 4 93 62 72 40 | Official Website |

How to Get There

The nearest tramway is the ‘Cathedral old city’, Walk north-east on Boulevard Jean Jaurès towards Rue Centrale, Turn right onto Rue Centrale, then Turn left onto Rue de la Loge and finally Turn right onto Rue Droite, You will see the Museum on your left at 15 rue Droite.

Travelling by Bus, get off at the ‘Cathedral old city’ stop and Walk north-east on Boulevard Jean Jaurès towards Rue Centrale, Turn right onto Rue Centrale, then Turn left onto Rue de la Loge and finally Turn right onto Rue Droite, You will see the Museum on your left at 15 rue Droite. bus services that stop at ‘Cathedral old city’: 8, 11, 14, 38, 59, 70 and 98.

If you would like to avoid public transport, I would suggest getting an Uber, if you planning to go from Musée Matisse or the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice I would highly recommend using Uber, It’s cheaper then tax’s services due to the high charge rate.

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Admission

Ticket Type Price
individual ticket €10
7-day individual Ticket €20
Group Ticket €8
Child under 18 and students Free Entry

NEARBY FOR FOOD

Pamir is an Afghani restaurant only three minutes walk from Palais Lascaris. Délit Délice Salon De Thé Et Restaurant is only 2 minutes away from the Palace.

WHERE TO STAY IN NICE

Nearby places to stay as cheap as possible budget under £100/$100/€100:

  • Villa Otero, 11 minutes walk from the beach. Located in the heart of Nice, in the Musicians district, Villa Otero is a hotel set in a 1920s building. ideal place to stay only 5 minutes walk from Nice Train station and located within 5 miles from Nice Airport. Check Price.
  • Hôtel Le Lausanne, 9 minutes walk from the beach. Located in the heart of Nice, in the musician’s quarter, Hôtel Le Lausanne is only a 10-minute walk from the Promenade des Anglais. Nice-Ville Train Station is 600 yards away and the Albert 1st Gardens are 1.2 from the hotel. Check Price.
  • Hotel de France, 3 minutes walk from the beach. Hotel de France is situated in the heart of Nice, 100 yards from the Promenade des Anglais, The beach and the city centre is a short walk away. Check Price.

Nearby places to stay at a budget price of £200 – £400:

  • Hotel Negresco, a 1-minute walk from the beach. The famous Hotel Negresco, dating from the beginning of the 20th century, overlooks the beach and the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Hotel Negresco’s guests can benefit from access to the Neptune private beach area. Check Price.
  • Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée, a one-minute walk from the beach. Set on the Promenade des Anglais, Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée is an art-deco style hotel featuring an on-site casino, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a hammam and a sauna. The terrace offers panoramic views of the Baie des Anges. Regional cuisine and Mediterranean dishes are served in the hotel’s restaurant. Check Price.

Visiting Nice, France? We have other posts that you may enjoy that will be helpful on your trip.

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Here some of our favourite.

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Location

Address: 15 Rue Droite, 06300 Nice, France | Coordinations: 43.6977°N 7.2773°E

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10 Alcazaba of Malaga Facts

Alcazaba of Malaga

Fun & Interesting Facts About Alcazaba of Malaga

  1. The Alcazaba is the best-preserved Moorish fortress-palace in Spain.

  2. Alcazaba was used as a State prison.

  3. The Alcazaba of Málaga is a fortress-palace built between 1057 and 1063.

  4. Alcazaba takes its meaning from the Arabic, which means ‘citadel’.

  5. Muslim origin of the Alcazaba, its name arises, which in Arabic takes the meaning of ‘citadel’.

  6. It was built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th century.

  7. Airon is a 40 meters depth well which was used to supply water to the residents of the Palace.

  8. Alcazaba was constructed on the ruins of a Roman fortification.

  9. The ‘Torre del Cristo’ was created by the people of Malaga, used as a point of entrance to the neighbourhood and is currently occupied by houses.

  10. In 1279 the city was conquered by Muhammed II Ben al-Ahmar and became part of the Nasrid kingdom.

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Royal Palace of Madrid

Royal Palace of Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid is not the official residence of his Majesty the King of Spain but actually where state ceremonies happen, official Banquets and other state function take place, The King of Spain actually lives in Zarzuela Palace, just outside of Madrid.

Before the Royal Palace of Madrid was built, in the Ninth Century, the Muslim Kingdom of Toledo built a defensive building, that was later used by the Kings of Castile, who later went on to building the Alcázar castle, in the 16th century. However, due to the castle being built out of wood, it was destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve 1734, 24 December.

King Felipe the fifth wanted to build a palace for his Borbon dynasty and Italian Architect Filippo Juvara was chosen to design the new palace, and all construction was made in stone and brick, so it can’t be destroyed by fire, Construction happened between 1738 and 1755.

The Palace has 1,450,00 sq ft of floor space and has 3,418 rooms, 44 staircases, 240 Balconies and 870 Windows, it’s the largest royal palace in Europe by floor area and the inside of the Palace is well-known for its wealth of Art and use of fine Materials.

The Royal Armoury is situated inside the Royal Palace, its considered one of the best Armouries in the world, The collection ranging from the 15th century onwards, you can find tournament pieces made for Philip II and Charles the Firth, by one of the best armourers of Augsburg and Milan. You can also find pieces of the armoury and full tools used in the battle of Mühlberg by Charles V however during the Peninsular War and the Spanish Civil War, parts of the Armory was lost.

The Royal Pharmacy has some interesting features such as cabinets that were used to store medicinal herbs, bottles, stills, containers and prescriptions which was given to the Royal Family.

The Royal Kitchen first opened to the public on October 2017, after undergoing a complete renovation, its one of the most striking examples of historical kitchens in European Royal Residences, the kitchen is situated in the first basement, it was renovated between 1861 and 1880 thanks to the orders of Isabella II and Alfonso XII.

The last known Monarch who lived continuously in the Royal Palace was King Alfonso XIII and the last head of state was Manuel Azaña, who was the president of the Second Republic, during the Period where Manuel Azaña, the Royal Palace was known as “Palacio Nacional” and to this day, the room next to the Real Capilla, is known as “Office of Azaña”.

The palace is owned by the Spanish State and administered by the Patrimonio Nacional, a public agency of the Ministry of the Presidency.

Visitors all around the world can visit the palace, Several rooms in the Palace are regularly open to the public, except during state functions and Don’t miss the Changing of Guard which happens every Wednesday and Saturday and the Magnificent solemn changing the Guard happens on the first Wednesday of each Month.

Royal Palace of Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid photography credit:Mikhail Z

Telephone: +34 91 454 8700 | Official Website |

How to get to the Royal Palace of Madrid

The nearest metro station is the Opera, it’s about 5 minutes walk to the Royal Palace, however only just walking two minutes, you will see the stunning royal palace. Opera red line L2 and Green Line L5.

The Nearest Train Station is the Madrid-Sol

Nearby Bus services: 3, 25, 39, 46, 75, 138, 148, C1

Opening Hours

From April 01 to September 30

Monday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

From October 01 to March 31

Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Admission

Ticket Type Price
General Admission €11
Concessions €6
Agency rate €8
Free admission October to March Monday to Friday between 4 PM to 6 PM
Free Admission Hispanic American citizens with certification of nationality
Free Admission Madrid Card
Other Rates for tours differ to the Standard prices.

Box office and admission to the Palace closes one hour earlier.

Information

  • Function: Palace
  • Architects: Filippo Juvarra, Francesco Sabatini, Giovanni Battista Sacchetti, José Segundo de Lema
  • The Royal Palace of Madrid is one of Europe’s largest palaces
  • Construction started: 7 April 1735
  • Historic period: 18th century
  • Floor area: 135,000 m2
  • Client: King Felipe V of Spain
  • Architectural style: Baroque, Classicism

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Royal Palace of Madrid photography credit:K R

Royal Palace of Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid photography credit: luiswolg

Royal Palace of Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid photography flickr credit:joanbrebo

Royal Palace of Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid photography flickr credit:teckman

Royal Palace of Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid photography flickr credit:Jorge Donaire

Royal Palace of Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid photography flickr credit: joanbrebo

Royal Palace of Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid photography flickr credit: JOSE MANUEL GABRIEL

Location

Address: Calle de Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid, Spain | Coordinates: 40.417974°N 3.714302°W

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Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is the Assembly place of the Home of Commons and the Home of Lords, this two houses of this Parliament of this U. Commonly known as this Houses of Parliament following its occupants, the Palace is located on the north shore of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London. Its name, which is derived in the Arabian Westminster Abbey, may refer to both constructions: the Old Palace, a center ages construction complicated destroyed from a fire in 1834, and its replacement, this New Palace which stands today. The first royal palace was constructed on the website from this 11th century, and Westminster was this main home of the King’s of England until the fire destroyed much of this complicated in 1512.

The earliest existing part of this Palace dates from this reign of William I’s heir, King William II. The Palace of Westminster has been the monarch’s principal residence from the late Medieval period. Though Westminster formally remained a royal palace, it has been used by both Houses of Parliament and by a variety of royal law courts. The Commons obtained a permanent home in this Palace in St Stephen’s Chapel, this former chapel of this royal palace, during this reign of Ed VI. In 1547 the construction became available for the Commons usage following the dissolution of St Stephen’s College.

The Palace of Westminster as a whole started to see significant alterations from the eighteenth century onwards, as Parliament struggled to carry on its business in this limited available space and aging buildings. An Independent Options Appraisal Report released in June 2015 found which this cost to restore this Palace of Westminster could cost up to £7.1 billion if MPs stay at the Palace while works take place. View from across this Thames in this morning. Sir Charles Barry’s collaborative design for this Palace of Westminster uses this Perpendicular Gothic style, that was popular throughout the fifteenth century and returned throughout the Gothic revival of the nineteenth century.

Barry’s New Palace of Westminster has been rebuilt utilizing the sandy colored Anston limestone. Originally named The King’s Tower since the fire of 1834 that destroyed the Old Palace of Westminster happened throughout this reign of King William IV, this tower was a necessary part of Barry’s original design, or that he intended it to be this most memorable element. St Stephen’s Tower is positioned in this center of this west front of this Palace, between Westminster Hall and Old Palace Yard, and houses this public entrance to this Houses of Parliament, known as St Stephen’s Entrance. Old Palace Yard, in front of this Palace, can be paved over and covered at concrete security blocks. From New Palace Yard, access may also be accumulated To the Speaker’s Court and the main entrance of the Speaker’s House, based in this pavilion at this northeast corner of this Palace.

The Palace of Westminster is the oldest royal palace in London and a World Heritage site, One of the worlds most recognized building.

 

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Westminster Palace Robing Room Photography by flickr user: UK Parliament

Telephone: 020 7219 3000 | Official Website |

How to get there

  • By Car: if you are traveling by car meter parking is limited and you are subject to the congestion charge. Best to find parking outside the area and travel in.
  • By Bus: Buses stop near Parliament Square in Victoria Street.
  • By Train: Visitors traveling on the London Underground can use the District, Circle or Jubilee lines to get to Westminster station.
  • By Coach: Coach drivers can stop briefly on Abingdon Street, after the entrance to Victoria Tower Gardens.
  • By Cycling: Members of the public cannot bring bicycles into the parliamentary estate. Public bicycle racks are a short distance away outside 7 Millbank.
  • By Foot: If you’re traveling by foot, you can access Parliament by Westminster and Waterloo bridges

How to get there: information gathered from parliament.uk

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Facts and Information

Area 112,476 m2 (1,210,680 sq ft) (internal)
Built 1016
Demolished 1834
Rebuilt 1840–70
Architectural style(s) Perpendicular Gothic Revival
Owner Queen Elizabeth II in right of the Crown
Listed Building Grade 1

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Palace of West Minister Photography by flickr user: David McKelvey

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PALACE OF WESTMINSTER CORRIDORS OF POWER Photography By flickr user: I.K.Brunel

Palace of Westminster
St Stephens Entrance Photography By flickr user:Nick Garrod

 

Location

Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Coordinates 51°29′57″N 00°07′29″W

 

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s official and principal imperial London home. It’s been the official London home of Britain’s monarchy since 1837. Buckingham Palace is not the home of the Queen and Prince Philip, but also the London home of their Duke of York and their Earl and Countess of Wessex and their daughter. Buckingham Palace is utilised for the administrative work for the monarchy. It is here from the country apartments that Her Majesty receives and entertains guests invited to their Palace. Buckingham Palace initially was a grand home-built by their Dukes of Buckingham for his spouse.

George IV began transforming it into a palace from 1826. The Queen has other houses also Such as Windsor Castle and Balmoral in Scotland. When the Queen is at home, it is possible to see her imperial flag flying from their flag pole to top of Buckingham Palace. The first and 4th quadrants represent England and contain 3 golden lions walking on a red field, their next quadrant represents Scotland includes a red lion standing on their left-wing foot on a gold field, the 3rd quadrant represents Ireland and comprises the golden coat of arms of Ireland to a blue area.

It must just be flown from buildings in which the Queen is current. It flies over the British Union Flag, Standards of additional Royal members of the family, Together with other British flags. They wear red jackets and tall, furry hats Known as bearskins. When the very first guards come on duty, there’s a ceremony Known as the Changing of the Guard. A family show at Buckingham Palace is their Changing of their Guard ceremony that takes place in their forecourt every morning. The monarch and the imperial palaces have been guarded by their Household Troops because 1660. The Palace has about 600 rooms, Such as 19 Staterooms, 52 imperial and guest bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, 92 offices, a cinema and a swimming pool. About 400 people work in the Palace, Such as domestic servants, chefs, footmen, cleaners, plumbers, gardeners, chauffeurs, electricians, and two individuals who look after the 300 clocks. Every year, more than 50, 000 people come to the Palace every year as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions, and Royal Garden Parties. Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms Such as 19 country rooms, 52 imperial and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.

 

Buckingham Palace The White Drawing Room
Buckingham Palace The White Drawing Room, Photography by Flickr user: The British Monarchy

Telephone: 0303 123 7300 | Official Website |

How To Get There

  • By Bus: Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.
  • By Train: London Victoria 7 mins from Buckingham Palace or London Charing Cross stations.
  • By Foot: Piccadilly Circus to Buckingham Palace is a 15 minute walk and 25 minutes walk from the London eye.

 

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am–7:30pm
Tueday 9:30am–7:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am–7:30pm
Thursday 9:30am–7:30pm
Friday 9:30am–7:30pm
Saturday 9:30am–7:30pm
Sunday 9:30am–7:30pm

please note: opening hours during holiday season might be different, please check on the official website for more details

Facts about Buckingham Palace

  • When the Queen is at home, you can see her royal flag flying from the flag pole on top of Buckingham Palace. This flag is called the Royal Standard.
  • Five regiments of Foot Guards guard the Palace. They wear red jackets and furry hats, don’t worry the guns they hold are not armed.
  • There is a ceremony called the Changing of the Guard, it takes place every time the first guards come on duty.
  • Since 1660, the Household troops have been guarding the royal palace.
  • Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live at Buckingham Palace.

Information

Admission is by timed ticket . Tickets are valid only on the date and at the entrance time specified on the ticket. A visit lasts between 2 and 2 hours 30 minutes.

Audio tours are included in the admission price. Photography is not permitted inside the State Rooms.

Location

Address: Westminster, London SW1A 1AA

More Photography’s

Buckingham Palace The State Dining Room is used by The Queen for official entertain
Buckingham Palace The State Dining Room is used by The Queen for official entertain photography by flickr user: The British Monarchy

 

Buckingham Palace The Chinese Dining Room
Buckingham Palace The Chinese Dining Room, Photography by flickr user: The British Monarchy

Buckingham Palace chariot
Buckingham Palace chariot, Photography by flickr user: Danielle Claire

Alhambra

Alhambra, Granada

Alhambra means the red or crimson castle from the Arabic root, this is because of the towers and walls that surround the entire hill of La Sabica, built as a small fortress in 889 AD however the fortress was abandoned until its ruins were rebuilt in the thirteenth century by emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar, who was the Emirate of Granada.

Emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar, founder of the Naṣrid dynasty, started to reinforce and build the watch tower and the keep, Water was converted from the river Darror into the castle area, warehouses and deposits were built. Emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar successor his son Muhammed II between 1273 to 1302,  started to build the ramparts and the palace and later taken over by Mohammed lll in 1302 to 1309, who completed the works but also built a public baths area and a Mosque.

In 1333, It was converted in to a royal palace by Yusuf the first, the sultan of Granada, later the christian re-conquest took over the site and made it into the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492. Number of structures were built such as Military Garrisons, a Church and a Franciscan Monastery. This is the location were Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expeditions around the world.

Charles l and V authorize a new Renaissance Palace which was fitting for the Holy Roman Emperor, in the revolutionary Mannerist style influenced by Humanist philosophy, however due to the Morisco rebellions in Granada, it was never completed.

During the French Domination of the fortress, it was brown up and was left in disrepair until the 19th century, it was restored to its glory dates and is still being maintained.

The Palace is surrounded by forests, orchards and gardens, its one of the most stunning and magical places to visit while exploring Granada.

Plan of Alhambra

The Alhambra has at least 1 mile of walls and thirty towers surrounding the palace, which all are different sizes that enclose the palace, there are four main gate entrances. The city within the Alhambra is split into three different areas, each with their own purpose: Residence, The Citadel and Medina, near the Puerta del Vino. The different parts are all connected together with paths for easy and quick access and gates separating the sections, encase of an attack, parts of the section can be blocked.

Within the Alhambra there are three stunning palaces: Comares Palace, the Palace of the Lions, and the Partal Palace.

The Alhambra became an UNESCO World Heritages site in 1984.

Alhambra inside
Photography by Flickr user: Matt Blackwell

Telephone: +34 958 02 79 71 | Official Website

Please Note: Alhambra stated a comment about the demand of tickets for guided tours and the restriction of number of visitors per day, if you would like a guided tour of Alhambra, you need to book at least one month in advance. For more information regarding this issue checkout their monthly calendar. More Information.

For anyone who doesn’t like to plan their trips and buy tickets in advance, you might have to wake up early morning, at first light, they usually sell a few tickets at the main ticket gate or you can take your chance with luck, and hope a few cancellations happen for the next evening.

Admission

Day tickets: Access to all the areas

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Ticket Type Price
Adult €14.00
Children under 12 Years old Free Admission
Chicken between 12 – 15 Years old €8.00
Senior citizens €9.00
People with disabilities €8.00

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Evening visit to the Nasrid Palaces

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Ticket Type Price
Adult €8.00
Children under 12 Years old Free Admission

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Evening visit  to the Gardens

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Ticket Type Price
Adult €5
Children under 12 Years old Free Admission

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Visit the Gardens, the Alcazaba fortress and Generalife

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Ticket Type Price
Adult €7
Children under 12 Years old Free Admission

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Opening Hours

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

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Alhambra: definition and meaning 

  • a citadel and palace in Granada, Spain, built for the Moorish kings during the 13th and 14th centuries: noted for its rich ornamentation
  • The word ‘Alhambra’ comes from the Arabic Al-Ḥamra meaning ‘the red one’.

Location

Address: Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain

Coordinates: 37°10′36″N 3°35′40″W

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