Photography tour in the Alhambra, Granada
From: 75,00 €
If you are a fan of culture, nature, and enjoy taking pictures of the places you visit, don’t miss this opportunity! Thanks to this photography tour you will get to know every corner of the Alhambra and immortalize its history. A unique souvenir of your visit to this beautiful, precious monument. In the tour, a specialized, certified photographer-guide will tell you all the secrets about the Alhambra and take you to the best location for your pictures. So, if an unforgettable visit is what you’re looking for, book your guided tour.
Things you’ll discover:
- Guided tour of the Alhambra with a specialized, certified photographer-guide
- Useful photography advising and photo locations
- Alhambra tickets, including the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba and the Generalife gardens
- Audio-guide (groups over 6 people)
- Cameras of any kind, mobile phone
- Charged batteries and memory cards
- Tripods are not allowed inside of the Nasrid Palaces
- 1 person: 179 €
- 2 people: 90 €/each
- 3 people: 74 €/each
- 4 people: 75 €/each
Alhambra’s history is related to Granada’s geographic location. On a hard-access rocky hill, on the Darro river banks, protected by the mountains and surrounded by the forest, between the most ancient city quarters, the Alhambra stands up as a magnificent castle with red hue walls that hide its delicate interior beauty.
Throughout the XIII, XIV and XV centuries, the fortress became a citadel with high walls and defensive towers, with two main areas: the militar area or Alcazaba, which was the Royal Guard’s headquarters, and the Medina or the palatine city, where the Nasri Palaces and nobility and plebeian houses remains can be found.
Charles V’s Palace (built after the Catholic Kings’ takeover of the city in 1492) can also be found in the Medina.
The Generalife, an independent palace in front of the Alhambra, surrounded by orchards and gardens, the kings’ relaxing area, is also part of the monumental complex.
The name of Alhambra can be traced back to the Arabic word meaning ‘red castle’, perhaps due to the towers’ and walls’ hue. There is, tho, a more poetic explanation for its name, told by muslim chroniclers: they talk about the construction of the Alhambra ‘under the light of the torches.’
Originally created with military purposes, the Alhambra was an citadel, a palace and a small city, everything at the same time. This triple-way character helps us understand its many features.