EXCURSION TO GRANADAALHAMBRA
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EXCURSION TO GRANADA – ALHAMBRA
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The main attraction of the city is the legendary Alhambra Palace and its Generalife Gardens. As if descended from the pages of the Thousand and One Nights fairy tales, this magnificent architectural complex is one of the most visited places in Spain. Excursions in Costa Del Sol

On the streets of the ancient Moorish quarter of Albaicín (UNESCO monument) you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the centuries-old history of Muslim Granada. Other important architectural structures are the Cathedral and the Royal Tomb, where the remains of the most important couple of monarchs in the history of Spain, Isabella and Ferdinand, are buried.
The main attraction of the city is the legendary Alhambra Palace and its Generalife Gardens. As if descended from the pages of the Thousand and One Nights fairy tales, this magnificent architectural complex is one of the most visited places in Spain. Excursions in Costa Del Sol

On the streets of the ancient Moorish quarter of Albaicín (UNESCO monument) you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the centuries-old history of Muslim Granada. Other important architectural structures are the Cathedral and the Royal Tomb, where the remains of the most important couple of monarchs in the history of Spain, Isabella and Ferdinand, are buried.
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The group excursion to the Alhambra of Granada on the Costa del Sol takes place on Thursdays and Fridays from Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona. Excursions in Costa Del Sol

Price:

  • from Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Mijas Costa – 76 € per person (Thursdays and Fridays)
  • from Marbella – 83 € per person (Thursdays and Fridays)
  • from Estepona – 90 € per person (only Fridays)
The group excursion to the Alhambra of Granada on the Costa del Sol takes place on Thursdays and Fridays from Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona. Excursions in Costa Del Sol
Price:

  • from Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Mijas Costa – 76 € per person (Thursdays and Fridays)
  • from Marbella – 83 € per person (Thursdays and Fridays)
  • from Estepona – 90 € per person (only Fridays)
The price of the excursion includes:

  • Round trip transfer from the Costa del Sol
  • Walking tour of the historic centre of Granada
  • Guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
  • Alhambra entrance fees
      The price of the excursion includes:

      • Round trip transfer from the Costa del Sol
      • Walking tour of the historic centre of Granada
      • Guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
      • Alhambra entrance fees
                    Important to know
                    Due to limited numbers, tickets for the Alhambra must be booked in advance!

                    Alhambra entrance tickets are name tags! The passport details of all tour participants are required for booking!

                    A passport is required to visit the Alhambra!

                    If you cancel the tour, there is no refund!
                    Important to know
                    Due to limited numbers, tickets for the Alhambra must be booked in advance!

                    Alhambra entrance tickets are name tags! The passport details of all tour participants are required for booking!

                    A passport is required to visit the Alhambra!

                    If you cancel the tour, there is no refund!
                    GRANADA
                    This ancient city is situated in a picturesque setting between fertile valleys, the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the craggy bays of the Mediterranean.

                    This breathtakingly beautiful location was chosen by the sultans of the last Moorish dynasty to embody their vision of paradise on earth. As its symbol, the Alhambra is one of the finest palaces of its day and the finest example of Islamic architecture on the Iberian peninsula.

                    For almost 250 years Granada was the capital of the last Moorish state in Spain, which developed into one of the most important cultural centres of Europe. While wars and epidemics raged across Christian Spain, the city thrived in science, poetry, crafts and commerce, while striking palaces were built and magnificent gardens created.

                    In 1492, Granada was the last of the cities in Spain to fall into Christian hands. At the same time, here in Granada, Christopher Columbus received permission for an expedition in search of the westward route to India. This most famous voyage in the history of mankind would turn out to be the discovery of the New World.

                    However, the atmosphere of the eastern city is still preserved here. It can be felt in the narrow, winding streets of the old Arab quarter of Albaycin, its colourful Arabic-style tea shops and the Moroccan shops of the former Alkaisseriya silk market.
                    ALHAMBRA
                    The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited monuments in Spain. Built during the 13th-14th centuries, the Alhambra was the residence of the Sultans of Granada, the last Muslim rulers of the Iberian Peninsula. To this day this striking building is considered one of the finest masterpieces of Islamic architecture.

                    The jewel of the Alhambra and its most famous monument is the Nasrid Palaces. The frescoed wall decorations, filigree carved arches, stalactite domes and scaffolding of marble pillars decorate the inner rooms of the Ambassadors' Room, the Lion's Palace, the Mexuar and the Two Sisters' Hall.

                    Walking through a maze of cypress alleys, you enter the magical world of the Generalife Gardens. Crystal waters from mountain springs flow in hundreds of artificial streams; jasmine, myrtle, orange trees and rosemary fill the air with scent; and vibrant flowers create a splendour of colour in this truly heavenly spot.

                    The carved windows of the summer palace and the fortress towers of the Alcazaba offer stunning views of Granada's ancient Arab quarter, the Sacromonte caves and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
                    CATHEDRAL
                    The Granada Cathedral was clearly different from all existing temples in Spain. Its construction was not just a demonstration of the triumph of Christianity, but also marked the dawn of a new era. That is why the architects of the Granada Cathedral consciously abstracted from the canons of the outgoing Gothic style. Instead of the gloomy, dark medieval temples, Granada's Cathedral is filled with light and its interior is exuberant and festive.

                    Some of Spain's great architects, including Henrique Egas, Diego de Siloe and Alonso Cano, were responsible for its construction. The latter was responsible not only for the architectural solutions, but also for the artistic decoration of the Cathedral. He painted one of the most impressive series of religious paintings, the seven paintings above the main altar, depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.

                    The cathedral in Granada was supposed to be the pantheon of all the kings of Spain and is therefore so pompous. The transfer of the capital to Madrid and the subsequent financial difficulties meant that the church was left unfinished. Despite this, the Granada Cathedral is still impressive both for its sheer size and its beautiful decoration.

                    The main chapel, unusual for its circular shape at the time, the magnificent dome at a height of 47 metres and the remarkable 18th-century double-sided organ are particularly noteworthy.
                    ROYAL CHAPEL
                    The royal chapel, located in the heart of Granada, is one of the most important historical monuments of the city. This is where the remains of the royal couple Isabella and Ferdinand, whose reign changed the course of world history, are buried.

                    The unification of Spain, the Conquest of Granada, the last Moorish bastion on the Iberian peninsula, the discovery and conquest of the Americas, the Inquisition and the expulsion of the Jews are just some of the highlights of these monarchs' reigns.

                    Granada as her final resting place was chosen by Isabella herself. This city has always held a special significance for the Queen of Castile. It was here in 1492 that she was able to achieve her most important mission in life: to "liberate" all of Spain from Muslim rule, and thus end the Reconquista, which had lasted almost 800 years. It was in Granada that she decided on the Columbus expedition, the consequences of which would bring Spain the status of world power.

                    All the more surprising, instead of a pompous structure, to find here a rather modest room of rather ascetic appearance. Were it not for the queue of visitors, this small chapel could have been seen as just another annex to the Cathedral and not noticed at all.
                    The simplicity of the exterior continues inside. The beautifully crafted but modest wooden altar of the chapel is separated from the burial ground by a magnificent carved lattice. The chapel itself features near-life-size figures of kings carved in marble. Nearby is the chapel of the daughter of Isabella and Ferdinand, Juana delirious, and of her husband Philip the Fair.

                    The chapel contains a small museum of the monarchs' personal possessions, such as the sword of Ferdinand, his crown, sceptre, prayer book and mirror of Isabella, which she wore on her campaigns. Of particular note is the small but remarkable personal collection of the Queen's paintings. In addition to paintings by famous Flemish masters (Memling, van der Weyden), Sandro Botticelli's Prayer in the Garden stands out here.
                    GRANADA
                    This ancient city is situated in a picturesque setting between fertile valleys, the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the craggy bays of the Mediterranean.

                    This breathtakingly beautiful location was chosen by the sultans of the last Moorish dynasty to embody their vision of paradise on earth. As its symbol, the Alhambra is one of the finest palaces of its day and the finest example of Islamic architecture on the Iberian peninsula.

                    For almost 250 years Granada was the capital of the last Moorish state in Spain, which developed into one of the most important cultural centres of Europe. While wars and epidemics raged across Christian Spain, the city thrived in science, poetry, crafts and commerce, while striking palaces were built and magnificent gardens created.

                    In 1492, Granada was the last of the cities in Spain to fall into Christian hands. At the same time, here in Granada, Christopher Columbus received permission for an expedition in search of the westward route to India. This most famous voyage in the history of mankind would turn out to be the discovery of the New World.

                    However, the atmosphere of the eastern city is still preserved here. It can be felt in the narrow, winding streets of the old Arab quarter of Albaycin, its colourful Arabic-style tea shops and the Moroccan shops of the former Alkaisseriya silk market.
                    ALHAMBRA
                    The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited monuments in Spain. Built during the 13th-14th centuries, the Alhambra was the residence of the Sultans of Granada, the last Muslim rulers of the Iberian Peninsula. To this day this striking building is considered one of the finest masterpieces of Islamic architecture.

                    The jewel of the Alhambra and its most famous monument is the Nasrid Palaces. The frescoed wall decorations, filigree carved arches, stalactite domes and scaffolding of marble pillars decorate the inner rooms of the Ambassadors' Room, the Lion's Palace, the Mexuar and the Two Sisters' Hall.

                    Walking through a maze of cypress alleys, you enter the magical world of the Generalife Gardens. Crystal waters from mountain springs flow in hundreds of artificial streams; jasmine, myrtle, orange trees and rosemary fill the air with scent; and vibrant flowers create a splendour of colour in this truly heavenly spot.

                    The carved windows of the summer palace and the fortress towers of the Alcazaba offer stunning views of Granada's ancient Arab quarter, the Sacromonte caves and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
                    CATHEDRAL
                    The Granada Cathedral was clearly different from all existing temples in Spain. Its construction was not just a demonstration of the triumph of Christianity, but also marked the dawn of a new era. That is why the architects of the Granada Cathedral consciously abstracted from the canons of the outgoing Gothic style. Instead of the gloomy, dark medieval temples, Granada's Cathedral is filled with light and its interior is exuberant and festive.

                    Some of Spain's great architects, including Henrique Egas, Diego de Siloe and Alonso Cano, were responsible for its construction. The latter was responsible not only for the architectural solutions, but also for the artistic decoration of the Cathedral. He painted one of the most impressive series of religious paintings, the seven paintings above the main altar, depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.

                    The cathedral in Granada was supposed to be the pantheon of all the kings of Spain and is therefore so pompous. The transfer of the capital to Madrid and the subsequent financial difficulties meant that the church was left unfinished. Despite this, the Granada Cathedral is still impressive both for its sheer size and its beautiful decoration.

                    The main chapel, unusual for its circular shape at the time, the magnificent dome at a height of 47 metres and the remarkable 18th-century double-sided organ are particularly noteworthy.
                    ROYAL CHAPEL
                    The royal chapel, located in the heart of Granada, is one of the most important historical monuments of the city. This is where the remains of the royal couple Isabella and Ferdinand, whose reign changed the course of world history, are buried.

                    The unification of Spain, the Conquest of Granada, the last Moorish bastion on the Iberian peninsula, the discovery and conquest of the Americas, the Inquisition and the expulsion of the Jews are just some of the highlights of these monarchs' reigns.

                    Granada as her final resting place was chosen by Isabella herself. This city has always held a special significance for the Queen of Castile. It was here in 1492 that she was able to achieve her most important mission in life: to "liberate" all of Spain from Muslim rule, and thus end the Reconquista, which had lasted almost 800 years. It was in Granada that she decided on the Columbus expedition, the consequences of which would bring Spain the status of world power.

                    All the more surprising, instead of a pompous structure, to find here a rather modest room of rather ascetic appearance. Were it not for the queue of visitors, this small chapel could have been seen as just another annex to the Cathedral and not noticed at all.
                    The simplicity of the exterior continues inside. The beautifully crafted but modest wooden altar of the chapel is separated from the burial ground by a magnificent carved lattice. The chapel itself features near-life-size figures of kings carved in marble. Nearby is the chapel of the daughter of Isabella and Ferdinand, Juana delirious, and of her husband Philip the Fair.

                    The chapel contains a small museum of the monarchs' personal possessions, such as the sword of Ferdinand, his crown, sceptre, prayer book and mirror of Isabella, which she wore on her campaigns. Of particular note is the small but remarkable personal collection of the Queen's paintings. In addition to paintings by famous Flemish masters (Memling, van der Weyden), Sandro Botticelli's Prayer in the Garden stands out here.
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                    Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain

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                    Варианты оплаты экскурсий
                    Travel in Andalusia - Excursions in Costa Del Sol


                    info@excursiones-costadelsol.com
                    Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain

                    Tourist license № GT/06240

                    Photos from personal archive and websites
                    Pixabay, Unsplash, Depositphotos, Canva