Day trip from Nerja to Alhambra palace

Nasrid kingdom's wonder

Trip from Nerja to Alhambra palace and Albayzin neighbourhood


Here are the details of this wonderful day trip to the Alhambra and Albayzin (Albaicin) from Nerja :

  • How does this day trip to the Alhambra and Albaicin work?
  • The guided tour of the Alhambra
  • The guided tour of the Albayzin neighbourhood
  • Information, prices and online booking of this tour
  • Other ideas for day trips from Nerja, Torrox and Torre del Mar

Lions Palace in Alhambra

A visit to the Alhambra is a must on any trip to Andalucia. The Alhambra Palace in Granada – the former capital of the Nasrid kingdom – is unforgettable.

What is a day trip to the Alhambra and Albayzin from Nerja like?

This tour of the Alhambra and the wonderful Albayzin is carried out in semi-private groups (2 to 8 people maximum) departing from Nerja, Torre del Mar and Torrox.

The guide Cipriano – pictured below – will pick you up in the morning at your place of stay in a Mercedes Vito and drive you to Granada.

local guide andalucia
during the visit to Comares with Cipriano

Tour of the Alhambra

The guide will immerse you in the Al-Andalus period with his stories. He will show you the history of the Alhambra Palace. The entrance to the Alhambra is very quick, with tickets purchased in advance by your guide.

The Alhambra was built in the 13th century, at the beginning of the Nasrid era. It covers an area of 140,000 m². Its name comes directly from the Arabic al-Qalʻatu al-Ḥamrāʼ, i.e. “the red castle”.

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Justice Door – Alhambra –

You will discover all the wonders of this unique site in the world, including the famous courtyard of lions with its 124 carved marble columns. You will also see the Comares Palace, and the Alcazaba.

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One of the palaces in the Alhambra

Afterwards we take the van to the mythical Albaicin district in a few minutes.

The tour of the Albayzin neighbourhood

The guided tour to this district is done in the early afternoon. This neighbourhood, like the Alhambra, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


Your guide will take you to the Albayzin, which has retained all its original character. You will discover the famous Carmenes in the oldest and most authentic part of Granada.

The Nerja day trip to Alhambra : Carmen in Albayzin
A Carmen in the Albayzin

The Carmenes are old palaces in the Albayzin with beautiful inner courtyards.

grenade albayzin

This day is a real trip, and even a trip back in time that will be remembered for a long time.

Nasrid Palace – Alhambra –

At the end of the day trip, Cipriano will take you back to your accommodation in Nerja, Torre del Mar and Torrox.

One last word: I personally have incredible memories of the various visits I made with this guide.

Information, prices and booking of this Granada day trip from Nerja

Here is the information :

  • Language: English, or German or Spanish
  • Semi-private group: 2 to 8 people maximum
  • Times: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Duration: 9 hours approx.
  • Entrance ticket to Alhambra: included
  • Guided visit of Alhambra : included
  • Guided visit of Albayzin : included
  • Round trip transport : included
  • The guide will pick you up on the coast between Nerja and Torre del Mar
  • Price: 130 € per person (80€ for children)

Optional: tapas at lunch time. Cipriano can suggest one of the best tapas restaurants in Granada for your lunch break. Granada is world famous for its tapas!

View of the Alhambra from the Albayzin

For the booking :

When booking this tour, it is advisable to book well in advance. Tickets for this monument sell out very quickly.

The Alhambra and Albayzin Tour from Nerja : Book online

Alhambra en Granada
Alhambra – Granada –

Other ideas for day trips from Nerja, Torrox and Torre del Mar

Cipriano offers several day trips from Nerja, Torrox or Torre del Mar

In the link below, you will find the other tours he proposes (Cordoba, Ronda, Setenil de las Bodegas, Marbella, Mijas, …)

See all day trips from Nerja in Andalucia

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Setenil de las Bodegas

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