How to buy tickets to Alhambra online

I am a fairly seasoned traveler. However, I am stumped while booking online tickets for Alhambra, Granada. The instructions are in Spanish even when I specify English!

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Booking Alhambra tickets online is easy once you know the right website. You can book unto 90 days in advance, so book right away for the summer. If tickets are sold out, you have other options.

Read this for guidance on what ticket to buy.

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Buying Tickets to Alhambra Online - step by step instructions

1. Official online ticketing site in English

This is the Official site of Alhambra with instructions in English from where you can buy tickets online. You can purchase online tickets to Alhambra up to 90 days in advance.

2. Select Morning or evening time-band to enter Alhambra complex

When you are online, select whether you want to visit Alhambra in the morning [08:30 -14:00 Hours] or in the evening [14:00 onwards]. If you select morning slot, you can enter Alhambra by 8:30am but you must pass through the final ticket scanning exit prior to 2pm.

Then select specific time slot for entry to Nasrid Palace within Alhambra complex. This will be in bands of half-hour.

3. Online Payment Information for your Alhambra ticket

Congratulations, you have successfully booked your ticket to Alhambra online. Later, you will need to use the same credit card to print out a physical ticket. However, if your credit card is not recognized...tough luck, you have to buy the Granada Card instead.

4. Pick your physical ticket at Granada

After making the online booking, you’ll have to pick up physical tickets at Granda. You can take the print-out at any La Caixa Bank ATM in Granada. You can also take a print out from La Tienda de la Alhambra [Alhambra Bookstore], located in the center of Granada, at Calle Reyes Católicos, 40, 18009 Granada, Spain. Open : 9:30AM–8:30PM

It is better to pick up your physical ticket in downtown Granada rather than at the Alhambra complex, because you can then enter via Justice Gate, which is the closest entry to the Palace.

Note: While taking the print-out of your online Alhambra ticket at La Caixa Bank ATM, you must use the same credit card that was used to purchase the online tickets to Alhambra.

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There are many guided tours organized for the Alhambra, which include all the tickets. Here are some of them.
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Buy your tickets directly from Alhambra, without a markup charged by tour operators.
- Queue up at the Alhambra ticket office (cash)
- Buy from the cashpoint machines outside Alhambra Ticket Office (Credit card)
- Buy at Alhambra shop on Calle Reyes Católicos
- Buy online from ticketmaster page of Caixa Bank
- Call +34 902 888 001 to buy Alhambra tickets (Operators speak English, Spanish and French).

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My suggestion :
Book ticket to Alhambra at least two months in advance. That way, you get the pick the best time slot for visit to Alhambra, specifically for Nasrid Palaces.

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