How to get to the Alhambra?

How to arrive by car or private transport?

Private cars have their access through the South Round. Go to the beltway of Granada, southbound (Motril); Once you have bordered the city, you will find the Alhambra (Ronda Sur) direction to the monument's parking lot, where we recommend you leave your vehicle. The price of parking is 2.35 Euros / Hour .; The lockers are a few meters away.

The Alhambra car park It has 500 seats and is guarded 24 hours a day. There are four areas, one of them for buses and caravans, which is the first one you find as you enter. The last one is the closest to the Generalife entrance and is right next to the Access Pavilion where tickets are purchased, this is the first to be filled.

From Granada airport, take the A-92 motorway, Granada ring road, exit 132 Ronda Sur and exit 5-A Alhamabra.

Alhambra Access Map
Road map of the province of Granada
Granada access map

How to arrive by bus or taxi?

Taxi or Urban Minibus: Both stop at Plaza Nueva. Lines 30 and 32 of the urban bus, have the following stops at the Alhambra site:

  • 1 The Lockers (Entrance Pavilion)
  • 2 the Tower of the Heads, near the Palace of Carlos V and the Nasrid Palaces
  • 3 the Gate of Justice, the closest to the Alcazaba.

In most of the published information, it still appears that access to the Alhambra on the public bus, line 30, is made from Plaza Nueva. This is not really so. In recent months, Cuesta de Gomérez street has been cut off to traffic due to the restoration works that are taking place at the Puerta de la Granadas.

City Bus Granada

The duration of these works is expected to be long, so the exit of line 30 and 32 has been moved to the Plaza de Isabel la Católica, about 100 meters from Plaza Nueva.

The new bus stop is, specifically, behind the monument of Isabel la Católica and Cristóbal Colon.

Granada access map
Granada access map

How to get to the Alhambra on foot?

If you like to walk, the best option is to walk up from Plaza Nueva, through the forest, along Cuesta de Gomérez street or up Cuesta de los Chinos street, from Paseo de los Tristes or through the neighborhood Realejo, to the Alhambra Palace Hotel from Campo del Principe square. All options on foot represent a fairly steep climb of approximately 1 km.