Granada and The Alhambra

Full day excursion.

The Alhambra was founded by Muhammad Ibn al-Ahmar, or Muhammad I, who moved his residence from the Albaycin to the neighboring hill in 1237.
At a time of certain peace with the Christian kingdoms, his grandson Muhammad III (1302-1308) built the Great Mosque of the Alhambra. After he was deposed and assassinated, a series of internal struggles took place.
During the reign of Yusuf I (1333-1354) the work continued with the construction of the Comares Palace.
His son Muhammad V (1354-1359) had the Patio de los Leones and the adjacent rooms designed, which is considered to have put an end to the purely Arabic-style constructions in the Alhambra. On January 1492, Boabdil handed over the Alhambra and its kingdom to the Catholic Monarchs, an act that also ended eight centuries of Arab rule in the Iberian Peninsula.
From this moment on, the adaptation of the palace for the Christian kings was undertaken.

Pick up by our accompanying guide at the place and time established. Once all the travelers are on board, we will leave for Granada. We have a journey of approximately one hour to reach Granada. Once we get there we will visit the Alhambra, today, the most visited monument nationwide. You will visit this complex by the hand of a local guide, who will give you all the information about this magnificent monument, its construction, its architecture, its Arab kings and sultans, until the reconquest of this region, which was the last Muslim kingdom.

In this outing we will discover the mixture of the different cultures that have passed through this city.

In your free time in the center you can visit if you wish the cathedral or the Royal Chapel, where the remains of the Catholic Monarchs are located, stroll through the alcaicería or enjoy the gastronomy of this city.

After your free time, the accompanying guide will meet you for the return to the hotel.

If this summary has left you good feelings, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
** the itinerary may vary depending on availability.

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