When you purchase your ticket to the Alhambra, you also select a specific hour to visit the Nasrid Palaces — my ticket is for 7pm, the last time slot of the day (hours vary based on the time of year). You may only enter at the specific time on your ticket. This limits the crowds of people and makes it a better visit for everyone. Now if only they would forbid those damn selfie sticks!
Suggestion: get in line 30 minutes before your timed entry, as there will most definitely be a line and you don’t want to spend your precious hour waiting at the back of it. I’m in line by 6:30p and there are still lots of people in front of me:
I approach this final hour of my Alhambra visit just as I did the rest of the complex — like a photo excursion, to see how creative I can get in photographing the rich details around me. And as established in my previous post, I didn’t read much about this area or its historical context until I got back to my accommodation that night, so I am really just focused the visuals.
If you are curious to know more about the history of the Nasrid Palace’s architectural design, good on you, and check out more info here.
Enjoy the barrage of photos!
As the Alhambra is officially closed, I find an alternate way to the bottom of the hill. It’s a tiny bit sketchy as I’m almost entirely alone taking photos at dusk, but the views are too scenic to rush through.
Once I reach the streets below, I look back up at the Alhambra:
I have so much more to share about the impressive city of Granada — it’s a spectacular place, and the Alhambra is the tip of the iceberg. More soon!